“Bengazigate”, as it’s being portrayed by the Repubs, was thought to be the ‘secret sauce’ that would sink this Presidency. The right felt they were handed a ‘gift’ that would swing the election. Bengazi has never caught traction outside of Faux/Limbaugh/Beck.
If anyone believes the President signs off on every global staffing question, they’re mistaken. If the Department of Agriculture requests a military escort in Afghanistan, it’s handled, or not, by those delegated with the responsibility. In this case, the embassy had asked for additional security and someone along the chain of command made a intelligence influenced… and budget based… decision. In retrospect, that decision may have cost 4 Americans their lives. (How many Americans lost lives and limbs in Iraq due to faulty intelligence that gave someone an excuse to go to war?)
The day this happened, the POTUS suggested it could well be terrorism as he spoke in the Rose Garden. However, without full knowledge of exactly what went down, the Administration chose not to tag it “terrorism” until they were completely certain. E-mails and cables have been found that report this as an organized terrorist attack. Had the Administration immediately gone public with that ascertion… and it proved wrong… more innocents could die. Once certain, the correct report of the incident was put forth.
Seems those attempting to make this a “impeachable issue” suggest every citizen should have the right to intelligence reports at the same time… or before… even the White House gets them. Sorry! That’s what we have elected leaders in office for.
The President promised those responsible would be brought to justice. Some who allegedly participated have already been arrested. Between you and I, it would not surprise me that others have “conviently disappeared” at the hands of a Special Ops or SEAL team. We, as it should be, are in no way aware of even a fraction of the operations that are underway on foreign soil… PROTECTING us here at home.
Bengazi was sad for the families of those slain. Politically, it will go nowhere. If the President wins re-election, you will probably have the same folks who are “birthers” attempt to keep Bengazigate alive. They will be quickly ingnored as the nutcases they are. If Rmoney is elected, he won’t touch this since… with the global terrorism problem as it is… he may well be in the same position before his term is over.