- Posted September 29, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Turbulence, violence in the Middle East
Did Bragging Cause the Attack in Benghazi?
In cases like this, typically we like to wait until all facts are in to start laying blame….but during a campaign, we don’t really have time for facts or investigations, we just have to get something out to the people…so Ambassador Rice headed out to 5 talk shows to tell people that the attack had been spontaneous and in response to an anti-Muslim video. Her statements were followed up by similar assertions by both Hillary Clinton and Jay Carney.
The maker of the video was seen being arrested on television albeit for a “parole violation”, but I suspect it was more than that. Not only was he taken into custody on TV but his history was laid out in front of the American people so that we can question his motives verses questioning the actions of our leader in the White House.
In recent weeks, there has been a campaign ad that has Bill Clinton bragging about the President killing Bin Laden so as to help President Obama win the election.
So, now, here we are 18 days later and the story has changed. Now the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is reporting that the attack carried out on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya is linked to groups affiliated with or sympathetic to ….wait for it…al Qaeda.
Ambassador Chris Stevens is dead along with 3 other Americans and no one is questioning whether this attack was caused by our president spiking the football over killing Bin Laden to win the election. Why is that?
Isn’t foreign policy a big part of being president….isn’t this more relevant that a wife expressing concern over a husband in a stressful campaign?
John Kerry and 9 other democrats are wondering what I am wondering…what happened? Could we have done something to prevent these deaths. Did our campaign process cause this?