CBS: Obama administration knew all along that Benghazi was terror attack

posted at 8:01 am on October 28, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

CBS’ 60 Minutes revisited the Benghazi terror attack last night, laying out the evidence that the attack was orchestrated by al-Qaeda on the anniversary of 9/11.  It was “a planned, sophisticated attack” by AQ, and two security advisers have stepped forward to blow the whistle — as both repeatedly tried to do before the attack:

This to me seems especially damning — and unknown to me in the specifics until last night:

Green Beret Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Wood, was one of the top American security officials in Libya. Based in Tripoli, he met with Amb. Stevens every day.

The last time he went to Benghazi was in June, just three months before the attack. While he was there, al Qaeda tried to assassinate the British ambassador. Wood says, to him, it came as no surprise because al Qaeda — using a familiar tactic — had stated their intent in an online posting, saying they would attack the Red Cross, the British and then the Americans in Benghazi.

Lara Logan: And you watched as they–

Andy Wood: As they did each one of those.

Lara Logan: –attacked the Red Cross and the British mission. And the only ones left–

Andy Wood: Were us. They made good on two out of the three promises. It was a matter of time till they captured the third one.

Lara Logan: And Washington was aware of that?

Andy Wood: They knew we monitored it. We included that in our reports to both State Department and DOD.

Andy Wood told us he raised his concerns directly with Amb. Stevens three months before the U.S. compound was overrun.

Andy Wood: I made it known in a country team meeting, “You are gonna get attacked. You are gonna get attacked in Benghazi. It’s gonna happen. You need to change your security profile.”

Lara Logan: Shut down–

Andy Wood: Shut down–

Lara Logan: –the special mission–

Andy Wood: –”Shut down operations. Move out temporarily. Ch– or change locations within the city. Do something to break up the profile because you are being targeted. They are– they are– they are watching you. The attack cycle is such that they’re in the final planning stages.”

Lara Logan: Wait a minute, you said, “They’re in the final planning stages of an attack on the American mission in Benghazi”?

Andy Wood: It was apparent to me that that was the case. Reading, reading all these other, ah, attacks that were occurring, I could see what they were staging up to, it was, it was obvious.

CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson emphasized this point on Twitter (via Twitchy):

This segment doesn’t directly address what happened at the White House during and after the attack. The segment, helmed by Lara Logan, focuses on what happened in Benghazi before and during the attack. It does, however, raise the question about why no military forces were sent to rescue the Americans despite the hours-long attack on the annex.  Gregory Hicks, one of the whistleblowers who blew the Obama administration talking points out of the water in his testimony to Congress, still cannot understand why the US was not prepared to protect its assets in Benghazi.

This should serve as a springboard for a demand for more answers from the White House, and also from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


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Hillary will never have to answer for this…

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Isn’t this online-only? I’d be surprised if they actually broadcast this.

Mord on October 28, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Isn’t this online-only? I’d be surprised if they actually broadcast this.

Mord on October 28, 2013 at 8:08 AM

It was broadcast on 60 minutes.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Hillary…POS!

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Do we know why they let it happen and why they have refused to bring the culprits to justice thus far?

Buddahpundit on October 28, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Oh goodie… more Congressional hearings, where they are more likely to serve muffins instead of warrants for arrest.

beatcanvas on October 28, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Crickets chirping from the rest of the lsm…..gotta get Hillary elected at all costs

Absolutely shameful

cmsinaz on October 28, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Hillary should be facing charges instead she is the front runner for the democrat nomination.

Strange world.

gophergirl on October 28, 2013 at 8:14 AM

History will not be kind to this administration but it will be too late.

Big Orange on October 28, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Dear Leader was and is only concerned about himself and getting elected. He is on the best welfare program ever devised by man: a Sycophant in the Whitehouse.

