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The Campaign Must Go On!

by Andrew C. McCarthy

At least the administration knew its priorities

What many of us openly hypothesized immediately following the September 11 Benghazi terrorist attack is finally, after eight months of tooth-pulling, established fact: The Obama administration’s oft-repeated story that Islamophobia — in this instance, an anti-Islamic Internet video — provoked a spontaneous “protest” resulting in the murder of four Americans was a calculated fraud in the service of the president’s reelection campaign.

What is only now coming to light, though, is that President Obama’s blame-the-video gambit was also disingenuous when it came to the rioting at the U.S. embassy in Cairo, which also occurred on September 11, several hours before the Benghazi attack.

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