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Late Tuesday evening, Fox News is reporting that they have acquired copies of e-mails sent from the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya during the assault which killed Ambassador Christoper Stevens and three other Americans.
The e-mails, which arrived in the United States on the afternoon of September 11th are thought to have been received by 300-400 administration officials, primarily within the national security chain of command.
They are the most damning evidence to date that the obviously false story about a demonstration in response to a video was known to be a lie from the first time it was uttered by any administration official.
As Ambassador John Bolton said on Tuesday evening, if the video story is an attempt to cover something up, it is a truly stupid cover-up since it is impossible that the existence of these e-mails would not become known.
The interesting question at this hour is whether any other major news outlet, whether print or broadcast, will pick up the story which could (and should) be the coup de grâce to this incompetent and dangerous administration’ reelection ambitions.
[UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN have the story on their web sites, although ABC’s lead story is about Richard Mourdock’s rape comments, the subject of my other AmSpec blog entry last night. NBC News, which has become little more than the propaganda arm of the Obama administration, does not have the story, or at least not on their main page, as of 9 AM Eastern on Wednesday.]
From the Fox story:
The third email came at 6:07 p.m. ET and was sent to a different email list but still includes the White House Situation Room address and a subject line of “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU).”
“Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli,” the email reads.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online