"While we're at it, let's put the finishing touches to yet another of the GOP's zombie scandals.
During closed-door testimony to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson, former commander of site security at our embassy in Tripoli, was asked about reports that he and his special forces team had been ordered to "stand down" and not attempt to rescue U.S. personnel under attack in Benghazi.
After Gibson's testimony, the committee released a short description of what he told them. It states:
"Contrary to news reports, Gibson was not ordered to “stand down” by higher command authorities in response to his understandable desire to lead a group of three other Special Forces soldiers to Benghazi. Rather, he was ordered to remain in Tripoli to defend Americans there in anticipation of possible additional attacks, and to assist the survivors as they returned from Benghazi. Gibson acknowledged that had he deployed to Benghazi he would have left Americans in Tripoli undefended. He also stated that in hindsight, he would not have been able to get to Benghazi in time to make a difference, and as it turned out his medic was needed to provide urgent assistance to survivors once they arrived in Tripoli."
As you may recall, Fox News was absolutely relentless in hyping the story of how U.S. forces had been ordered to "stand down" by a faithless, gutless Obama administration, allowing Ambassador Chris Stevens and others to die. Secret sources, special reports, screaming headlines and screaming pundits .... it got the full Fox treatment.
The story of Gibson's clear statement to the contrary -- a statement that the Republican-led Armed Services Committee apparently accepts as truth -- is contained in a four-paragraph version of an AP story buried deep in Fox's website."
So remember, Fox News is not actual or truthful news, it's just another arm of the worst political party in America (i.e., Rethuglicians).