Since the presidential election we have been told, repeatedly and gleefully, that the Republican Party is doomed, that demographics and history are on the side of President Barack Obama and the progressive movement, that the GOP base is unhinged, and that Tea Party radicalism threatens to upend conservative hopes not only in 2014 but also in 2016. But in the space of one week that story, true or not, has been eclipsed by another one: Washington finally has turned on Obama.
The liberal blog ThinkProgress suddenly reversed its stance on Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, the State Department’s former deputy chief of mission in Libya, citing unnamed State officials in an attempt to sully Hicks’ testimony before a House committee on Wednesday.
State Department whistleblowers contradicted statements from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top officials and testified about internal State Department efforts to obstruct congressional inquiries into the attack during a congressional hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi.
The U.S. military could have responded to the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi as early as 1:45 a.m. on the day of the attack, according to a deputy of slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Gregory Hicks, the deputy to the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens, told congressional investigators in April that a Special Forces team was ordered not to fly to Benghazi by the U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa, reports CBS News.