The Usual Suspects

This is a strange story:

The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn’t enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.

The men remain at large while the FBI gathers evidence. But the investigation has been slowed by the reduced U.S. intelligence presence in the region since the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks, and by the limited ability to assist by Libya’s post-revolutionary law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which are still in their infancy since the overthrow of dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

So … the President who had no problem droning an American citizen and his son is hesitating to pull the trigger on the guys who attacked Benghazi? I realize that diplomatic relations with the Libyan government are delicate, to say the least. But our relations will all Middle Eastern governments are delicate. It hasn’t stopped us getting our supposed man before.

I’m also not clear what the point of the leak is. Are we supposed to say, “Oh, well they’re investigating. Let’s forget about the whole Benghazi thing?” The AP report indicates that pictures of the suspects were circulated a while ago and that they are in a remote region of Libya. But why would you leak this until you, you know, actually had something to report. Suspecting five guys of being behind the attacks means nothing. Dragging five guys into court or killing them would be news.

Honestly, is anyone in charge down in Washington? Is there any coherence to your policies?

(I’m having trouble keeping up with all the Obama screwups this week but will hopefully have something to say tomorrow about the AP wiretapping and Jeff Rosen stories.)

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  1. Thrill

    Honestly, is anyone in charge down in Washington?

    Nope. Not one person seems to have any idea who did what, when. Including the people who claim that they did those things.

    Is there any coherence to your policies?

    “Win elections.”

    The Obama Administration wouldn’t dare put them on trial. Can you imagine them testifying that they were trying to attack the compound because they knew that the Ambassador and the CIA were engaged in ______? Better yet, imagine if they took the stand and expressed surprise that they were able to keep fighting so long without seeing any attack aircraft.

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  2. Mississippi Yankee

    Still don’t trust my government, still don’t believe this is all due to incompetence. Not even sure an orange suited frog march will turn my thinking around.

    Maybe an Orange Suited Frog March Parade.
    With street vendors (big money in that) and High school bands… And scantily clad baton twirlers too.

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  3. stogy

    Well there’s only really another 400 days until the library planning starts in earnest. How much damage can he do in that time?

    I was hoping for a sensible sane energy policy… but looks like now we all have to wait another 4 years plus.

    Re: Benghazi, in the case of Libya I think the administration is trying to look like they are supporting their friends rather than bombing their enemies. In Pakistan, it’s the same policy but in reverse.

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  4. Seattle Outcast

    I’d say that it’s because Obama is a “secret muslim”, but it really isn’t a secret any longer, and hasn’t been for years….

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  5. AlexInCT

    Nope. Not one person seems to have any idea who did what, when. Including the people who claim that they did those things.

    Actually they only know what’s going on when they can benefit from the event. If it will hurt, then they hear nothing, see nothing, and day nothing…..

    Killing bin Laden? Obama was involved in the detail planning and running the operation. Only reason he was not there to kill bin Laden with his bare hands was because Axelrod successfully pulled a Spock on him and confined him to his captain’s chair despite Obama’s protests to the contrary. But anything that shows how bad these progressives are? Fuck, then he was too busy golfing or working on that mythical super secret plan to create jobs and jump start the economy these nanny-state marxists scumbags keep pretending they have whenever they want to divert attention from the royal fuckup they are playing out for us.

    “Win elections.”


    And the reason why is that the winner gets to fleece the people and wield the power indiscriminately so they can fleece the people even harder. And nobody knows how to fleece the people like a progressive.

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  6. hist_ed

    Honestly, is anyone in charge down in Washington? Is there any coherence to your policies?

    Should we really be surprised? In 2008, the Democratic party nominated the least qualified major party candidate since, well, since forever, right? It’s amazing it’s taken this long for the wheels to come off. And I suspect it’s because of two things: He is safely reelected and they were stupid enough to go after the press.

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