Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The prisoners in Benghazi

One blogger asks, "While the media drools all over itself about a sex scandal, let’s not forget that beneath the sensationalism lies a deeper, more important story: Benghazi. One of the most intriguing new details that has surfaced since General Petraeus’s sudden resignation was Paula Broadwell’s comment claiming that the CIA had several Libyan militiamen held captive at the compound in Benghazi:

“Now I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually had taken a couple of Libya militia members prisoner. And they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that’s still being vetted.”

If the Fox News sources check out and the CIA/Obama administration’s denial ends up being debunked, the next question is why the Obama administration was allowing the CIA to operate a detention facility in Benghazi, and what kind of interrogation tactics were being used there.

“Enhanced interrogation” would certainly explain the level of secrecy and coverup by the Obama administration surrounding the Benghazi terrorist attacks. It would also perhaps explain why Benghazi was so important that General Petraeus went to Libya and personally inspected the CIA facility after the attack. A scandal of this magnitude would have been the biggest “October surprise” any election season has ever seen.

A CIA detention center and enhanced interrogation would fly in the face of everything President Obama has run against since day one of his campaign. However, it would, at the same time, jive perfectly with his actions since he’s been President: increased use of drone attacks, indefinite detention without charges, failure to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Exit question: If Obama signed an executive order to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay on January 22, 2009, and that prison is still open and operational today, what makes anyone sure that Obama has kept his word on the CIA detention centers he banned by executive order on the very same day?"

Read more here: via Instapundit

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