Obama administration officials who were in key positions on Sept. 11, 2012 acknowledge that a range of mistakes were made the night of the attacks on the U.S. missions in Benghazi, and in messaging to Congress and the public in the aftermath.
The officials spoke to CBS News in a series of interviews and communications under the condition of anonymity so that they could be more frank in their assessments. They do not all agree on the list of mistakes and it’s important to note that they universally claim that any errors or missteps did not cost lives and reflect “incompetence rather than malice or cover up.” Nonetheless, in the eight months since the attacks, this is the most sweeping and detailed discussion by key players of what might have been done differently.
“We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots,” said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. “It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”
“We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots, It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”
Read that and provide me with some reason why you think that they are saying that Republicans are actually just calling them idiots.
The quote is quite clear. Republicans are calling them either liars or idiots, but this officials is saying that they aren’t liars, they are just idiots.
I think it’s both personally.