Obama’s changing philosophy
President Barack Obama’s position on the terrorist attack last fall at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is puzzling in the extreme.
U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly know the identities of some terrorists behind the attack and the murders of four Americans at the consulate. Yet the administration has done nothing to bring the alleged terrorists to justice.
Obama wants to have the suspects arrested and tried in U.S. civilian courts, it has been reported. Arranging that has proven to difficult, to say the least.
At the same time, drone aircraft strikes authorized by the president on other alleged terrorists continue at locations around the globe. Hundreds of people, including four U.S. citizens, have been killed by the drones, and the administration has shown no intention of letting up.
That is justified by concern over national security, the White House continues to insist.
It simply makes no sense to us.
Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that he is willing to authorize attacks against some terrorist suspects – and with them, some innocent bystanders – but will take no action against those involved in the Benghazi attack.