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Obama spokesman: “Benghazi happened a long time ago.”

Obama spokesman: "Benghazi happened a long time ago."

Gaze in wonder as the Memory Hole actually opens before your eyes, with White House spokesman Jay Carney asserting that “Benghazi happened a long time ago.”

President Obama is very fond of using human props to make political points, so perhaps congressional Republicans could invite the families of the Benghazi dead to D.C., and dare Carney to repeat this odious nonsense to their faces.

Normal people would say the Benghazi attacks only happened half a year ago, but to the political mind it’s another epoch, because that was one Presidential election ago.  Barack Obama escaped accountability for the Benghazi debacle and secured re-election, with plenty of help from his friends in the media.  (Hopefully he remembered to send Candy Crowley of CNN a thank-you note for her invaluable services.)  Those “bumps in the road” already look very small in the White House’s post-election rear-view mirror.  To quote Hillary Clinton’s infamously callous dismissal, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

It certainly might make some difference to Clinton, who has aspirations for higher office.  Benghazi should always be yesterday for her.  And the stories about Administration threats against whistleblowers will, if proven true, make the Benghazi disaster minty-fresh for plenty of other people.

Obama’s stonewall tactics for surviving the November election included constant admonitions that we had to wait, wait, wait for all sorts of investigations to be completed.  Now it’s suddenly ancient history, even though Obama still hasn’t brought anyone to justice for the attacks.  In fact, Fox News reported today that we know who masterminded the attack… and “the individual apparently is walking free in Libya.”

The confirmation from multiple sources comes more than seven months after the assault on two U.S. locations in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans — including Ambassador Chris Stevens — were killed. President Obama pledged after the attack that “justice will be done.”

But one source told Fox News the government is “sitting on” information.

“We basically don’t want to upset anybody, and the problem is, if Ambassador Stevens’ family knew that we were sitting on information about the people who killed their son, their brother, on and on, then, and we could look them as a government in the face, then we’re messing up. We’re messing up,” the source said.

Why should that be a problem?  If Ambassador Stevens’ family gets angry, just send Jay Carney to tell them “Benghazi happened a long time ago.”

Meanwhile, at this very moment, a frustrated special-ops source told Fox News that the quaint little town of Benghazi – where Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and their crew of State Department geniuses didn’t see any need for enhanced security – continues disintegrating into a terrorist quagmire, and we might need to think about invading Libya again to fix it:

“Benghazi, the second-highest population of foreign fighters, and the war in Iraq came from Benghazi, second to Saudi Arabia, so we are talking about a historic location and region that has fed foreign fighters to kill Americans, and kill other coalition forces,” one source said.

“The analysts, the intelligence experts all say the same thing, that if we just ignore the situation as it presents itself, eventually it will be another invasion will have to take place for us to eventually turn the tide.”

The source wondered if it would take a passenger plane getting shot down with loose Libyan weapons before the situation is taken seriously.  Why does he think that would do the trick?  The White House could just spend a couple of months insisting that no one should draw any conclusions until various interminable investigations are completed, then trot Jay Carney out to dismiss the whole affair as old news from a long time ago.

 

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