It’s not clear what the WH thought filling Huckleberry and Crusty in on the gaping holes in their vague Obama conspiracy claims over Benghazi would accomplish. It was clear that no matter what was presented it would only be fodder for both Senators’ deep desire to avoid a Teaparty primary challenge*. But this brainless quip may really suggest McCain doesn’t have many reliable synapses left:
TPM — “Under what circumstances? Why was reference to al qaeda left out? There are so many things that have happened. The interesting things finally, we knew in hours of all the details when we got bin laden, they making a movie out of it and we are ten weeks later and finally our ambassador to the united nations who appeared on every national sunday show is now saying that she gave false information concerning how this tragedy happened as far as the spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful video.”
The “false info” was the cautious bullet point given to Rice by the CIA to present to the nation. The CIA initial assesment either 1) turned out to be wrong, or 2) they didn’t want the then still-at-large bad guys to know what we knew and who was working for us by presenting top secret raw intel gathered in one of the most sensitive places on earth on Meet the fuck’n Press.
As for the rest: how McCain thinks an offensive raid on bin Laden’s compound that was carefully planned for a year and rehearsed for months, with every secret gizmo and the most bad ass SEALs the US can put together to get the most wanted man in the world, compares to a surprise night assault on a consolate by suicidal terrorists is, quite simply, bizarre.