Skip to comments.Obama Finds His Benghazi Fall Guys
Posted on 12/20/2012 7:35:52 AM PST by Perseverando
After an independent report found that mistakes were made in the Obama Administrations handling of the Benghazi jihad massacre, Barack Obama immediately took action against those who apparently made them: Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security; Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security; and Raymond Maxwell, the deputy assistant secretary of state whose purview included Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, all resigned under pressure.
The report says that systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus led to a security arrangement that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.
Are we really to believe that it was Eric Boswell, Charlene Lamb, and Raymond Maxwell who were really responsible for the refusal of repeated requests from the Benghazi consulate for more security personnel, and the complete disregarding of warnings from Ambassador Chris Stevens that al-Qaeda was operating in the area? There are numerous indications that all this came from higher up.
After all, the Obama Administrations entire Middle East policy has since January 2011 been predicated on the unquestioned dogma that the Arab Spring uprisings were a glorious outpouring of democracy and pluralism. Speaking about the Libyan revolution in March 2011, Obama warmly praised the dawning in Libya of the rights of peaceful assembly, free speech, and the ability of the Libyan people to determine their own destiny. Thus after providing military aid to the anti-Gaddafi rebels despite evidence of their al-Qaeda links, the administration whether the call really came from the White House or the State Department or both had every reason to ignore the request from Benghazi for more security, and to pretend that the whole thing was just a spontaneous uprising over a video about Muhammad,
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Luckily, the United States Secretary of State had a booboo, so she couldn’t be on hand for a spanking.
Anyway, when it all happened, she was playing with her dolls, so it must have been the naughty girl next door.
What promises were they given and what new government department will they soon be heading up?
Looks to be getting pretty crowded under the bus. Perhaps one or more will collaborate on a book that tells the truth.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
Stop looking at that damned Bright Shiny Thing.
Who invented the 'Bad Video' story and promoted and defended it?
It's the cover up Stupid! The original mistake was bad, but the cover up investigation seems to be losing steam.
The absolute worse piece of this travesty is the order to stand down in the face of Americans screaming for help for seven hours!