Today on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Obama campaign trotted out former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm — most recently heard from during her bizarre Democratic National Convention performance — to explain that the Obama administration was not responsible for problems in Benghazi, since Benghazi was merely a compound, while Tripoli was an embassy. In point of fact, the US embassy in Libya sought an extension of the Security Support Team, which provides security escorts. The request was denied.
Former Governor Jennifer Granholm: “What was said at the debate is not inaccurate. There was testimony in Congress asking for more security, but that security that was requested was for Tripoli, which is the embassy, not for Benghazi — which is 400 miles away. The fact that the Romney team doesn’t distinguish between an embassy and a compound, I think, is indicative of their lack of information.”