Why did Obama's White House choose to deceive the American people with regard to the al Qaeda-led terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi?
Even CNN, in a devastating piece, wants to know:
Sheer arrogance? A refusal to admit that Obama's outreach to the Muslim world was a failure? Stupidity?
Lots of questions. No answers.
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Perhaps the explanation is as simple as this one, offered up by Newt Gingrich:
"President Obama has almost a psychological need to be totally blind to the realities of Islamic extremism.
"It is astonishing to me how consistently he rejects all the information which would teach him that there are people out there who actually want to kill us. And it’s, I mean, it is so beyond any reasonable way to explain it that it’s almost as though he has a desperate need to believe in something which is totally false."
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Bret Stephens, in "Benghazi Was Obama's 3 a.m. Call":
Let's review:He flubbed it, and then, within hours, astonishingly, flew to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.
The U.S. ignores warnings of a parlous security situation in Benghazi. Nothing happens because nobody is really paying attention, especially in an election year, and because Libya is supposed to be a foreign-policy success. When something does happen, the administration's concerns for the safety of Americans are subordinated to considerations of Libyan "sovereignty" and the need for "permission." After the attack the administration blames a video, perhaps because it would be politically inconvenient to note that al Qaeda is far from defeated, and that we are no more popular under Mr. Obama than we were under George W. Bush. Denouncing the video also appeals to the administration's reflexive habits of blaming America first. Once that story falls apart, it's time to blame the intel munchkins and move on.
It was five in the afternoon when Mr. Obama took his 3 a.m. call. He still flubbed it.
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The question everyone is asking: Where's Hillary?
"Is the State Department Squelching Documents on Libya Attack?"
We want answers.
Yet she's nowhere to be found.