The mushrooming Obama Libya scandal just got a lot worse for the failed president and his equally incompetent Secretary of State.
“Based on information provided to the Committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and subcommittee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wrote Clinton today. They dismissed out-of-hand the suggestion that the attack ever could have been regarded as a spontaneous protest gone awry.
“In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the Committee that, prior to the September 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi,” Issa and Chaffetz added (my emphasis). “The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington.”
Of course now we’ll enter the phase where Democrats squeal about this being politicized, as if they wouldn’t do the same, aided by a media that was actually interested in getting to the bottom of this fiasco. Their problem is Americans want answers, politics be damned. If this hurts Obama’s re-election chances, well, too damn bad.
Update: It keeps getting worse.