In Disney’s delightful movie “Up” there is a dog named Doug who, with the help of a special collar, can speak. Doug has an inclination toward a short attention span and is easily distracted.
Doug is a metaphor for the US press. And democrats.
Barack Obama is becoming more and more predictable. Every time he is in a bind, he looses a squirrel for the distraction of the press. Just as the VA scandal was reaching a crescendo Obama announced the retrieval of Bowe Bergdahl from the clutches of those into whose arms Bergdahl chose to go. This was by design. I am hardly the only one to believe this:
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) told KCWY in Casper that he thinks the prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may be an attempt to divert attention from the VA scandal. Enzi also stated that he believed the five detainees released for Bergdahl were no longer in Qatar.
Today as the IRS scandal was exploding Obama, desperately needing a squirrel moment, announced the capture of the world’s most accessible terrorist.
“With this operation, the United States has once again demonstrated that we will do whatever it takes to see that justice is done when people harm Americans,” Obama said in a written statement. “We will continue our efforts to bring to justice those who were responsible for the Benghazi attacks.”
Let’s crank up the Wayback Machine again and review some history. October 18, 2012. The Wall Street Journal knew who Khatalla was and where he was.
BENGHAZI, Libya—The founder of Libya’s Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia was at the U.S. consulate compound during the deadly attack here, Libyan officials say, but he remains free a week after those allegations were disclosed to Libyan political leaders and U.S. investigators in Tripoli.
Ahmed Abu Khattalah—who current Libyan officials and former Islamic militants describe as propagating an al Qaeda-style ideology—was seen during the Sept. 11 attack at the diplomatic mission where two of the four Americans died, said two senior Libyan security officials familiar with the investigation.
The officials’ allegations provide the most direct link so far between the assaults and Mr. Abu Khattalah’s militia. They also may fuel a political controversy in the U.S., where the Obama administration faces questions over security at the consulate and its response to the attack.
To steal a line from one of Glenn Reynolds’ readers, Ahmed Abu Khatalla was sipping a pina colada at Trader Vic’s. His hair was perfect.
If Ahmed Abu Khattala is worried about being arrested, he’s doing a good job hiding it. The man authorities believe helped lead the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has given interviews to both Reuters and the New York Times. “Here I am in the open, sitting in a hotel with you,” he says in one. In another, he smirks at the idea of Libya’s army arresting the culprits, calling it a “national chicken.” He admits being at the consulate, but denies being a ringleader. He’s also sticking to the story that the attack grew out of a spontaneous protest over The Innocence of Muslims.
Now you know where Obama and Rice get their “intelligence.”
For a laugh, read this. The NY Times soils itself with what has to be one of the most idiotic corrections of all time.
Khatalla knew he was a suspect. US authorities knew he was a suspect. Reuters and the NY Times had found him. In 2013 CNN found him and he granted them an interview.
The only person who couldn’t seem to find him was Barack Obama.
This wasn’t lost on Jason Chaffetz.
“One of the pertinent questions today is why we have not captured or killed the terrorist who committed these attacks?” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told reporters. “News out today that CNN was able to go in and talk to one of the suspected terrorists, how come the military hasn’t been able to get after them and capture or kill the people? How come the FBI isn’t doing this and yet CNN is?”
Chaffetz was referring to CNN’s recent interview with Ahmed Abu Khattala, who Libyan and U.S. officials have described as the Benghazi leader of the al Qaeda-affiliated militia group Ansar al-Sharia — one of many groups that filled the vacuum of authority following the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi.
Unless he is a complete moron, Obama has had this guy in his pocket almost since the attacks. Everyone knew who he was. Everyone knew where he was. Obama pulled him out of his pocket when he needed the distraction from the IRS scandal. Obama wagged the dog.
WASHINGTON — In the months after the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks, Ahmed Abu Khattallah always seemed to be hiding in plain sight.
Khatallah, a key suspect in the attack who officials say was captured Sunday in Libya, was famously spotted just weeks after the deadly assault that left four Americans dead, sipping a strawberry frappe on the patio of a Benghazi hotel.
In the hotel scene, detailed by the New York Times, Khattallah is wearing a fez and sandals and accusing U.S. leaders of “using the consulate attack just to gather votes for their elections.”
Indeed. With the IRS scandal erupting and Hillary having a bad week, the timing of the capture of the world’s most accessible terrorist was very convenient.