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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:05 PM

Opinion: Debunking the GOP’s false narratives about the Benghazi attack

by Juan Williams

With the presidential candidates preparing for Monday’s final debate on foreign policy, it is time for American journalism to hit pause on the political spin cycle and — without taking sides — make three corrections to the record about the campaign’s most controversial foreign policy topic: the murder of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya.

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There are still radical groups intent on killing Americans. As one incarnation of al Qaeda is smashed, another one may emerge.

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Win at all costs and apologize later is the rule in political campaigns, and the GOP has seen Obama’s approval rating on foreign policy fall in the aftermath of the Libya attack.

But this is one political strategy that is based on deliberate misinformation about the Benghazi assault.

I've been on Twitter a lot recently and I've been seeing so much misinformation about Benghazi and in light of the email released by CNN today, I thought I'd post this. It's nice to some spin-free reporting on this.

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