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Surprise! So-called consulate in Benghazi was actually the site of a secret CIA operation!
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2012-09-12T004406Z_01_EF13_RTRIDSP_3_LIBYA-US-EMBASSY-DEATH

Glenn Kessler, the fact-checker at the Washington Post, has more than a few juicy tidbits you probably didn’t know about the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya.

For example, various changes made to the Obama administration’s talking points on the violence in Benghazi — changes that are all the buzz among Republican conspiratorialists these days — are described by Kessler thusly:

This basically was a bureaucratic knife fight, pitting the State Department against the CIA.

In other words, the final version of the talking points may have been so wan because officials simply deleted everything that upset the two sides. So they ...

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