If you look at a Monet with a magnifying glass, it looks like a collection of brightly colored blotches.
As congressional hearings into the Libya disaster and cover-up get under way today, I believe that to really understand the mindset that led to the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi, we must stand back from the painting a little.
With the republican primary season in full swing, team Obama had to know that they would be unable to run by defending their fiscal record. Unemployment was still way too high…food stamp usage was at its highest point in history and rising…Gas prices were out of hand and rising…Obama had never managed to pass a budget…Our credit had been downgraded for the first time in history…GDP was struggling and nearly on life support…The debt clock was going like a bat out of hell…Stimulus hadn’t worked…Obamacare was on the ropes…Manufacturing was way down…Incomes were way down…
You get the picture.
How does one run on THAT? How does one DEFEND that???
The date was April 26th, 2012.
Joe Biden was speaking in NYC.
That’s the first time I can find that he uttered the phrase: “Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.”
It had been 11 months since Navy Seals killed bin Laden and with the economy, jobs and everything domestic going down the toilet…Obama needed something…SOMETHING…upon which to hang his dunce cap.
Bin Laden was dead…never mind GM.
Obama had “Led from behind” and Gaddafi was dead.
The Arab Spring had thrown Mubarak from power in Egypt and “democracy” was the word of the day in Cairo.
Team Obama had droned several al Qaeda terrorists into little puddles of goo and the FBI had “stopped” how many terrorist actions inside the U.S. that the FBI themselves had supplied the “weapons” for to begin with?
Yes. Foreign Policy. THAT would be Obama’s campaign calling card. Foreign policy.
Never Mind Reality.
We were out of Iraq, that much was true but never mind that the vacuum left by our politically timed departure was being filled by Iranian Islamists and other assorted bad guys.
We were GETTING out of Afghanistan and we told the world WHEN we would leave. Never mind all the green on blue attacks and the growing threat of the Taliban. The Taliban, Biden told us, was not, “per sey” the enemy.
In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood whom Obama insisted have a seat at the table had promised NOT to run for the presidency in that land. Never mind that they WERE running for leadership of Egypt and would like to see the 30 some year old Egypt/Israel peace accord torn to shreds.
And Libya. Well…We led the way from behind and most likely provided weapons to the rebels opposed to Gaddafi. Never mind that we never really knew who those rebels were until they raised the black flag of al Qaeda over the courthouse in Benghazi.
Nothing to see here, there or anywhere in the Middle East or North Africa. Keep moving. Go about your normal day and don’t look suspicious.
Don’t Look Suspicious.
THAT had to be the clarion directive from the Obama campaign administration.
6 months. All they had to do was hang on for 6 months. It’s April 26th, 2012. “Bin Laden’s DEAD and GM is ALIVE!!!”
The Obama campaign administration had what they thought was a winner. Repeat it. Repeat it often. Draw attention away from the indefensible economy and refocus it on…Foreign Policy.
There was to be a movie released making Obama appear as the hero behind the heroes of the bin Laden raid and that movie was scheduled to be in theaters in mid October…2 weeks from the election!!!
No matter what you think is hiding in the graveyard, just keep whistling as you pass.
Like owls, black cats and snapping twigs…noises…Spooky noises…Started to be heard.
The Muslim Brotherhood wins in Egypt.
Just put your lips together and blow.
Pakistan shut U.S. out of drone base.
It’s just the wind…Whistle louder.
Iran threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz.
Make it a happy tune.
Those Afghani “Security Forces” keep killing our soldiers!!
Isolated twig snaps. Keep moving…Almost there.
WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT???
Our Ambassador AND his security people want MORE security in Libya? They want the Consulate upgraded with bullet proof windows and doors?? THEY WANT WHAT??? The British Ambassador has been attacked TWICE in Libya??? OUR Consulate has been attacked TWICE in Benghazi???? THERE IS A HOLE IN THE PERIMETER WALL BIG ENOUGH FOR 40 MEAN TO WALK THROUGH????? Oh NOW what?
Ambassador Stevens THINKS HE’S ON AN AL QAEDA HIT LIST???
