Photo Credit: Getty ImagesAlthough the Benghazi debacle is far from the only scandal that has rocked the Obama administration, it has a very real potential of being the one scandal that could explode, blowing up right in the faces of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other top administration officials.
The Fast and Furious scandal is in all likelihood far worse than Benghazi. But due to the current political landscape where politicians and the news media are determined to keep the administration’s dirty little gun smuggling issue out of public view, Benghazi appears to be the one that has the most potential in unraveling public confidence in Obama, which already has been slipping in the polls over the past two months.
A myriad of questions came to the forefront of public awareness in the wake of the assassinations of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and his security detail at the Benghazi compound in Libya. Why were the pleas of Stevens for more security personnel ignored by the State Department? Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claims she saw no such requests. That’s funny, because others at the top levels at State knew full well that Stevens had practically begged for more security for nearly a year. And that leads to the next question. Where was Hillary? And why was she not aware of such requests? And if she were aware of the requests, why would she lie about it?
The last question is the easy one. Everyone in the administration lied about Benghazi because it was an election year and the campaign theme of the Obama machine was that Libya had been “liberated” and that al Qaeda had been practically castrated. None of that was true but it sure did sound good during a reelection campaign.
But more importantly, where was Obama? Either he was fully informed and aware of the events that went down on that horrific night when our diplomatic personnel were tortured and killed, or he wasn’t. If he was, then why was no action taken to get military reinforcements to the compound in time to save American lives? They had plenty of time to do so. And if Obama was not aware of the unfolding events, why not? If ever there were a 3 a.m. call that needed to be answered swiftly, this was it. But neither Obama nor Hillary were available to answer that call.
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