SayNo2-O on October 28, 2013 at 8:14 AM

No democrat/marxist will ever have to answer for this or anything else. They run the country, our healthcare and soon our lives. We can try to fix it before it’s too late or get use to it

bgibbs1000 on October 28, 2013 at 8:15 AM

One of two possibilities springs to mind regarding CBS actually airing this episode:

#1. They are trying to get in front of the Benghazi angle and deflect any criticism way early from Hillary if she runs. Sort of get it out in the open long before the 2016 Primaries so it is not that big a deal to most Americans.

#2. They are going to dump on Hillary to the point she will not run. After all, this is her last chance to run for President, and everyone knows it. She is 70 years old and she looks terrible. Americans are a shallow people and don’t vote for ugly.

Johnnyreb on October 28, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Gregory Hicks, one of the whistleblowers who blew the Obama administration talking points out of the water in his testimony to Congress, still cannot understand why the US was not prepared to protect its assets in Benghazi.

This is not merely incompetence. Enough alerts were sent to enough senior leadership that it has to be that the White House intentionally let the attack happen without a rescue. But to what ends? The regime was pretty quick to blame a youtube video that no one had seen or heard about and jailed the film maker and then claim that the future does not belong to those who defame the pederast Mohammed. Pretty nice to have a crisis which you can use to undermine the negative right of freedom of speech.

rbj on October 28, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Makes the WH’s video narrative, Obama’s faux indignation during the debates, the media’s shameless shielding of the WH, and Romney’s fumbling last Fall all the more contemptuous.

Robert_Paulson on October 28, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Hillary will never have to answer for this…

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 8:04 AM

If she runs in 2016, she sure as hell better have to answer for it. Her Democrat challengers would be insane not to bring it up(yes, even Bite Me) in the primary, and it would be borderline criminal if the Republicans didn’t make it one of the central issues of the campaign should she win the nomination.

And it’s not just the failure to protect Stevens and the other Americans in Benghazi. Her lies(even to the faces of the victims’ families) about what happened and her infamous “what difference does it make” meltdown should be played on an endless loop in campaign TV spots.

Doughboy on October 28, 2013 at 8:17 AM

It was broadcast on 60 minutes.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Thanks, my cynicism got the best of me I guess.

Mord on October 28, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Hillary will never have to answer for this…

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 8:04 AM

maybe not unless she runs for President. this will dog her for the rest of her of her political and natural life, underscored by her partnership with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

gracie on October 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM

While the reporting is obscenely late (the “what if this administration was Republican?” You know the answer. Impeachment hearings would’ve commenced by now), I’ll give Logan credit for doing the story. In her effort to stay neutral and focus on Benghazi and not make her telling of the story “partisan politics” (which she said in the intro), she omitted the biggest lie: the YouTube video.

Other than that, she brought damning new revelations to the tragedy with reputable, believable witnesses. I hope Benghazi gets new legs. Why did they stay in Benghazi knowing the security risks? What was Obama doing all night? What did Obama and Hillary know and when did they know it?

conservative pilgrim on October 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM

What difference does it make?
I’m not being cute – WTF difference does it make?
There could be video of Hillary personally executing those people and she’d still be a media darling.

fourbten on October 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Do we know why they let it happen and why they have refused to bring the culprits to justice thus far?

Buddahpundit on October 28, 2013 at 8:13 AM

The same reason this guy is still living the good life and giving interviews to the Times of London. The administration is hiding something.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Articles for Impeachment were drawn up for much less than this.

Roy Rogers on October 28, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Hillary will never have to answer for this…

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Oh yes she will. Maybe not in this life, but she will sure as HELL answer for it.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 8:21 AM

I would say Hillary will get a pass on this from the MSM, but if CBS is dredging this up, then maybe………

KS Rex on October 28, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Hillary for obvious reasons will be protected religiously by the media over this. What about Panetta and Petraeus? Why aren’t they getting more heat when essentially Panetta has admitted to, essentially, giving a stand-down order, and State’s Benghazi consulate was basically a big CIA front anyway?

