Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Benghazi two-step

Mark Steyn really goes for the jugular here, all but accusing Obama of letting four Americans die in Libya.  Read the whole thing, as they say:
Why would Obama and Biden do such a thing [deny the request for military backup]? Because to launch a military operation against an al-Qaeda affiliate on the anniversary of 9/11 would have exposed the hollowness of their boast through convention week and the days thereafter — that Osama was dead and al-Qaeda was finished. And so Ty Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Chris Stevens were left to die, and a decision taken to blame an entirely irrelevant video and, as Secretary Clinton threatened, “have that person arrested.” And, in the weeks that followed, the government of the United States lied to its own citizens as thoroughly and energetically as any totalitarian state, complete with the midnight knock on the door from not-so-secret policemen sent to haul the designated fall-guy into custody.
That gentleman's bail hearing is, coincidentally  the Friday after the election.  Bill Kristol has ten questions for the White House since it has been reported that Obama was in residence throughout the timeline of the battle in Benghazi.  They're simple queries such as: did Obama speak with CIA director David Petraeus?  Did he convene a meeting with his national security council?  Did he even go into the 'situation room'?

It's not enough to simply push off these questions with a boilerplate: "Well, there's an investigation."  There are facts known by this Administration that they clearly do not want to share.

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