June 4, 2014

The War over Benghazi Is Happening in Benghazi

Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

If you just listened to the political conversation in the United States, you'd be hard-pressed to know where or what Benghazi is. In the U.S., Benghazi is not a picturesque port on the Mediterranean with a rich, fascinating history. It's not, more importantly, Libya's second city and a site of deadly political battles. Instead, it's an arena attached to Washington where the Beltway's pugilists strut and fume. My colleagues over at the Fix made that point yesterday, at least implicitly, when they declared that "Bowe Bergdahl is the new Benghazi." But the war over Benghazi remains hottest in Benghazi itself.

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TAGGED: Khalifa Hifter, Africa, Benghazi, Libya


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Hillary's Failed Benghazi Spin
Stephen Hayes, The Weekly Standard
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Libya's General in His Labyrinth
Frederic Wehrey, Los Angeles Times
Libya is in the throes of its worst violence since the 2011 revolution, thrusting the country into a new phase of its troubled transition and posing new challenges for the United States. more ››
June 1, 2014
Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Chapter
Maggie Haberman, Politico
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Outrage in Sudan, Indifference from Obama
Washington Times
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