Robert_Paulson on October 28, 2013 at 8:22 AM

But…but…YOUTUBE VIDEO!!!

Just think, the cow that trotted that one out is now Ozero’s NSA…

Well done!!!

BigWyo on October 28, 2013 at 8:23 AM

It’s pretty simple. The Administration, most notably Hillary Clinton, was attempting to maintain an aura of success. She wanted to keep floating the narrative that somehow, in the face of our many foreign policy disasters in the Middle East, we were on a “successful” trajectory in Libya.

So what did they do? Kept the diplomatic profile low, did not withdraw or regroup and did everything possible to keep any attention off Libya. Also, don’t forget prior information about how DoS was assisting a program to funnel the Syrian fighter arms via Benghazi.

Ultimately, this is about her political ambitions which fit quite well with the Administrations needs. It ended predictably in disaster as people like LTC Wood knew it would.

Now, four Americans including our ambassador have been murder due to incompetence, indifference and personal ambitions.

But this is an argument for Hillary’s executive office potential? Hardly, that’s another predictable disaster.

Marcus Traianus on October 28, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Oh goodie… more Congressional hearings, where they are more likely to serve muffins instead of warrants for arrest.

beatcanvas on October 28, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Correct. Issa is an effing joke. All mouth no action, just like bone head.

Look two weeks ago they connected the IRS scandal directly to Obama’s subordinates. One of the women visited the white house 154 times. Seriously, people. Obama is in all of this stuff up to his neck and congress knows it. They are afraid of being labeled “racist,” so Zero can do whatever he wants. The ball-less spineless bastards will not impeach him, no matter what.

dogsoldier on October 28, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Many have said Obama must have known this ever since it happen. I’ve been trying to point out that Obama’s knowledge of all his scandals (probably all approved by him) is the reason there have been no one (at least not high up) punished. No boss wants to punish an underling for doing his bidding. It’s even too dangerous to do so.

Obama is an accomplished actor at looking innocent & sincere, but words are just tools to him, they don’t matter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8R5GvwUFU8

Chessplayer on October 28, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Articles for Impeachment were drawn up for much less than this.

Roy Rogers on October 28, 2013 at 8:19 AM

the witch herself was frothing at the mouth over Watergate, which was pretty lame compared to what she and Zero have done.

dogsoldier on October 28, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Hillary for obvious reasons will be protected religiously by the media over this.

Robert_Paulson on October 28, 2013 at 8:22 AM

That’s why I mentioned the primaries and general election in 2016. If she runs, the media doesn’t have complete control over the narrative. Her opponents in both parties can make this an issue and based on the damning evidence and testimony we’ve seen thus far, this could conceivably destroy her candidacy. Her entire campaign will be based around her preparedness for the job(since she can’t point to any actual accomplishments on her resume). The failure and subsequent coverup of Benghazi seriously undermines that.

Doughboy on October 28, 2013 at 8:27 AM

#2. They are going to dump on Hillary to the point she will not run. After all, this is her last chance to run for President, and everyone knows it. She is 70 years old and she looks terrible. Americans are a shallow people and don’t vote for ugly.

Johnnyreb on October 28, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Nothing disqualifies a dem from office.
For examples see Barack “Choom Gang” Obama,Terry McAuliffe, Elizabeth “Pow-Wow” Warren, Cory “T-Bone” Booker….

tdarrington on October 28, 2013 at 8:27 AM

#2. They are going to dump on Hillary to the point she will not run. After all, this is her last chance to run for President, and everyone knows it. She is 70 years old and she looks terrible. Americans are a shallow people and don’t vote for ugly.
Johnnyreb on October 28, 2013 at 8:16 AM

I’m going w this reason. As I watched the story, I kept trying to figure out the why. Random act of journalism? Maybe for Logan. But the execs that let the story air? For some inexplicable reason, Obama gets a pass and the msm Left–distinct from the Hollywood left who love both, probably the Clintons more so–dump on Hillary. It may be “her turn,” but it’ll only take a few negative stories to tank Hillary and make way for another approved candidate. Plus, the thought of watching her for 4 years? *shudders*

conservative pilgrim on October 28, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Marcus Traianus on October 28, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Occam’s Razor says that you have summed up the situation perfectly.

onlineanalyst on October 28, 2013 at 8:28 AM

This calls for action by an opposition party. Too bad there isn’t one.

