Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Stonewaller in Chief: Handling the Aftermath of Benghazi

Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online about the masterful job Obama has done in stonewalling on Benghazi.

The imperative for the White House was, first, to try to deny that the assault was a coordinated terrorist attack lest that undermine its anti-terror credentials and, second, to push further consideration of the matter past the November election. After that, there would be, by definition, no electoral consequences from more fallout. And it all would be “old news.”

Republican senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina vows to hold up Obama-administration nominees until he gets answers. His determination is admirable, but by now, no one really cares. The stonewall worked, alas. PR experts might want to rewrite their rules, at least for clients who can count on a compliant press. Benghazi was a fiasco. The handling of its aftermath by President Obama and his team was brilliant. I guess that’s why they call him the commander-in-chief.

Read more here: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340377/obama-s-benghazi-success-rich-lowry

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