During the weeks before U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died at the hands of terrorists in Libya, the ambassador warned of the increasing danger from Islamic militants.
Yet the State Department pulled security forces out of Libya.
After the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya was attacked on Sept. 11, President Barack Obama insisted the deaths were at the hands of an unorganized mob infuriated by a video, produced by a California man, that was critical of the prophet Muhammed.
Within hours after Stevens died, it was clear the attack was an organized one, including weapons no mob of angry Libyans would have been carrying.
What happened was clear to Libyan President Mohammed Magarief, who said it was obvious the assault was a terrorist attack. Magarief also noted the video in question had been in circulation for months before Sept. 11, with no mob violence among Libyans.
And we found out this past week that there was real-time, e-mail intelligence going to the Defense Department telling those in charge of the attack as it was happening.
It seems almost inconceivable that our president didn't know of the circumstances of those deaths and that the attack was very much a terrorist event on Sept. 11, even as he flew to Nevada for a campaign stop.
The White House was inept, deceitful and possibly both in its handling of the Libyan Embassy attacks.
Remember, four Americans, including an ambassador, were killed.
And the immediate spin from the Obama administration was that a Youtube video in circulation for three months was the cause. And, of course, these pronouncements came with an observation that this is what happens when Muslim sensibilities are offended.
How about American sensibilities?
How about the blatant ignoring of the pleas of embassy personnel for more security?
And how about the evidence that Obama's blame-America-first foreign policy sometimes spurs him to ignore/cover up the obvious?