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May 13, 2013 10:51 AM Was the Benghazi Attack “Terrorism”?

No.One of the silliest criticisms of the US government in the wake of the assault on the Benghazi diplomatic mission was that it was reluctant to describe it as “terrorism”. Initially it did not, because it didn’t know; a little...

By James Wimberley

May 10, 2013 10:00 AM Benghazi—An Honest Plea for Specific Charges

Wednesday’s hearings over Benghazi (or as Ed Kilgore is fond of calling it to stress conservative hype, Benghazi!) seem to have been a big nothingburger in terms of actual scandal. As Steve Benen puts it, Eight months after the attack...

By Andrew Sabl

May 08, 2013 8:20 AM The Perfect Benghazi Article

Some of you might be thinking: I'm sure that there's not much to all the conservative fuss about Benghazi, but I'm open to the possibility of some Obama Administration malfeasance...I wish there was some way for me to catch up...

By Jonathan Bernstein

October 26, 2011 10:00 AM After Gaddafi, Back to Uganda

In the week since the White House announced the dispatch of 100 U.S. troops to Uganda to battle the Lord’s Resistance Army, longtime Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi met a bloody end, apparently brought about by vengeful Libyan fighters but aided...

By Heather Hurlburt

October 21, 2011 11:02 AM Debating Mitt on Libya

Since Barack Obama committed the United States to action in Libya back in March, Republican presidential candidates have engaged in what seems to be an endless round of debates. You might think that during these debates, front-runner Mitt Romney might...

By Jonathan Bernstein