Monday, October 29, 2012

What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?

Benghazi is now the word that will define the Obama presidency.  If he wins, he deserves to be impeached over the death of four Americans at our Libyan consulate.  Indeed, impeachment is probably the only way that we will ever learn what happened.  Heaven knows the MSM, in its efforts to ignore the story, is committing journalistic malpractice.

The administration cannot keep its story straight.  That old adage about sticking to the truth because its easier to memorize, someone should have shared that with the president before he became president.

Bing West at NRO highlights these growing inconsistencies.  For several weeks, the president said he ordered increased security to our embassies in the region the morning after the attack. This past Friday in Denver, however (October 26), Obama said "The minute I found out what was happening . . . I gave the directive," Obama said, "to make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do. I guarantee you everybody in the CIA and military knew the number one priority was making sure our people were safe."

Note the shift in the timeline.

The fascinating thing about Benghazi is that it reveals a thirst for the truth on the part of ordinary Americans. Thus, as the facts of the story come out -- thanks to Fox News, Talk Radio and the blogosphere -- the story is shared by social media. Facebook and Twitter are serving a role that the New York Times once did.  It is sad to see the great media institutions of this country so determined to not do their duty; it is downright unpatriotic.

Of course, we knew that the MSM idolizes Obama and wants to protect him, and ensure his reelection.  But people died.  Americans, on U.S. sovereign territory, died while their pleas for help were ignored. Some would call that newsworthy.

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