Unless you watch FOX News, you may be completely unaware of a scandal that is unfolding regarding a city in Libya named Benghazi. It is going to rock the nation to its core.
The short story is this: On 9/11, the U.S. Consulate and a CIA compound in Benghazi were overrun by terrorists, and the U.S. Ambassador and two Navy SEALs were murdered. As the assault was occurring, the SEALs radioed numerous times for air support, and their requests were denied—despite the fact several rapid response forces were in easy striking distance. No support was ever offered, and the dead Ambassador was dragged through the streets. For two weeks following the attack, everyone in the Obama administration blamed it on a YouTube video that "insulted" Islam.
The details are available online in a thousand places so I won't cover them here, but the bottom line is this: 2013 will be an interesting year for Barack Obama.
Why? President Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary to the U.N. Susan Rice, and CIA director David Petraeus will all be hauled in before Congress to testify about the laughably provable string of evidence demonstrating they knew what was happening... that they were watching it happen in real time in the Situation Room via an overhead video drone... that they made the conscious, deliberate decision to allow Americans to die... and that they lied about the attack being caused by a YouTube video. They will be placed under oath, and you can bet Wants-to-be-President Hillary Clinton will sing like an opera soprano.
This will be the greatest humiliation of a U.S. President since Richard Nixon resigned. There has never been a scandal of this size involving so many top administration officials. If Obama is re-elected, he will be impeached and removed from office. Obviously lying to the American people is not a crime, but these clowns will perjure themselves before they admit to such a moral crime. They will perjure themselves, and they will get caught. Careers will be ruined, and at least one scapegoat will go to jail.
The Chinese have a curse that goes, "May you live in interesting times."
President Obama has some interesting times ahead.
Cover photo: CNN (left) and Daily Beast (right)