It is quite simply, a must read. The city that President Obama escaped to within hours of the slaughter of four Americans, also is home to a brave band of editorial writers who sentence by sentence, shredded the complete lack of decisive action, total obfuscations and embarrassing circus act of lies that were clearly coordinated from the very top of the Obama Administration and enabled by a fawning media.
Benghazi is being treated like a law enforcement issue rather than a military one for the simple reason that Obama wanted to keep the fairy tale going that through the sheer force of his personality, the magic of his mere presence makes flowers grow. Dictators lay down their weapons and play nice. Terrorism vanishes from the face of the earth.
To increase a military presence in Libya admits there is a problem. To say that terrorists attacked and assassinated our Ambassador on his watch makes Obama look like the weak character that he is. Making the Benghazi issue a law enforcement issue takes the issue down from a major issue to a smaller issue -- and in politics, it is all about perception and spin. Two months before the election, he could not afford to call anything a terrorist attack, so clearly a story had to be developed. That's where the video comes in.
Al Qaeda and their associate groups were testing and attacking this embassy for months. This was no surprise to anyone that an attack was coming.
In the post 9/11 report, the commission could not have been more clear. The terrorists' modus operandi is to launch a series of test strikes and see how we respond. If there is no response, then they feel they have a green light to launch some of their bigger operations.
For example, after the USS Cole was attacked on October 12, 2000 and President Clinton did not respond. Al Qaeda sensed weakness -- rightfully so -- and the following September 11, 2001, they struck again.
After testing the Benghazi embassy security on several occasions, the terrorists struck on September 11, 2012. With the pathetic, even apologetic, response from the Obama Administration for a video that has little or nothing to do with the attack, terrorists then attacked in Tunisia.
It is now November 2nd, and there has been no military response of any kind for these murders. Only apologies from a President more concerned about his own reelection than the security of its citizens.
The first duty of government is the protection of its citizens from predators both foreign and domestic. It is the organizing principle of governments in the first place. If that one basic task cannot be achieved by an Administration, then how can it be trusted to do anything else?
The choice on Tuesday has never been more clear. Mitt Romney might not be the perfect choice, but he most certainly is not the kind of man to sit idlely by for seven hours while good men die and do nothing when something could be done. Mitt Romney's entire life story proves it.