The U.S. Ambassador to Libya was murdered in the “turmoil” in Benghazi yesterday, along with another Consulate staffer and two Marines. The New York Times didn’t even bother to report this on its front page this morning, while the White House issued a statement from the President which read in part:
“I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens…”
If the Libyans aren’t careful, Obama might get outraged enough to send them a sternly-worded letter. I’m sure Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Infomation Officer Sean Smith, and the two heroic Marines who were slain will take comfort in that, as will their families.
Our Consulate attacked, our Ambassador murdered. Our embassy in Egypt attacked. I cannot fathom why these deeds are not considered acts of war against us. At the very least, President Strongly Condemn ought to immediately cut off all aid to both countries.
The real outrage is that apparently the Obama administration had information on the possiblity of attacks as early as June of this year, and did… nothing. No beefed up security, no strong statements warning against attacks. Nothing. The president was too busy desperately trying to keep his job to actually do his job.
If only Obama had some passion, some fire, some sympathy for those murdered yesterday. He might sound something like this:
Nah. That would interrupt his campaign trip to Las Vegas.