Dowd: When Myths Collide in the Capital (10)

The administration’s behavior before and during the attack in Benghazi, in which four Americans died, was unworthy of the greatest power on earth.

THE capital is in the throes of déjà vu and preview as it plunges back into Clinton Rules, defined by a presidential aide on the hit ABC show “Scandal” as damage control that goes like this: “It’s not true, it’s not true, it’s not true, it’s old news.”

The conservatives appearing on Benghazi-obsessed Fox News are a damage patrol with an approach that goes like this: “Lies, paranoia, subpoena, impeach, Watergate, Iran-contra.”

(Though now that the I.R.S. has confessed to targeting Tea Party groups, maybe some of the paranoia is justified.)

Welcome to a glorious spring weekend of accusation and obfuscation as Hillaryland goes up against Foxworld.

The toxic theatrics, including Karl Rove’s first attack ad against Hillary, cloud a simple truth: The administration’s behavior before and during the attack in Benghazi, in which four Americans died, was unworthy of the greatest power on earth.

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#2 — Spinning Benghazi

#3 — Republicans call for depositions in Benghazi probe, amid revelation Clinton barely interviewed

#4 — Review chairman: Clinton didn’t make Benghazi call

#5 — McCain calls Benghazi ‘a cover-up’

#6 — Benghazi lies exposed

#7 — Benghazi: Another State underling is thrown under the bus

#8 — Republicans call for depositions in Benghazi probe, amid revelation Clinton barely interviewed

#9 — Right Mauls Hillary Clinton Over Envoy’s Murder in Benghazi

#10 — Earthquake: Did Carney Presser End MSM Monolith?

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