Team Obama’s desperate effort to cover up the policy debacle in Benghazi, Libya is coming unraveled and some of the media are starting to take a hard look at what happened. CNN is but one telling example:
There are three dimensions to this story.
First, exposing the negligence of Patrick Kennedy, the Under Secretary for M (i.e., Management) at State, who is in charge of Diplomatic Security and rejected the advice of subordinates to beef up security at the consulate and to provide Ambassador Stevens with a robust, competent Personal Security Detail.
Second, exposing the CIA’s activities in Benghazi which, according to several press sources, involved the training of Libyan jihadists for paramilitary action in other countries, like Syria. One of the trainees betrayed their Agency handlers and helped target the facility, which is where the former Navy SEALS were killed by a mortar round.
Third, and most important and damning, the bizarre attempt by Obama to blame the Benghazi attack on an irrelevant video and to blame “Intelligence” for pushing the line that the attack was inspired by the video.
Congress need only ask to see the briefing that the Defense Intelligence Agency prepared and delivered to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) on the morning of 12 September. Either that briefing supports the Administration lie that an anti-Mohammed video was the spark that incited a spontaneous riot or that briefing actually identifies the likely Al Qaeda affiliated group behind the attack and references prior intelligence indicating the U.S. Consulate was a target of that same group. If there was really any support for the video excuse the White House would trot that evidence out and spread it around. But they are not because the intel tells a different, more damning story.
This story will continue to grow and will destroy any hope of an Obama second term.