Over six months later, and there continues to be a virtual media black-out on the details concerning the events there on 9/11 of last year. Okay, not “black-out”…maybe a darkish brown-out, or a deep midnight blue-out. Whatever: the White House ain’t talkin’ about it, which is helped along by their best buds in the press rarely asking them questions.
I think I may know why….
About the only ones who are still asking questions are talk radio, a few folks from the GOP, Fox News and bloggers like yours truly. And so far, that’s netted us…not all that much.
And why shouldn’t we know more? By way of comparison, recall how the Osama bin Laden raid was treated: we were inundated with stories and reports, for weeks. And in retrospect, Barack screwed-up every aspect of the Bin Laden raid OTHER than getting bin Laden, starting with his crowing about it:
(Forbes.com) – Obama ran to the cameras and raced to tell the world that bin Laden was dead– just hours after his body bobbed beneath the waves in the wake of the USS Carl Vinson. He was anxious for the credit, not realizing that the credit would keep. He forgot about the military advantage of surprise.
In his hurry, Obama forgot the two trash bags of papers, hard drives and thumb drives that the SEALs had dragged from bin Laden’s lair. Those documents and devices contained a treasure trove of intelligence: the whereabouts of al Qaeda’s senior commanders, the secret sources of funds, its hideouts, its sleeper cells, its pending plots.
With a few weeks to translate and analyze those captured documents, the CIA and other services could have been providing actionable intelligence to guide commandos to the secret locations of al Qaeda leaders all over the world.
With the element of surprise and clearly defined targets, nearly every al Qaeda leader could have been killed or captured.
But no, Obama wanted to look tough on foreign policy, so Public Relations easily took precedence over intelligent leadership and patience.
Even if you argue against the obvious and maintain that Obama did this innocently, then you’re admitting he’s a foreign policy imbecile. So let’s be honest: whether we’re labeling it pure political expediency or sheer ineptitude doesn’t matter. This was flat-out stupid.
Think about it one step further: the Lefty media hung Bush’s ‘Mission Accomplished‘ sign around his neck and garroted him with it for years. But we’re supposed to award President Peace Prize a mulligan for his (far costlier) premature celebration?
Is this part of those “lowered expectations” we heard about last week?
We need answers. No American wants to see another Benghazi come about, regardless of who’s occupying the Oval Office. To that end, we need to keep encouraging/insisting our representatives demand the truth, ALL the truth, about what occurred. By now there should be no doubts about just how completely the Obama Media™ can flush a scandal down the memory hole, à la Fast And Furious.
So to catch you up to speed on the newest Benghazi news, here’s a quick report from over the weekend that includes an interview with John Bolton.
–Barack Obama; February 14, 2013.