Obama wins spot behind 8-ball
On 9/11/12 terrorists attacked the U.S. embassy in Benghazi
and killed the ambassador. Immediately, the White House and State Dept.
went into disinformation mode: confuse the issue with a bogus
impression of what happened so as to duck the charge of being weak on
terrorism just before the election. Then, along came Hurricane Sandy to
drive the Benghazi story off the airwaves and to permit Obama to look
good as a leader.
But Sandy may well have been the silver lining with a cloud inside.
House remains in the hands of the GOP, which has strong reasons for
reviving the Benghazi incident. And Obama's complicity was demonstrated
when he leaped to grab the mike and tell the nation that the embassy had
in fact been struck by terrorists -- once he learned that the House was
airing testimony that undercut the Obama administration line.
actual statement immediately after the attack is carefully crafted to
protect him from a charge of straight-out lying while permitting the
bogus idea to circulate that the attack had occurred as a result of a
mob angered by some internet video.
So what we have is a scenario
in which the president and his aides deliberately deceived the American
people in order to avoid looking weak on terrorism.
Many are too
young to recall what happened in the Watergate affair. The initial
crime and coverup occurred before Nixon won handily a second term. But,
the House and Senate were in Democratic hands and his fate was sealed
the day of the election, especially considering the doggedness of
several Watergate reporters: Woodward, Bernstein and Hersh, among them.
needn't worry about trial in the Senate, which is in Democratic hands
-- unless for reasons unknown the Benghazi affair is not contained by
America's Obama-friendly media. However, the House will be able to hold
Obama's feet to the fire on the Benghazi incident, meaning his
presidential power, already somewhat trimmed by a divided Congress, will
be further eroded.
Though Americans have temporarily lost
interest in the Benghazi deception, it could well revive as people shake
their heads that a president could be such a bald-faced deceiver.
During the presidential race, the Obama administration pooh-poohed
Julian Assange's claim that he needed to avoid extradition to Sweden
because federal authorities wanted to nail him for some criminal
offense. Guess what, there's a secret federal probe still in progress
concerning Assange and Wikileaks.
Though governments obviously dislike Wikileaks, the site was simply
doing a computerized version of what American reporters have