RUSH: We got the report on Benghazi. Did you know that? The independent panel review of Benghazi is out, and you know what? It says that mistakes were made. Yes, it does. There were mistakes made at our consulate in Benghazi, but nobody's really at fault, and nobody is going to be disciplined. How many of you saw that coming? (laughing) I did. No, I mean, that was as predictable as the sun coming up. I was so shocked when I read the independent panel review today that said mistakes were made but that nobody was at fault, and that nobody is gonna be disciplined.
I was so shocked by that outcome that I almost fainted, and I almost got a concussion.
Now, back to Benghazi. "As the State Department began Tuesday to circulate a highly anticipated report into what happened in the Sept. 11 Libya consulate attack, a separate analysis found that the first reference to the anti-Islam film that was initially blamed for sparking the attack was not detected on social media until a day later." In other words, they analyzed all the social media in Libya, whatever their version of Twitter is.
Maybe it's there. I don't know. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, My Butt, they looked at all of that. They could not find one reference to the video on the day of the attack. Well, naturally! The video had nothing to do with it, and yet this administration for three weeks said that it was the video. It was the whole Susan Rice going on five Sunday morning TV shows saying it was the video. It was Hillary Clinton and Obama doing a TV ad in Pok-ee-stahn (as it's pronounced now) blaming the video.
The filmmaker is still in jail. This guy who made this video is in jail. Nobody saw it. It's from back in June. They did an analysis of social media in Libya. They didn't find one reference to it, which means that whatever happened had nothing to do with the video. "The independent review of more than 4,000 postings was conducted by a leading social media monitoring firm. 'From the data we have, it's hard for us to reach the conclusion that the consulate attack was motivated by the movie.
"'Nothing in the immediate picture -- surrounding the attack in Libya -- suggests that,' said Jeff Chapman, chief executive with Agincourt Solutions." There was no mention of the movie. It had nothing to do with it! But it doesn't matter 'cause that's old news now. We've got the Benghazi report out, and mistakes were made, but nobody made them. "Mistakes were made." That's admitted to in the report, but nobody made those mistakes. That's essentially what the report says.
You understand why I'm reaching for the nurse button here?
RUSH: You'll be happy to know that Obama and Clinton have escaped blame in the Benghazi report. In fact, everybody escaped blame. The official report is out, and it says mistakes were made but nobody made them. It's a whitewash. It's a cover-up. It's a scandal. Here's a pull quote from the story, Daily Caller: "Despite the chaos, top-level officials refused to recognize the dangers, say critics, partly because such recognition would highlight flaws in Obama's strategy." What is this?
The report refused to recognize the dangers at the consulate in Libya because naming the dangers would highlight the flaws in Obama's strategy? We can't have that in a report. No. Because nothing went wrong. There were mistakes, but nobody made them. And so it's over. Benghazi's now in the past. Hillary has a concussion and can't testify. It doesn't matter anyway because even if she had, nobody in this administration's responsible for anything that they do.