Oct 07 2012
I believe the moment the President’s trust and support from the American people snapped was actually before the debate debacle. The debate just cemented the verdict on this President. My view, which I have meant to post for some time – but seemed so obvious to be unworthy, was the October Surprise that nails one candidate but good each cycle was this time a horrible, self-inflicted disaster.
That disaster was the Benghazi terrorist attack. Not just the attack, but the entire story before and after. Before there were warnings, pleas for more security resources while this administration made cuts in security resources. There were actual escalating attacks on the very target hit. Of all the places in the world to cut costs, Beghazi, Libya should have been one of the last places on the planet (along with Iran and Afghanistan of course). The criminal incompetence of this inexperienced administration is being exposed, and it is very, very disturbing:
Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa.
Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months before the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Officials with access to intelligence reports, based on both technical spying and human agents, said specific reporting revealed an alarming surge in clandestine al Qaeda activity months before the attack in Benghazi.
Yet the Obama administration sought to keep the information from becoming public to avoid exposing what the officials say is a Middle East policy failure by Obama.
Did a naive Obama (and his true brain: Valerie Jarrett) really think they could wish away al Qaeda? Did they really leave al Qaeda’s prime target (the Ambassador that pushed for the liberation of Libya) exposed and open like this?
Clearly so. The real proof comes in the dumb ass attempt at a cover up afterwards. Only a colossal failure prior to the attack could spawn such a stupid rational afterwards. The response to Benghazi has panic written all over it .
Instead of admitting the obvious (that people armed with military grade weapons, real targeting information and real intelligence on the Ambassador’s exit strategies indicates a preplanned attack), the Obama administration lamely tried to claim the incident was a spontaneous response to silly video. I mean – really?
Why even pretend like this? Is that the level of respect this administration holds the American people in that they think such a childish lie would work?
Or is this the best this incompetent team can conjure when put to the test?
Sadly, the answer is probably both. What is clear is the liberal news media’s efforts to cover for Team Obama on this was never going to work. Those carrying this water look to be true dupes, because this cover is the lamest cover up ever concocted.
Here is the deal. Even if true, being ignorant of the real facts on the ground for 6 days is incompetence writ large. Lying for 6 days about the real facts on the ground is criminal incompetence writ large. And missing months of warning signs, pleas for help and actual attacks is impeachable.
Thankfully, the voters can avoid the entire impeachment thingy come November. And I bet they will grasp that opportunity without hesitation.
Empty chairs lead to negligence. The President who deliberately missed repeated intelligence briefings allowed a US ambassador to be killed under completely avoidable conditions. If Obama is this bad at protecting a single ambassador, there is no way he is capable of protecting this nation and the rest of its people.
As Clint Eastwood noted, this means we fire the man we hired with high expectations 4 years ago and replace him.