Hey look, the rest of the media can now mention Benghazi.
U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assaults has been apprehended, according to U.S. officials.
The officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured Sunday near Benghazi by American troops, working alongside the FBI, following months of planning, and was now in U.S. custody “in a secure location outside Libya.” The officials said there were no casualties in the operation, and that all U.S. personnel involved have safely left Libya.
Abu Khattala’s apprehension is a major victory for the Obama administration, which has been criticized for having failed so far to bring those responsible for the Benghazi attacks to justice.
One jubilant official called Abu Khattala’s capture “a reminder that when the United States says it’s going to hold someone accountable and he will face justice, this is what we mean.”
Oh yes, terrorists around the globe surely are quivering in fear. It’s not just a major victory for Obama, it’s huge.
The capture is a huge victory for the Obama administration, which has faced withering criticism from congressional Republicans for, until now, failing to apprehend anyone responsible for the attack.
That and stonewalling, covering up, blaming a video maker and refusing to tell us where Obama was that night. But it’s a major victory for Obama, so that’s all that matters. Awesome how we nabbed the guy who was talking with CNN last year. But just watch, anyone even remotely suspicious of the timing will be dismissed. Enter the Obama clowns:
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) June 17, 2014
Update: No, this isn’t a cult or anything.
So, remember kids — if you want someone who will grandstand about standing tough, but won’t actually do much (except fundraise off of it), vote Republican.
But if you actually want to enhance our national security, without all the flag-waving and speeches, call a Democrat.
Oof. And then this. Can’t say we didn’t see it coming.