Adapted from The Rachel Maddow Show, 5/10/13
Depending on the day, depending on which hour of Fox News you're watching, there are a number of different ways, that the right has tried to make the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya into a political scandal. Sometimes they say: IT WASN'T A SPONTANEOUS ATTACK! IT WAS PLANNED!
Sometimes they say: WHO CHANGED THE TALKING POINTS!!
Sometimes they say: WHY DID YOU NOT CALL IT AN ACT OF TERROR!
Sometimes they say: WHY WERE YOU NOT BETTER PREPARED FOR THE ATTACK!
Sometimes they say: WHY DID THE MILITARY NOT RESPOND!
We know the answer, now, to why they said it was a spontaneous attack . The answer is they were wrong. But the intelligence community thought it was a spontaneous attack and said so in the talking points that they gave to the administration (pdf). That was the initial