David Blue on October 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM

What difference at this point does it make that Hillary Clinton was a failed Secretary of State ?

J_Crater on October 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Whatever happened to Stevens’s diary? Did it disappear into the ether? the shredder?

onlineanalyst on October 28, 2013 at 8:31 AM

maybe not unless she runs for President. this will dog her for the rest of her of her political and natural life, underscored by her partnership with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

gracie on October 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Nah, there won’t be any serious primary contenders against her and the Repubs will nominate another “nice guy” who won’t criticize her for anything.

tdarrington on October 28, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Oh goodie… more Congressional hearings, where they are more likely to serve muffins instead of warrants for arrest.

beatcanvas on October 28, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Never seen anything worthwhile come out of any hearing.Even Michael Corleone walked.

docflash on October 28, 2013 at 8:32 AM

CBS LIES: 60 Minutes is a HOAX

Everyone knows that the attack in Beghazi was just a spontanoues generated mob attack in response to a online video that was dissing Muslims..

Hey…our US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice repeated this to America 5 TIMES…FIVE TIMES...Can’t you people get this thru your heads !!

YEAH RIGHT !! :(

BigSven on October 28, 2013 at 8:34 AM

It was broadcast on 60 minutes.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Thanks, my cynicism got the best of me I guess.

Mord on October 28, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Yeah, and it only took them 13 months to file the report.

ebrown2 on October 28, 2013 at 8:34 AM

President Barack Hussein Obama, 9/25/12, adressing the United Nations General Assembly:

…In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they’re willing to tolerate freedom for others.

That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.

It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well — for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and every faith. We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them.

I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video. And the answer is enshrined in our laws: Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech.

Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. As President of our country and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day — (laughter) — and I will always defend their right to do so. (Applause.)

…The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied. (Applause.)

Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims and Shiite pilgrims. It’s time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” (Applause.) Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, that’s the vision we will support.

Joe Wilson was exactly right.

kingsjester on October 28, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Obama had already started arming terrorists via Libya, and he hadn’t “waived” the law on that subject yet, so he tried to protect himself, not his people.

Treason, Tyranny and Cowardice.

Spartacus on October 28, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Doesn’t this just mean that CBS is backing a different horse in 2016 than Hillary?

What’s next, a docu on how most faux indians are just like real indians?

Lonetown on October 28, 2013 at 8:37 AM

CBS has not been following the Democratic script lately.

mjbrooks3 on October 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM

One of two possibilities springs to mind regarding CBS actually airing this episode:

#1. They are trying to get in front of the Benghazi angle and deflect any criticism way early from Hillary if she runs. Sort of get it out in the open long before the 2016 Primaries so it is not that big a deal to most Americans.

#2. They are going to dump on Hillary to the point she will not run. After all, this is her last chance to run for President, and everyone knows it. She is 70 years old and she looks terrible. Americans are a shallow people and don’t vote for ugly.

Johnnyreb on October 28, 2013 at 8:16 AM

The whole time I was watching this story on 60 Minutes I was wondering what CBS’ angle was in airing this. 60 Minutes only scratched the surface of this story but what was aired is damaging to the State Department and the DOD. My thinking is that CBS is trying to damage Shillary Clinton without actually appearing to do so. CBS wants someone else to run in her place but I’m not sure who that could be.

Cherokee on October 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Two things are certain: Hillary will run for President; and the Media will provide cover for her on the Benghazi fiasco. The real question is this: Will the Republican candidate (whomever he or she is) have the balls to bring this up to her face and confront her with her utter incompetency which cost the lives of four Americans?

