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December 26, 2012

State Department Will Fire Four For Deadly Blunders That Led To Benghazi

Did I say "fire?" I meant "will announce their resignations, but welcome them back to the office in a few weeks after enjoying a bit of vacation time." Via HotAir and a commenter, really:

The highest-ranking official caught up in the scandal, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, has not “resigned” from government service, as officials said last week. He is just switching desks. And the other three are simply on administrative leave and are expected back.

The four were made out to be sacrificial lambs in the wake of a scathing report issued last week that found that the US compound in Benghazi, Libya, was left vulnerable to attack because of “grossly inadequate” security.

C'mon, now, you expected this, right? We just got through finding out the Accountability Review Board didn't have the authority to hold anyone accountable for anything. Resignations in this business had to mean something along the lines of "we're resigned to ride this out until the public forgets about it and we can get back to being hopelessly oblivious to the danger the President's pursuit of a second Nobel Peace Prize put our diplomats in."

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