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Special Report investigates: DEATH AND DECEIT IN BENGHAZI w/Bret Baier 10/19/2012

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Published on Oct 20, 2012

Why the White House waited so long to acknowledge that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi was a pre-planned terrorist strike?

"They had two reasons to lie. The first reason was the fact that the Sept. 11 attack occurred a week after they just spent four days in Charlotte dancing on the grave of bin Laden. Remember, this is their single foreign policy achievement. There is none other. Look at Iran. Look at Russia. Look at Israel. Look at Syria. Look at the Arab spring. It's all in collapse. They got one thing to argue, and they sure argued it, where they made the point again and again and again with that ridiculous slogan from Vice President [Biden], 'bin laden dead, GM alive,' because what Libya said, what it was proclaiming to the world and the reason the attack was launched in the first place was to say, 'bin Laden dead, al-Qaida alive.' That is what has happened as a result of leading from behind in Libya.
The second thing is, and I heard from this from liberal colleagues is, 'Well, how could they have done this? Why would they be lying? Wouldn't they know it would come out? And the answer is no. They saw what the mainstream media did right after the attack. And you know what they did — they spent three days attacking Mitt Romney for a statement he issued the next day, in which he denounced what the Cairo embassy released, the apologetic statement that was made.
So the media went ahead and spent three days ignoring the attack, ignoring the implications and concentrating always on that. So they think they got the media in their pocket. The election is coming up. They simply have to run out the clock, and they'll be scot-free. They'll be home free. And that is what they thought. However, it was you and others and Bret Baier and Fox which kept the story alive, because we kept finding out what really happened. And now the mainstream media had been shamed to covering it themselves."

Charles Krauthammer,
an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician.

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