The Denialist Calculation
October 26, 2012 17 Comments
Bookworm on the politicization of Benghazi:
Obama made a cold, brutal calculation that, if he wanted the American people to believe that his (or Panetta’s) Osama kill order destroyed Al Qaeda, he would forever after have to pretend that Al Qaeda doesn’t exist. To do so, he would have to ignore completely all Al Qaeda activity, including the cold-blooded slaughter of four Americans.
Bingo. A perfect example of what I have been calling war denialism in action. And again, keep in mind that war-denialists think of what they are doing not only as clever/politically shrewd, but good for the country. It is this fact that will help you understand administration behavior, and lies, and misinformation, on this subject. As well as that of the Important Journalists who are assiduously not-investigating it.