Officials Knew Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack, Still Did Nothing

While the media was busy tarring and feathering Chris Christie for shutting down a few lanes on a bridge, they almost completely ignored newly declassified information about the Benghazi attack that left four American citizens dead. The new information reveals that, while U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice was reluctant to call the attack a terrorist attack in the aftermath of the attack, Defense Department officials knew within 15 minutes the consulate was under terrorist attack.

General Carter Ham called it how he saw it. Here's part of his statement from the newly declassified transcript of the 2013 hearing:

"When we saw a rocket-propelled grenade attack, what appeared to be pretty well aimed small arms fire — again, this is all coming second and third hand through unclassified, you know, commercial cellphones for the most part initially. To me, it started to become clear pretty quickly that this was certainly a terrorist attack and not just not something sporadic."

Let that sink in for a moment. General Ham just confirmed that officials knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack. He also stated a surveillance drone was diverted to Benghazi within minutes of the attack, so officials likely had a live feed of what was going on there.

Don't sit on the edge of your seat waiting for this one to blow up the airwaves...