Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced that she promises a thorough and open investigation of the Islamist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi ...but the results of the Department's investigation will not be available until the end of this year or the beginning of the next.
Based on the evidence thus far, the construction of a reasonable theory that the Administration deliberately mischaracterized the attack that left four Americans dead so as to avoid having reality rain on the president's Osama is Dead
victory lap at the Democrat Convention in Charlotte, and possibly affecting his re-election bid, but the government's investigation into the matter will not conclude until after
Nothing suspicious there.
Meanwhile the FBI agents assigned to Eric Holder's Justice Department investigation finally made a brief visit to the site this week; three weeks after the attack. The reason cited for the delay, "security concerns."
Sadly, the Administration seems to have been far less concerned about the security of the consulate and our ambassador, despite strong indications that they had warnings before 9/11/12.
Just imagine how the broadcast networks and elite press would have already concluded a cover-up was perpetrated and howling for a Special Prosecutor if the president on 9/11/12 was a Republican.
As one conservator blogger noted after last night dismal performance by the president: Chance of a unilateral, heavily armed strike on someone in Libya before the next debate just increase by 70,000%
Lo and behold, the NY Times reports this morning that the US is preparing for such an attack:
The United States is laying the groundwork for operations to kill or capture militants implicated in the deadly attack on a diplomatic mission in Libya, senior military and counterterrorism officials said Tuesday, as the weak Libyan government appears unable to arrest or even question fighters involved in the assault.
The top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is compiling so-called target packages of detailed information about the suspects, the officials said. Working with the Pentagon and the C.I.A., the command is preparing the dossiers as the first step in anticipation of possible orders from President Obama to take action against those determined to have played a role in the attack on a diplomatic mission in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three colleagues three weeks ago.
Oh and look at that, the activity is top-secret
, but the NY Times knows about it. Can this have been leaked by an Administrative official in an effort to make Obama look good and help his re-election prospects?
Gee, where have I heard such allegations before?
Oh yeah, it involved the leaking of top-secret information concerning the Osama raid, the president's Predator drone hit list and computer virus attack on Iranian nuclear reactors, and it came from Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, among others.
Not to worry though, the Justice Department is conducting a thorough investigation with two Federal Prosecutors at its head. Of course one is a donor to the Obama campaign, but hey, nothing to see there.
And of course although the investigation has been ongoing for months, the results cannot possibly be expected before Election Day.
This all sounds like it’s from the pages of a Brad Thor or Vince Flynn novel.
There is reason to believe that the Administration knew within 24 hours of the Benghazi attacks that it was a pre-planned, major effort by terrorists associated with al-Qaeda, and yet for two weeks insisted it was simply part of a spontaneous reaction to an obscure anti-Muslim YouTube video. They even trotted out the US Ambassador to the UN to all five of the Sunday News Shows to tell us that it was "in fact" a spontaneous reaction to the 12 minute video virtually no one in the Middle East has seen.
The MSM devoted more ink and air-time condemning Romney's statement on the US Embassy in Egypt's embarrassing apology than they have on what even CNN is now describing as a cover-up.