Ted Cruz will.

BigAlSouth on October 28, 2013 at 8:39 AM

get it out in the open long before the 2016 Primaries so it is not that big a deal to most Americans.

Unfortunately nothing is a big deal to most Americans anymore. Look at the myriad of scandals we have had the last several years, they don’t get pass a couple of headlines in conservative blogs. Look how quickly the gestapo HHS raid on that reporter’s house fizzled out last week. Meet the new Venezuela.

neuquenguy on October 28, 2013 at 8:40 AM

The left is going to run Booker or Warren.

Hillary is old news. Therefore, Benghazi can be in the news again.

Washington Nearsider on October 28, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Do we know why they let it happen and why they have refused to bring the culprits to justice thus far?

Buddahpundit on October 28, 2013 at 8:13 AM

See “Iran-Contra”. The One and Shrillary wanted Syria run by someone that could be relied upon to renew the war against Israel in the name of “authentic Islam”. (In their minds, Assad Jr. is a wimp and entirely too “Westernized”.)

So they transferred arms- a lot of arms- to the “Syrian resistance”. Which they probably knew up front was connected to al-Qaeda, or at least part of same. (Keep in mind that groups like this are highly “compartmentalized”, less from proper “guerrilla warfare doctrine” than the innately tribalist/clan-based nature of Islam.)

They hoped they could keep the American people from finding out they were doing a deal with the group that not only had been responsible for 9/11, but also one they claimed they had succeeded in destroying. Whether or not they ever actually believed that themselves is open to question; this lot are compulsive liars, but they also tend to lie to themselves a great deal in addition to having a fantasy worldview that would only make sense in an an ashram on Big Sur in 1970 (assuming massive amounts of LSD were involved).

Once it was obvious to them what was going down, they decided to “protect themselves”. And the surest way to do that was to let the terrorists loot the cache of arms that was in Benghazi, ready for delivery (which they did), and kill Ambassador Stevens and the others there (which they also did). On the principle of “dead men tell no tales. (As long as Stevens was alive, he could conceivably be called to testify in front of Congress. That could not be risked.)

All they had to do to accomplish both was make sure that the U.S. military forces in the region did nothing. Which is precisely what they were ordered to do.

This administration allowed a U.S. ambassador, U.S. government personnel, and U.S. military personnel to die when they could have been saved. And allowed massive amounts of lethal weaponry to be taken by a terrorist group which will use same against Israel, and ultimately us.

Both were done partly because this administration was trying to make an embarrassing series of decisions “disappear”, but mostly it was done because those decisions were made on the basis of a dogma which calls for the destruction of Israel, the extermination of large numbers of Jews, and the supremacy of a radical, delusional worldview which ultimately demands the destruction of Western civilization in general and the United States in particular. Which our “leaders” define as “enlightened” and “forward-looking” in its barbaric primitivism.

It’s time we stopped pretending that anyone in this administration is on our side.

They are not, and never have been.

clear ether

eon

eon on October 28, 2013 at 8:41 AM

have the balls to bring this up to her face

heh…

That would be a debate worth watching.

tdarrington on October 28, 2013 at 8:42 AM

I thought all this came out in the Congressional hearing and the State Run Media yawned…as they are today.

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 8:44 AM

So what if he let four Americans die?

What about those that will perish when Nationalized Single payer rationing kicks in? What about the misery (and real life pain and suffering) that we’ll all be feeling then?

What about the homeowner that has worked her whole life, paid for their $200,000 house diligently and finally paid it off. One trip to the doctor and their ______ surgery will cost them $200,000 more than their “lifetime maximum benefit”? Will she have to sell her home? Her whole life savings will have been wiped out with one surgery.

What about the millions of little babies that are being slaughtered in the womb being happily paid for by this Administration because they might be “punished with a baby”?

In the grand scheme of things…..4 dead? to this Administration and their whores in the media, meh.

Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Candy Crowley, Dianne Sawyer, Brian Williams, Byron York, Peggy Noonan, Ezra Klein and even Krauthammer will all be up on Obama’s lap providing their best dances by the end of the day today.

PappyD61 on October 28, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Is this the same “60 Minutes” that broke the story on Stuxnet?

I wouldn’t be surprised if the White House told these guys exactly what they could and could not say. And they might be looking at an IRS audit or worse if they went off-script.

Maddie on October 28, 2013 at 8:53 AM

This to me seems especially damning

Damning to what end?

We’re at a point at which 47% of Americans will respond to every issue with “Do I still get my damn free phone, free food, free housing? Then I don’t give a damn what the hell he does.”

His approval rating, even if it drops below 40%, won’t translate into votes for a Republican. They’ll disapprove and vote for more free stuff when push comes to shove… because, you know, all Republicans are old, rich white guys who hate minorities, women and the poor.

mankai on October 28, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Wow. It sure seems like they are clearing the pipeline for someone. Cory Booker?

Gravel Gertie on October 28, 2013 at 8:55 AM

but, but, but, ted cruz is a terrorist. and the GOP is destryong itself. theres just no time for all this Ben Gazi stuff.

t8stlikchkn on October 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Hey let’s nominate Krispy Kreme so he can compliment Hillary on what a good mother she is, and refuse to play that political game of holding her to account.

Greek Fire on October 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM

You and your fake scandals…

War on Women!!!!

/ <— Do I need to include this?

Fallon on October 28, 2013 at 8:57 AM

It was broadcast on 60 minutes.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM

My question is is why we didn’t get a 60 minutes expose a year ago.

Jeff Weimer on October 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Wow. It sure seems like they are clearing the pipeline for someone. Cory Booker?

Gravel Gertie on October 28, 2013 at 8:55 AM

with his imaginary friends, stripper twitter mates, as Camden mayor funneling govt contracts to his own law firm and taking a chunk of the action and probably a dose of income tax evasion, and let’s not talk about the explosion of crime in that fair city…at best he’s a goofus and at worst an al capone do over.

gracie on October 28, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Too late…

The American citizens have moved on to twerking.

workingclass artist on October 28, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Gregory Hicks, one of the whistleblowers who blew the Obama administration talking points out of the water in his testimony to Congress, still cannot understand why the US was not prepared to protect its assets in Benghazi.

Election. Year.

Gatsu on October 28, 2013 at 9:05 AM

have the balls to bring this up to her face

heh…

That would be a debate worth watching.

tdarrington on October 28, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Ted Cruz would smear her with it. He is unrelenting when he knows he is right.

hillsoftx on October 28, 2013 at 9:06 AM

If CBS’s driver in this is to back another candidate in ’16, they will tip their hand at some point and the real reason for this interview will be known. I’m not going to give them any points for committing actual journalism right now. You’d think Logan would have more reason than most to want to get to the bottom of Benghazi.

Kissmygrits on October 28, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Meh, I thought CBS pulled its punches. I guess because no Republicans were involved, Steve Croft couldn’t be troubled to go knocking on the doors of any Democrats.

This makes me ill that the media and too many Democrats are so invested in their side that they don’t demand answers.

I think every Obama official involved should be lined up and summarily executed.

BuckeyeSam on October 28, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Next thing you know CBS will be backing some staunch Republican like Christie Creme. //sarc.

hip shot on October 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Hey let’s nominate Krispy Kreme so he can compliment Hillary on what a good mother she is, and refuse to play that political game of holding her to account.

Greek Fire on October 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM

I think Cristie’s a cross-dresser and will switch parties and run as a Democrat if he doesn’t see himself getting the Republican nomination…and I think he’d win if he can show he can walk more than 10 feet without gasping for air. If he drops the 100 pounds he needs to he might make it…but then he wouldn’t be the same man with the big bravado to pull this off, would he?

gracie on October 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

This was the 3pm phone call that went unanswered well prior to the proverbial 3am one.

ted c on October 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Lindsey Graham says he will block every appointment until the survivors are made available to the Congress….

