The 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi left four Americans dead, but apparently they weren’t murdered or anything. At least not by the guy who allegedly planned the whole thing:

More from the L.A. Times:

A federal jury convicted a Libyan militia leader of several terrorism-related charges on Tuesday but acquitted him of all murder charges in the 2012 attacks that killed four Americans in Benghazi, a partial success for U.S. efforts to prosecute accused terrorists in civilian courts.

In mounting their case against [Ahmed Abu] Khatallah, U.S. prosecutors had to acknowledge that he wasn’t at the U.S. mission or CIA outpost when the shooting began, and did not set the fires or shoot the mortars.

Instead, they described him as an extremist who hated Americans and cited an array of circumstantial evidence to argue that he had masterminded the attacks.

They presented testimony from informants who said Khatallah had called for a strike on American spies during a meeting at a mosque in Benghazi, and cited phone records that showed Khatallah receiving calls just after the attacks began.

One witness said Khatallah said he wanted to kill “all the Americans.”

But masterminding the attacks that led to the brutal murders of four Americans doesn’t count as murder?

Guess so.

So, now what?