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Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the GOP's Benghazi Oversight Committee, has a new theory:
They began being attacked, and were attacked for more than seven hours and we're to believe that no response could even be started that could have helped them seven hours later? Quite frankly, you can take off from Washington, DC on a commercial flight and practically be in Benghazi by the end of seven hours. You certainly can take off from areas in the Mediterranean and bring at least some support in less than seven hours.
Well that pretty much solves it. Ignore what everyone else says about it being a cartoon fantasy to believe the military could have prevented the attack in Benghazi if only Obama hadn't stopped them, because Darrell Issa says it's possible to fly commercial from Washington, D.C. to Benghazi in just seven hours.

In Issa's world, that seven hour flight from D.C. to Benghazi is a smoking gun proving this scandal is worse than Watergate. So yeah, he's really got Obama now ... except:

Orbitz search results flights from Washington to Benghazi
Yeah, it'd take 27 hours to fly commercial on the shortest available flight from Washington to Benghazi, not seven. Oh well. Back to the drawing board, I guess.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Mon May 13, 2013 at 12:17 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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