November 26, 2012 Leave a comment
FOX: When you have four people dead including the first US ambassador in more than 30 years, how do you call that hype?
TOM RICKS: How many security contractors died in Iraq, do you know?
FOX: I don’t.
RICKS: No, nobody does, because nobody cared. We know that several hundred died, but there was never an official count done, of security contractors dead in Iraq. So when I see this focus on what was essentially a small fire fight, I think number one, I’ve covered a lot of fire fights, it’s impossible to figure out what happens in them sometimes. And second, I think that the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political partly because Fox was operating as a wing of the Republican party.
FOX: All right. Tom Ricks, thanks very much for joining us today.
RICKS: You’re welcome.