Clarifying the record on Benghazi

  • Joe Biden, during the debate: We weren’t told they wanted more security [in Libya]. We did not know they wanted more security.
  • Glenn Kessler, Washington Post Fact Checker, writing in his blog: Biden’s bold statement was directly contradicted by State Department officials just this week, in testimony before a congressional panel and in unclassified cables released by a congressional committee. 'All of us at post were in sync that we wanted these resources,' said Eric Nordstrom, the top regional security officer in Libya earlier this year. ... In a bit of post-debate clean-up of Biden’s remarks, the White House on Friday said Biden was speaking for himself and President Obama, not the administration.