I’ve been stewing about this since our ambassador to Libya and three others arrived home in caskets.
It is beyond belief what the Obama Administration has been trying to sell the American people about this incident. They say that the deaths were the result of a protest over some obscure film that Muslims found (and probably rightfully so) offensive. It was that film, not U.S. policy, that resulted in the burning of the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and the killing of four Americans on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a lot (and I mean a lot) of bad movies in my lifetime. Some of them offensive. But not once did it occur to me to shoulder-up a grenade launcher and shoot something. It’s crazy (and I think demeaning to Muslims in general) for the U.S. to blame this is all a bunch of angry Muslim movie critics.
Anyway, I think I’ve figured out, at least in part, what is driving this administration’s crazy line about the killings and unrest in the Middle East. I’ll write about it Sunday in my newspaper column. Please tune in and let me know if you agree.
In the meanwhile, I will direct you to this CBS report in which reporters on the ground in Benghazi find eyewitnesses who directly contradict the administration’s view. You can bet that when the truth comes out (probably after the election) the administration’s take on Benghazi will turn out to be nuttier than squirrel droppings.