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The Battling Boys of Benghazi

Posted: March 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm   /   by

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There’s a reason why Senator McCain calls this a “massive coverup.” But in all the media smokescreen and people like Sen. McCain trying to cut through it, there’s still the fact that men fought bravely and were abandoned by the government that sent them in harm’s way.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook


  1. phoenixlaw says:

    And what of the fact that McCain was as involved in the deaths of these men as anyone else?  McCain, as you will remember, was a major push behind the effort to overthrow Ghadaffi.  About a year and a half before the Consulate was attacked, McCain met with leaders of the “rebel” forces.  His exact words were “These are not al-Qaeda.  They are Libyan freedom fighters.”  Largely due to McCain’s efforts, these “freedom fighters” were heavily armed by the West.  After an extensive CIA investigation into the identity of those who attacked the Consulate, it is generally acknowledged that they were some of the same “freedom fighters” endorsed by McCain and are closely aligned with al-Qaeda.  It also is highly probable that most, if not all, of the weapons used in the attack were those provided at McCain’s insistence to arm the rebels. 
    Perhaps McCain should be looking in the mirror before he crusades against others for the deaths in Benghazi.

    1. @phoenixlaw Perhaps so. I don’t think the Libya exercise was a good idea at all. That doesn’t have any bearing on the administration’s behavior, however.

      1. phoenixlaw says:

        @WesternFreePress  @phoenixlaw That’s probably true.  It just means that not only is Obama a lying sleazeball, but McCain is too.  Wonderful, isn’t it – no matter which party, our government certainly doesn’t have our best interests at heart.

        1. @phoenixlaw I certainly was not impressed by McCain’s comments re: Paul’s filibuster today. Nor Graham’s.

  2. JosephRCarreiroSr says:

    No one should die in vain especially patriotic heroes left abandoned in the midst of total chaos without a chance to ward off the enemy of evildoers. Benghazi should never be allowed to die with the 4 we just lost until the truth sets the debacle of Benghazi free. This is the least we can do for the survivors of Benghazi and the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the Country they protected and loved. Think the hardest you have ever thought on this one. It is extremely important to the past present and future of our History.

    1. @JosephRCarreiroSr May the truth set us all free!