7 Years Later, Trial of Benghazi Attacker Ends in Mistrial on 15 Charges
Arresting Islamic terrorists who carry out attacks abroad and bringing them to trial was a signature policy of the Obama years.
Despite his end zone dance after OBL's death, Obama's actual plan was to arrest Osama bin Laden and put him on trial. The arrests of terrorists, instead of their battlefield elimination, is still continuing on as a policy even after Obama is out of office.
Here's how well that plan worked out in the Benghazi Islamic terrorist attack that killed 4 Americans, including an ambassador..
A U.S. judge has declared a mistrial on 15 remaining charges against a Libyan militant who was found guilty last week of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
The mistrial in the case of Mustafa al-Imam was declared Monday in Washington after a jury could not reach a decision on 15 counts. The same jury last week found al-Imam guilty of two different counts, including conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
That's two to fifteen. Great track record.
Mustafa will be spending plenty of time in prison. But the entire process is a pointless farce.
Benghazi was an enemy attack. Its perpetrators should have been taken out, not put on trial at a cost of millions to taxpayers, with indecisive results are best.
This was not a sign of strength, but of weakness.