But Obama could have had the SpecOps go in, and he and the military could have been the big heroes. If he just wanted a boost he could have done that. Especially since the government that we helped install was actually willing to tell the truth immediately - that this was a terrorist attack. Obama could even have said, “See? The regime we helped install is with us in the war on terror!”
No, I think there had to have been something more going on there. They planned this far in advance - preparing the video to be used as an excuse, refusing security to make sure this could happen, etc.
I tend to agree with you. It may well be the response was purely about the election and their naïveté (the view Rush is touting as I type), but I’m not convinced. I suspect there was/is something far more devastating they want to keep hidden. They knew when they refused aid that 30-40 Americans might die. That seems a much bigger risk politically. So I have to believe 30-40 deaths was preferable to the truth.