Here's a list of everything else Lindsey Graham can blame on Benghazi

The GOP hawk is sorely mistaken if he thinks Russia's invasion of Ukraine is the only thing that's Benghazi's fault

Elias Isquith
March 5, 2014 2:57AM (UTC)

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham made something of a fool of himself on Tuesday, tweeting that Russia's recent invasion of Ukraine was the direct consequence of ... the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi. To explain how this could possibly be the case and not be total nonsense, Graham issued the following tweet, which definitely is convincing and is not at all ridiculous:

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With Graham having definitively and unquestionably established that many if not most of the awful things that have happened in the world since Sept. 11, 2012, can be blamed on Benghazi, the good folks on Twitter — on both the left and the right — were more than happy to help Graham substantiate his argument further with other examples of the Benghazi attack's expansive repercussions:

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You know who still doesn't get it, though? Right-wing pundit and media entrepreneur Michelle Malkin. Displaying a stunning and downright disturbing inability to grasp the full proportions of the Benghazi phenomenon, Malkin — who is usually a rigid and uncompromising partisan — went so far as to criticize Graham for making other Republicans who are still obsessing about the Benghazi attack look bad:


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With all due respect, we submit that Michelle Malkin is grievously mistaken. As the tweets embedded above and the many, many others floating around on Twitter can attest, if Graham can be faulted for anything, it's for not taking the Benghazi attack seriously enough. But don't worry — Graham's got a primary coming up in June and is facing off against a handful of Tea Party candidates who, we're sure, won't hesitate to explain to Graham what Benghazi really means.

Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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