And keep on revisiting Benghazi. Apparently, Ambassador J. Christopher Stephens was involved in A) recovery of arms used by the al-Qaeda affiliate against the Kaddafi regime; and B) transferring these arms to Syria to help out the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, using the Turkish embassy as the transfer agent.
But Obama’s dance on Osama bin Ladin’s demise grated sharply with al-Qaeda, and in true Middle East fashion, they applied the scorpion’s sting to their supposed benefactor.
Does nobody recall the outcry from the left in the Iran-Contra bootlegging of arms back in the days of Oliver North and Ronald Reagan? Seems like the leftists of the time did not like THAT transaction very much. And yet, there was no tragic exchange of fire and needless deaths in all of that, while this has gone as badly for the Current Regime in the White Hut, as the aborted rescue by Carter, Operation Eagle Claw, went south in April 1980, in which eight US servicemen died and much of the rescue equipment was destroyed on the ground as a result of an accident.
While Iran-Contra did not result in the ending of effective control of the White House by a sitting President, Operation Eagle Claw probably set the stage for the defeat of Carter. Difference was, the loss of life involved.
Valerie Jarrett, answer your phone. It has been ringing repeatedly since September 12, 2012.