President Barack Obama's surrogates were all over the political talk shows Sunday morning, proclaiming that the confusion as to what happened in Benghazi was a matter of bad intelligence. In fact, our intelligence showed it was safe enough to send our ambassador down there and house him in a facility that didn't meet the standards other embassies are required to meet. Given the challenge Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posed for the world to look at Iran and imagine a nuclear al-Qaida, a fair comparison given Iran's history of violence in the region, one can't help but wonder if the president's confident declarations that there is time yet for negotiations may be based on similarly faulty intelligence. This incident should not be taken lightly.
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