Skip to comments.The Bottom of Benghazi [Can the media be shamed into uncovering truth of Obama's foreign policy?]
Posted on 10/04/2012 4:13:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Between reverences to the majesty of abortion, the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte regularly collapsed into displays of facile jingoism that would have sent liberals for their fainting couches had the streamers in the hall been red instead of blue, or had they occurred in, oh, say, 2004. Opaque and vaguely sinister phrases like economic patriotism were bandied about freely, and the laudable extirpation of Osama bin Laden was milked for all it was worth. The frenzy reached its climax with Vice President Bidens sloganeered boast that bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!
Less than a week later, four Americans were dead in Libya and al-Qaeda flags flew over our diplomatic missions in Benghazi and Cairo on the anniversary of 9/11. The juxtaposition of the campaign brag with the video of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevenss body being dragged through the streets was politically unfortunate for the president especially given his earlier boast that anti-Americanism would wane under his administration. This perhaps explains, though can never justify, what is now clear about the administrations persistent denial that the attack was preplanned. Namely, that the White House either was deliberately less than truthful, was cataclysmically incompetent, or both.
From a handful of investigative reports and a few intrepid whistleblowers who came forward to Representative Darrell Issas House Oversight Committee, we now know that before Benghazi before Charlotte the U.S. intelligence community was well aware that al-Qaeda was in an expansion phase in Libya. Indeed,anti-Western attacks, including RPG and IED attacks on the Benghazi consulate, had been ramping up since as early as April,and by June Libyan militants were openly discussing targeting Ambassador Stevens on social networks. We also know that despite all this, repeated requests for additional security from U.S. mission staff in Libya were denied.
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In what form were these repeated requests for additional security made? Remember all the leaking that went on during the 8 years of Bush? Why is no one willing to expose the dereliction of duty by this administration?
Those who have no shame, can’t be shamed.
I wouldn’t be surprised if a drone attack is announced in the day or 2 as an excuse for Obama’s poor peformance in the debate. ie: he was very preoccupied (u heard it here 1st)