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Hillary should be facing charges instead she is the front runner for the democrat nomination.

Strange world.

gophergirl on October 28, 2013 at 8:14 AM

It’s going to be a much more violent world if things don’t start changing most rikki tik.

claudius on October 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM

It was broadcast on 60 minutes.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM

My question is is why we didn’t get a 60 minutes expose a year ago.

Jeff Weimer on October 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM

There was an election to be won.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 9:24 AM

This to me seems especially damning — and unknown to me in the specifics until last night

- but not unknown to many other people, people entrusted with the security of the United States and their personnel, wherever stationed

- and not unknown to members of the 5th Column . . .

——–
“It’s only news if we say so”
- LSM

“‘preciate ‘ya”
- Barry

williampeck1958 on October 28, 2013 at 9:25 AM

The left is going to run Booker or Warren.

Hillary is old news. Therefore, Benghazi can be in the news again.

Washington Nearsider on October 28, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Warren is almost as old news as Hillary. She’s only a year younger.

Del Dolemonte on October 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM

It was broadcast on 60 minutes.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM

My question is is why we didn’t get a 60 minutes expose a year ago.

Jeff Weimer on October 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM

There was an election to be won.

kcewa on October 28, 2013 at 9:24 AM

And elections have consequences.

workingclass artist on October 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM

I think I’ll order a couple of these today; I know my wife wants one — she despises the fact that Hillary takes in oxygen.

SteveInRTP on October 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM

ooops…. no linky last time:

helps if you close the tag. Hey, I too can be one of them high paid Obamacare website hacks!

SteveInRTP on October 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I give up.

SteveInRTP on October 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM

CBS has not been following the Democratic script lately.

mjbrooks3 on October 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM

CBS surprisingly (shockingly!) has been more aggressive than the sainted Fox News over the past two years in exposing the Obama Administration’s major scandals. Sharyl Attkisson was lead reporter on “Fast & Furious” and also has been doing work on Benghazi, while their White House correspondent Mark Knoller has been one of the few there to actually ask questions and show skepticism towards the WH spin (he was the only one to dare ask Obama about health care during the syncopate press conference earlier this month).

Lara Logan’s interest in Benghazi is also somewhat personal, since she was the CBS reporter who was raped and almost murdered by the pro-Muslim Brotherhood mob in Cairo in 2011, at the same time Team Obama was still proclaiming the wonders of the ‘Arab Spring’. More than any other reporter, she knows what can happen in the Middle East and knows this White House will cover up the truth about it.

jon1979 on October 28, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Let Hillary skate for now.

I’d rather have people hound her at every public appearance.

Media can’t hide that one.

But they can blur a congressional hearing into a “witch hunt” and make people think it’s about Obama.

budfox on October 28, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Hillary! would respond, but she’s too busy running for president, based on her STERLING accomplishments as Sec of State.

King Barack could care less. He doesn’t have to run for re-election.

GarandFan on October 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Keep it simple:

RINO’s enable the evil of the commie thug Democrats.

Will we wake up?

Will the middle ground go along blogs ever stand the ground?

Will freedom die too?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 28, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Wow. What’s up with CBS lately? They’re starting to act like a real news agency! I know Attkisson has been on top of this for months, but lately others are doing stories critical of the administration as well.

What must be frustrating to these tireless investigators is that it’s been proven time and again…there are no consequences for gross negligence…not in this administration.

scalleywag on October 28, 2013 at 10:09 AM

John Kerry and John McCain were co-chairs of the MIA-POW committee.

Now John McCain and John Kerry work the same deal once more.

They all know what went down, they know it was a gun running deal.

So they cover each others A$$’s as always.

