"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Smoking Gun on Benghazi (Updated)

Judicial Watch has uncovered, through a FOIA request, what many today are calling the "smoking gun" on Benghazi, at least in terms of how the Obama Administration sought to pin blame on a silly Internet video for what they already knew was a terrorist attack. Here is the email. Note that the recipients are all people like Dan Pfeiffer and David Plouffe, political hacks on the Obama permanent campaign, not foreign service officers or foreign policy experts. It was always already about politics, and saving the President's campaign of lies:

By the way, Plouffe and Pfeiffer are relatively young guys, 38 and 46, who by my reading of their resumes have never done a single thing outside of political campaigns.   Neither have advanced degrees, and while I don't generally like credentialism, it does suggest something that they've never achieved much of anything intellectually and have never had gainful employment in the private sector either.   That these lightweights are both "senior advisors" to Obama also suggests something about the type of people Obama likes to have around him.  

UPDATE:  The author of the email, Ben Rhodes, has a background that makes me cringe.   This is from his Wikipedia entry:
Rhodes grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and attended the exclusive Collegiate School, graduating in 1996. Rhodes then attended Rice University, graduating in 2000 with majors in English and political science. He then moved back to New York, attending New York University and graduating in 2002 with an MFA in creative writing.

A rich (Upper East Side), preppy ("the exclusive Collegiate School") who wasn't smart enough apparently to get into an Ivy, so he went to Rice to be an English major, then took a creative writing MFA.   Wow!   Is there any company in America that would think that's someone I want running my business?   But that's who Obama chooses to surround himself with.... a 37 year-old who has never done much of anything except write speeches for politicians.   What on earth is he doing within a hundred miles of American foreign policy?

Oh, his brother is the President of CBS News.    Hmmmm....


Oh, and isn't it interesting that the "paper of record," the New York Times, does not cover this breaking news story at all?   Nada, not a word.  

Face it, they are no longer a news organization.   They are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Obama Left.   They are Pravda.  

Of course, this is the paper that employed Walter Duranty to write fairy tales about the Ukrainian terror famine in the 1930s, so maybe we shouldn't be surprised.



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