Let’s drift back in time to October 26, 2012 when President Obama uttered the following, which I’m sure made the Benghazi attackers quake in their boots:
“What happened in Benghazi is a tragedy. We’re investigating exactly what happened. I take full responsibility for that fact. I send these folks in harm’s way, I want to make sure they’re always safe and when that doesn’t happen, that we figure out what happened and make sure that doesn’t happen again. But my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a commitment I’ll always keep.”
As Guy Benson notes in the article this statement was made seven weeks after the attack. It’s also noteworthy that the only tangible evidence of “investigation” and “justice” at that time – and still true today – is that the maker of the famous film that caused the “demonstration” that got out of hand was arrested and rotting in jail when the President made that statement.
The attack on the compound in Benghazi happened on September 11, 2012 so let’s see where we’re at today.
In terms of investigation, one of those other alphabet organizations, CNN, beat the FBI to the punch.
In May, CNN reporter Arwa Damon managed to locate [Ahmed Abdu] Khattala in Libya and secured an interview with him. Khattala confirmed that he was not in hiding and had not been contacted by either Libyan or American investigators.
That would be roughly two and half months ago.
Well, today we’re making progress. First of all, President Obama will be on Jay Leno’s show tonight to try to resurrect his polling numbers. Since he’ll need something to talk about, the FBI has filed a sealed indictment of Khattala in advance of the President’s appearance.
WASHINGTON—The Justice Department has filed sealed criminal charges against a number of suspects in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others, according to people familiar with the matter.
The exact nature of the charges wasn’t clear, nor was the number of suspects named in the case. A Justice Department spokesman, Andrew Ames, said the investigation is ongoing.
Ongoing. And going and going and going.
So I guess maybe Khattala got indicted. We don’t know since the indictment is sealed. Hmmm. Obviously, maybe, Obama is keeping his commitment. Whatever that is. But we do know what we’ll be reading about in the DNC Times tomorrow. “al Qaeda is reeling” blah blah blah.
Now, for me at least, the plot thickens. Here’s why I don’t have a White House press card.
SANAA | Tue Aug 6, 2013 6:48am EDT
(Reuters) – At least four suspected al Qaeda members were killed in a drone strike in central Yemen, local tribal leaders said on Tuesday, following a U.S. warning of a possible major militant attack in the region. …
The Yemeni tribal leaders said five missiles struck a vehicle travelling in Maarib Province in Tuesday’s strike, killing all of its occupants.
State news agency Saba also said initial reports indicated that four suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in the air strike in Maarib, but gave no further details.
We take out four suspected al Qaeda dudes with Hellfires earlier today. These guys are suspected of maybe being part of the “plot” that the administration uncovered that resulted in the US shutting down all of our Middle East embassies. Suspected. Plotters. The turnaround on those guys was about a week. Maybe two.
On the other hand, we have a guy who’s bragging about being part of Benghazi where four Americans were killed while the President had dinner and reviewed his notes for the fund raiser he attended the following day in Las Vegas, and the best we can do, over two months after CNN films an interview with him, is issue a sealed indictment?
This is just sick.