In the 2nd presidential debate, Obama said that we’re gonna hunt down the terrorists who killed 4 Americans in the 9/11 Benghazi attack:
And number three, we are going to find out who did this and we’re going to hunt them down, because one of the things that I’ve said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them.
On the Daily Show last night Obama basically said the same thing:
We weren’t confused about the fact that four Americans had been killed. I wasn’t confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world right after it happened. I wasn’t confused about the fact that we had to investigate exactly what happened. And I wasn’t confused about the fact that we’re gonna hunt down whoever did it and bring him to justice. Nobody’s more interested in figuring this out than I am.
I’m sure he probably said it in the Rose Garden on the 12th of September, but I’m too lazy to look it up. So let’s move on.
In an article in the New York Times this morning they wrote about Ahmed Abu Khattala, who has been called one of the ring leaders of the Benghazi attacks. The title of their article is “Suspect in Libya Attack, in Plain Sight, Scoffs at U.S.“:
BENGHAZI, Libya — Witnesses and the authorities have called Ahmed Abu Khattala one of the ringleaders of the Sept. 11 attack on the American diplomatic mission here. But just days after President Obama reasserted his vow to bring those responsible to justice, Mr. Abu Khattala spent two leisurely hours on Thursday evening at a crowded luxury hotel, sipping a strawberry frappe on a patio and scoffing at the threats coming from the American and Libyan governments. …
Mr. Abu Khattala’s defiance — no authority has even questioned him about the attack, he said, and he has no plans to go into hiding — offered insight into the shadowy landscape of the self-formed militias that have come to constitute the only source of social order in Libya since the fall of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
Although Mr. Abu Khattala’s exact role remains unclear, witnesses have said they saw him directing other fighters that night. Libyan officials have singled him out, and officials in Washington say they are examining his role.
But Mr. Abu Khattala insisted that he had not been part of the aggression at the American compound. He said he had arrived just as the gunfire was beginning to crackle and had sought to break up a traffic jam around the demonstration.
So over a month after our ambassador was killed, the New York Times is interviewing the man who led this attack on our consulate in Benghazi. He’s right out in the open, hasn’t been questioned by anyone and isn’t planning on going into hiding. How exactly is Obama bringing him to justice again?
This is just like when the FBI couldn’t get to the consulate grounds in Benghazi because of “security” reasons. Yet CNN manages to get there and gets the ambassador’s journal. The appearance of ineptness is all over this administration.
But is this administration really inept? Or do they really want to catch the people who did this?