The Obama campaign administration could, in NO WAY, be seen as having a need to INCREASE security where his greatness had led a victory from behind. Never mind the death threats to the Ambassador or the attacks on the Consulate or the al Qaeda flag or the chatter or the attempts on the life of the British Ambassador.
NEVER MIND THE FACT THAT THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORST TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST AMERICANS WAS JUST WEEKS AWAY!!!
Nothing to see here.
Or…As the Obama campaign administration put it…”WE HAD NO ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE” leading to a perceived threat or attack.
Not only did the Obama campaign administration NOT upgrade security in Libya…They DOWNGRADED it.
WHISTLE LIKE YA MEAN IT FOR GODS SAKE…WE’RE ONLY A COUPLE MONTHS AWAY!!!
BIN LADEN’S DEAD..GM IS ALIVE…
Obama’s campaign administration made it a showcase of their liberal/socialist convention. Foreign policy!! WELL, HELL…THEY EVEN TROTTED OUT VETERANS TO PROVE THEY LOVE THE MILITARY AND THEY WERE TOUGH ON FOREIGN POLICY!!!
Never mind that the ships in the giant image behind those vets were SOVIET ships and the fighter jets WERE TURKISH!!!
That was a vender issue…Team Obama was whistling past that too!!!
Then it happened.
A terrorist attack. 4 dead Americans in Benghazi. Our Ambassador. An State Department Assistant. 2 Navy Seals.
Records now show that Patrick Kennedy from the State Department told the white house it WAS a terrorist attack less than 24 hours later.
Blame it on a You Tube video. Apologize. Sound sincere. Send our U. N. Ambassador to 5 Sunday shows to blame it on the video. Send the FBI to Libya to treat it as a crime scene.
Nobody’s buying it.
The FBI can’t even get to Benghazi.
CNN got there and brought back the Ambassador’s journal.
Whistle damn it whistle.
Is it any wonder that Obama was less effective than an empty chair in the first debate?
It was falling apart. All of it. He couldn’t run on his economic record and now, he couldn’t run on his foreign policy either. Libya has become the worst cover-up in history.
What’s left for the Obama campaign administration?
Call Romney a liar. Put out an ad featuring Big Bird.
Never mind reality.
Whistle through your ass if you have to.
Wild speculation? Fiction?
CBS journalist and reporter, Lara Logan has now stated: “There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,“ who claim ”they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban.
It’s such nonsense!”
And regarding Obama, Logan stated: “You’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script.”
What Logan is saying, and she should know, is that there IS NO kinder, gentler Taliban…THEY WANT US DEAD AND ALWAYS HAVE. THEY DON’T RESPECT OBAMA…THEY SEE HIM AS WEAK AND INEFFECTUAL.
And al Qaeda? They’re NOT on their heels…THEY ARE REBUILDING, THEY’VE EXECUTED 140 ATTACKS IN THE REGION IN THE LAST YEAR AND…THEY ARE NOW EMBOLDENED BY OBAMA’S DECISION TO WRITE A SCRIPT AND HIDE BEHIND A YOU TUBE VIDEO REGARDING THE ATTACK IN BENGHAZI!!!
Emboldened to do more…Go bigger.
And last night, on the eve of the congressional hearing, despite Hillary Clinton’s statements, despite Susan Rice’s claims on 5 Sunday shows and despite Victoria Nuland backing up Rice’s comments by stating: “I would simply say that … the comments that Ambassador Rice made accurately reflect our government’s initial assessment,” , a State Department Spokesman said of the “It was the fault of a You Tube Video” script…“That was not our conclusion.”
And, in the stark face of reality, Obama stood at a rally on Monday and said…
“Now, four years ago, I made a few commitments to you. I told you I’d end the war in Iraq, and I did. I said I’d end the war in Afghanistan, and we are. I said we’d refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11 — and today, al Qaeda is on its heels and Osama bin Laden is no more.”
How desperate IS the Obama campaign administration? Where IS that photo of the dead bin Laden anyway? Damn it…Where’s the video from the raid??