Michelle Malkin along with her site Twitchy are quite good with collaborative efforts to get an issue to trend on Twitter, however, mentally challenged Republicans have a very short memory. Malkin tweets “
#Benghazi is trending. Americans won’t forget. Whitewash isn’t working. Stone walls crumble.” Such feigned outrage while suddenly purporting to actually have a soul.
Lest we forget…
In response to Donald Rumsfeld’s tweet, “After The attacks on our embassies & diplomats are a result of perceived American weakness. Mitt Romney is right to point that out,” Daily Kos in 2012 noted:
Donald Rumsfeld was Secretary of
WarDefense between 2001 and 2006, so none of this should be news to him:
June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Truck bomb kills 17.February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
Suicide bomber kills two.
December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.
March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.
January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.
September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.
But, Republicans will never forget Benghazi, but the 60 other deaths under George W. Bush’s presidency are forgotten, right?