Defending Obama: Washington Post Says Only TWO Americans Were Killed In Benghazi

Defending Obama: Washington Post Says Only TWO Americans Were Killed In Benghazi

Defending Obama: Washington Post Says Only TWO Americans Were Killed In Benghazi

Guess what? Only TWO Americans were killed in Benghazi. That’s according to a Washington Post reporter who is turning himself into a pretzel defending Obama. In his efforts to slam Trump’s actions in killing noted terrorist Soleimani, he writes the following:

“Trump did not mention Obama in brief remarks about the Soleimani operation Friday. But days earlier — as an Iraqi militia aligned with the Iranian general breached security at the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy in Baghdad in protest of an American strike on the group’s facilities in Syria and Iraq — Trump made a clear reference to his predecessor by threatening Iran over the incident and declaring the situation the “Anti-Benghazi” on Twitter.

He was alluding to a siege on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya in 2012 in which two Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stephens, were killed — a tragedy for which Republicans faulted Obama’s administration for not securing the facility and for a muddied public accounting of what happened.””

Holy moly batman. That’s not a stretch, that’s a willful editing of actual history in an article obsessing over Trump’s supposed obsession with Obama.

Here’s the screen shot of the relevant passage in case the story is ever amended.

The story was published on January 5, so we are moving into the end of day two on keeping this false information up.

Let’s go back just a few years to September 11, 2012. Our U.S. Embassy in Benghazi Libya was overrun by terrorists. The Washington Post put together quite the timeline of events regarding Benghazi.

“On Sept. 11, 2012, heavily armed Islamist militants launched an organized attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, setting fire to buildings before all U.S. personnel could escape or reinforcements could arrive. The attackers later launched mortar rounds at a nearby CIA compound. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the violence, making it the first time since 1979 that a U.S. ambassador was killed in the line of duty. On June 15, 2014, U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the attacks.”

Wait just a minute. HOW MANY AMERICANS WERE KILLED?

FOUR

Ambassador Chris Stevens

Tyrone Woods

Sean Smith

Glen Doherty

Remember their names.

Except it is evident that at least one Washington Post reporter, David Nakumara, wants us to forget Benghazi and instead go after Trump for his so-called “Obama obsession.” All because Trump acted very decisively in getting rid of Iranian terrorist Soleimani. His decision has made Obama look bad, so the WaPo is helpfully defending Obama.

The problem with that defense is this. It was Obama along with Hillary Clinton who refused to provide additional security and support to Ambassador Chris Stevens even though he’d been asking for the same for months. It was Obama along with Hillary who let the Benghazi Four twist in the wind for thirteen hours because of their supreme reluctance to ‘make terrorists mad.’

Given the WaPo went all in on helping Hillary blame a video for the Benghazi attacks, this rewriting of history doesn’t surprise me one bit.

We definitely shouldn’t forget and absolutely should call out those who want to rewrite history in an attempt to dunk on Trump.

Tell me, who is obsessed here? I’d say the Washington Post has the obsession. It’s been on blatant display since the night of the election.

I’m sure that the WaPo and David Nakumara will likely ask this question if they ever respond to being called out for their “journalism.”

“What difference does it make?” A whole helluva lot of difference.

If the Washington Post wants to crawl out from under the ‘Fake News’ blanket they’ve covered themselves with, defending Obama by reporting that only two Americans were killed at Benghazi is not the way to do it.

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Feature Photo Credit: Obama signs condolence book for Ambassador Chris Stevens, Official White House Photo by Pete Souza [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, cropped and modified

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