Tommy Vietor once was the National Security Council spokesman under President Obama, but he should always, always be remembered as the guy whose thoughtful 2014 take on the deadly Benghazi attack that killed four Americans was, “Dude … that was two years ago.”

How many years ago did President Obama draw that red line in Syria? Dude, who ever remembers that?

Moms and kids? Dude, the official line straight from the boss was, widows and orphans. It wasn’t that many years ago.

Hang on, now: we remember reading somewhere that climate change was the root cause of the Syrian conflict.

Richard Grenell’s hashtag is a long one, but it’s good.

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