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Colbert Mocks Fox News’ Confusing Reaction to Benghazi Suspect Capture

The United States finally arrested a major suspect in connection with the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, so Fox News must be thrilled, right? Wrong.

On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert reported the (now slightly old) news that suspected terrorist Ahmed Abu Khattala is currently in U.S. custody for the attack that killed four American diplomats in Libya.


After playing a montage of Fox anchors demanding a Benghazi arrest, Colbert agreed, saying, “Yes, we must bring those responsible for Benghazi to justice. But sadly, Hillary Clinton remains at large.”

Now that Khattala has been arrested, Colbert exclaimed, “Alright, we’ve got our man! Justice has been served! USA! USA! USA! …Is what they want us to think! But it’s going to take more than what we demanded to satisfy us.”

Colbert was echoing the sentiments of several Fox News anchors, who highlighted the 642 days it took to capture Khattala as opposed to celebrating the capture itself.

“Yeah, what’s up? Why did it take so long?” Colbert asked. “President Bush did not wait 642 days to catch bin Laden. If he didn’t catch him right away, he wasn’t going to catch him at all. That’s called having some pride!”

Watch video below, via Comedy Central:

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