Obama Refuses to Bring Benghazi Killers to Justice Because He Wants to Try Them in Court


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Back in October of last year, Obama said of the Benghazi terrorist attack that “my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a commitment I’ll always keep.”

Some of you might be skeptical about his commitment to investigating Tea Party groups bringing the “folks” over for dinner and justice. But never fear. It’s Obama’s biggest priority. Right after amnesty for illegal aliens, banning guns and playing golf.

Also throwing concerts in the White House, doing comedy skits with reporters and well a whole bunch of other stuff. But after all those other things, it’s his biggest priority.

And the results are in.

The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn’t enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.

The men remain at large while the FBI gathers evidence. But the investigation has been slowed by the reduced U.S. intelligence presence in the region since the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks, and by the limited ability to assist by Libya’s post-revolutionary law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which are still in their infancy since the overthrow of dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

Since liberated Libya is on the verge of being overthrown by the Muslim Brotherhood and Benghazi is under the control of the same militias who attacked the mission, and the FBI couldn’t continue its investigation because the city was too unsafe, Obama’s biggest priority after throwing lavish banquets and promoting national health care is not looking too good.

Sure Obama could send them to Gitmo, but Obama didn’t even want to send Osama to Gitmo.

A senior administration official said the FBI has identified a number of individuals that it believes have information or may have been involved, and is considering options to bring those responsible to justice. But taking action in remote eastern Libya would be difficult.

FBI investigators are hoping for more evidence, such as other video of the attack that might show the suspects in the act of setting the fires that ultimately killed the ambassador and his communications specialist, or firing the mortars hours later at the CIA base where the surviving diplomats took shelter — or a Libyan witness willing to testify against the suspects in a U.S. courtroom.

Right. Or maybe they’ll just phone and turn themselves in hoping they can get $278,000 like Nidal Hasan.

Obama saw an opportunity to resurrect the idea of a criminal trial, which Attorney General Eric Holder had planned for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

This time, the president tells Bowden, he was prepared to bring bin Laden back and put him on trial in a federal court. “We worked through the legal and political issues that would have been involved, and Congress and the desire to send him to Guantánamo, and to not try him, and Article III.” Obama continues:

“I mean, we had worked through a whole bunch of those scenarios. But, frankly, my belief was if we had captured him, that I would be in a pretty strong position, politically, here, to argue that displaying due process and rule of law would be our best weapon against al-Qaeda, in preventing him from appearing as a martyr.”

Biggest priority indeed.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    It's nice to know that Jihadis attacking us are protected by 0'Bama's love for the US constitution. He's such a stickler for the "rights" of jihadis.

    It's nice to know for the terrorists that is.

  • Edward Cline

    You must really hand it to Obama for his chutzpah. After all, we "….argue that displaying due process and rule of law would be our best weapon against al-Qaeda, in preventing him from appearing as a martyr.” It hasn't occurred to him or Clinton or any of these chuckle-heads that Islamists do not give a burnt falafel about "due process" or "the rule of law." These are things they want to destroy. Even if Obama had befriended bin Laden and had subjected him to a good-natured celebrity roast at a White House Press Corps dinner, with bin Laden in a tux sipping Poland Springs water, Al Qada and Company would still consider him a martyr. Density, thy name is thickness.

  • Ghostwriter

    It's a shame. President Obama never passes up an opportunity to make a complete fool of himself on this issue.

    • Smote

      It's because he IS a fool. A useful idiot.

  • Daniel

    "my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice…" Translation: I'm trying to find suitable scapegoats for my willful abandonment of the victims.

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    I don't understand the inconsistency between conducting drone attacks against Al-Qaeda in Yemen without due process and wanting due process for the Benghazi killers. Is Obama's inconsistency simply a result of insanity? Or is there something else? He clearly does NOT want the Benghazi killers captured at all, because they might reveal at trial Hillary's scheme to arm Al-Qaeda in Libya with Stinger missiles. There must be a tacit agreement with Al-Qaeda that Obama will do nothing to harm its interests in Libya.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Drone strikes are needed to prevent future attacks which would make him look bad. Once the US was out of Benghazi, he assumed there was no further risk of attacks and looking bad… etc

      He was wrong about that too

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    The Islamist-in-Chief knows that the truth re Benghazigate is exploding before his eyes. And getting justice is far from his purview. Most intrinsically, those who are still "hidden" must be brought out of their "safe" places, and then in tandem with certain questions, pointed directed at the POTUS, the entire disaster will unfold – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/18/benghazigates

    Faster…faster….

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • ziggy zoggy

    Of course Obama doesn’t want to kill the Al Qaeda terrorists in Benghazi or snatch them away to Gitmostan. The only reason he kills any Al Qaeda terrorists at all – the ones along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border – is because they are impeding the Taliban’s reconquest of Afghanistan.

  • http://twitter.com/RonNussbeck @RonNussbeck

    Obama is hiding the most important e-mails, the one's right after the murders, he has covered up Benghazi for 8 months and it must end. Obama and Hilary let our men die telling our troops to stand down? Obama must come clean now.

  • Christopher Riddle

    That's right and OJ is still trying to find"The REAL KILLER"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • glpage

    So, Obama wants to try the attackers of American territory in court rather than handle it as the act of war it was. I guess if Iran manages to finish a nuclear device and detonates it in the states Obama will want to round up the Iranian leadership and try them in the federal court in New York city.