Republicans have settled on the meme that the riotous attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya was the greatest act of treason since Benedict Arnold tried to surrender West Point to the British. I'm wondering how modern Republicans would have reacted to other events in American history.
Aug. 24, 1814 - British Burn Down the White House
Aug 21, 1863 - Lawrence Massacre
June 27, 1876 - Custer's Last Stand
Mar. 9, 1916 - Pancho Villa Raid
Dec. 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor
Oct. 23, 1983 - Beirut Barracks Bombing
June 25, 1996 - Khobar Towers Bombing
Sept. 11, 2001 - Twin Towers
(No picture, we still remember the images)
President Bush knew all about the planned attacks and allowed them to happen to give him the excuse he needed to invade and occupy Iraq. VP Cheney okayed Israeli Mossad agents setting bombs in the Twin Towers and the planes had nothing to do with their collapse. (Note: Some people actually believe this.)
Each and every one of these theories is more believable than the contention that President Obama knew about the Benghazi attack through his Kenyan communist connections. That the Fog of War does not exist and anyone can tell the difference between a murderous mob of rioters and a murderous mob of terrorists. That Obama wanted it to happen because he wanted the ambassador to Libya killed. That he prevented a military defense that would have taken hours to move up the chain of command and had nothing to do with the fact there were no armed warplanes within range and even if there were it would have been impossible to tell friend from foe in the chaos. Then Obama blackmailed CIA Director Petraeus into lying about what happened.
Or, as Freud once put it, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sometimes shit happens that cannot be properly anticipated because perfect precognition is impossible and humans are fallible.