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October 27, 2012 12:45 AM

Inarticulate Rage

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

That describes what I feel when I read things like this, from Mark Steyn’s column about how the Obama administration handled, and then spun, the attack in Benghazi that left 4 Americans dead (what Obama would later call “bumps in the road”): in those first moments of the attack, a request for military back-up was [...]

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