Will Americans ever fight back our just take the crumbs the evil money cult leaves on the ground and to hell with freedom and justice.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 28, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Did CBS do this so Sheryl Attkisson will shut up now?

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 10:19 AM

What difference does it make?
I’m not being cute – WTF difference does it make?
There could be video of Hillary personally executing those people and she’d still be a media darling.

fourbten on October 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM

You’re right. Hillary will continue to be the media’s darling.

Our best bet, though, is to keep the pressure on her ALL THE TIME. If pressure is kept on her, she has shown numerous times that she will lie outrageously to make herself look better and/or she will crack and say something stupider than usual. Remember the Tuzla sniping pronouncement? She just wanted to make herself look good. Didn’t work.

I also remember when, during one of the primary debates, she complained loudly that she was always the first one who had to answer questions. That statement just made her look whiny.

Someone made of presidential timber would not mind that in the least. Only a calculating, poll driven clown afraid of misspeaking instead of just speaking the truth would react that way.

NavyMustang on October 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM

And just like this, poof, CBS gets its credibility back, after allowing this to be hushed up during the elections? I don’t think so.

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Lindsey Graham says he will block every appointment until the survivors are made available to the Congress….

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Somebody has a primary opponent.

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Did CBS do this so Sheryl Attkisson will shut up now?

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Earlier this year, CBS apparently tried to ‘shut her up’ by keeping her off of the air for about 6 months – not letting her report on either Benghazi or Fast and Furious on either the CBS Evening News or the CBS Morning program.

It didn’t stop her.

She’s one of the few real journalists left who will investigate and ask the hard questions. She’s not looking to ‘change the world’ or support an Administration that is advocating a preferred world view / agenda.

Could CBS News be starting to put it’s own credibility and integrity before political advocacy and bias?

This is the same network that was shocked over the outrage that it aired a story based on forged / fraudulent documents in a sleazy political attack and an effort to influence a presidential election.

This is also a one of the many networks / news organizations that decided to not ask any serious questions about Benghazi from 9/12/12 on in order to not damage a President they wanted to see re-elected in November of 2012.

We can’t know what their motives are – but if this was a one-off type story not subject to follow-up or more hard questions, then we know they haven’t really changed.

Athos on October 28, 2013 at 10:30 AM

So what does it matter now? People knew Obama lied and still stayed home. Those who know he lied and liked him voted for him.

The Republicans are in this just as much as the dems. They all want the status quo to go on so they can all feed at the trough.

It’s over until it falls apart and cleans itself, and that might take decades.

UNLESS everybody on the Right gangs up and elects the right people.

archer52 on October 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Did Sheryl Attkisson ever find out who was hacking her computer…?

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM

D’uh.

MJBrutus on October 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Media would have told us earlier, if it wasn’t for Romneys attention on Benghazi!

the_nile on October 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Did Sheryl Attkisson ever find out who was hacking her computer…?

d1carter on October 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Whoever did it , we can be sure Obama didn’t know…

the_nile on October 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM

The left is going to run Booker or Warren.

Hillary is old news. Therefore, Benghazi can be in the news again.

Washington Nearsider on October 28, 2013 at 8:41 AM

You bet they are. Hillary was done when Obama defeated her in 08 primary. My guess is Cory Booker. The Dems must get their base out to vote and Hillary is not the answer. Booker is

Redford on October 28, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Candy Crowley is going to bust in like the Koolaid man and correct this, just like she did during the debates.

batterup on October 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I watched it, and all I could think of was: Sarah Power, you stupid, stupid woman, and Obama, you idiot.

Look at the catastrophe that has resulted from these lefty do-gooders, who picked off Ghadafi just because he was unarmed. I think it was political, to make Barry look good.

It’s now AQ Central. And four of our best are dead.

PattyJ on October 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I’m waiting for concerted media outrage on a level similar to Dan Quayle’s misspelling of “potato” in 3…. 2… Oh, look! Lady Gaga got nekkid on stage!

Wino on October 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

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