Jon Stewart does a masterful job showing how Lindsey Graham and Fox News didn’t give a lick of “outrage” over the Bush administration intelligence failures that led to 9/11 and to the disastrous war in Iraq.
Yet now, suddenly, the Republicans are “outraged” over the intelligence failures that led to Benghazi.
LINDSEY GRAHAM: Where’s the outrage there?
JON STEWART: Okay, I think I see the problem. You think people’s failure to match your level of outrage is based on ignorance. That after 100 network news stories, 100s of cable news stories about Benghazi, 13 congressional hearings, 50 further congressional briefings, and 25,000 pages of official findings concerning what happened in Benghazi, that if we all only knew about it, we would care. You know, there are very few things we’ve heard more about in the past year and a half.
Stewart continues, with this graphic:
JON STEWART: I think I see the problem. Here’s your problem. You’re asking people to get outraged about an intelligence failure that tragically led to some Americans losing their lives. One intelligence failure. (He then shows a copy of the famous “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US” memo.) Imagine if there’d been a second intelligence failure right after that one, that tragically led to even more Americans losing their lives. (He then shows a picture of Colin Powell lying to the UN about Iraq.) But you’re not concerned about that.