It sure looks like the story about a stand down order preventing a military response to the Benghazi invasion was wrong.
One of the many threads in the tapestry of Benghazi conspiracy theories is the contention that, faced with a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate there, the American military didn't do what it could have to save lives. Specifically, that a "stand-down order" was issued from on high that prevented the use of military assets that could have saved the four Americans who died the night of Sept. 11, 2012.
But hours of transcribed interviews with nine military leaders, conducted by the House Armed Services and Oversight and Government Reform committees—and made public for the first time Wednesday night—have yielded some news. Namely, that this contention appears to be a bunch of hooey, according to a close examination by the Associated Press.
"The senior military officer who issued the instruction to 'remain in place' and the detachment leader who received it said it was the right decision and has been widely mischaracterized," the report found. (More details about why that's the case are laid out nicely in the AP's report.)
I don't see why the triumphant "bunch of hooey" tone in the author's piece is warranted even if all of this is true. At best it only "proves" the negative that no one can find or admits to getting a stand down order. So F***ing What?
The operative questions are why didn't anyone do anything to save those people? Why did the President nap and then fundraise? Why did Hillary.....Why the Hell don't we even know what Hillary didn't do? Why didn't the military raise a single freakin' finger to protect the lives of those who died fighting on American soil?
What difference at this point does any of this make? The answer is plenty, and we need to keep the screws to the screw ups who let these American patriots die on their watch.