- The Washington Times - Monday, May 5, 2014

Van Jones, the former green czar under President Obama, attempted to deflect criticism of the current White House’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack by casting eyes at the previous administration and suggesting that nobody hounded George W. Bush when embassies were bombed under his watch.

Mr. Jones said, during a recent appearance on “Crossfire” on CNN: “First of all, there were 13 embassy attacks under George W. Bush. Eighty-eight people died. Eleven Americans died under Georgie W. Bush in embassy attacks. We did not politicize it.”

The other panelist on the show, former Sen. Rick Santorum, had a different take.

“The only difference here is that the Bush administration did not put out a false narrative …,” Mr. Santorum said, during the broadcast.

The jab from Mr. Jones came as the House is set to name a special committee to investigate the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.