Spreading Attacks on Obama for Complicity in Benghazi Murders
October 3, 2012 • 9:20AM

In addition to the letter from Rep. Issa demanding a timely response to questions regarding the Benghazi murders, other attacks on Obama's personal role are escalating.

* Pat Buchanan, in an Antiwar.com article, argues that the lies from UN rep Susan Rice and Obama's press secretary Jay Carney were so preposterous that they must have been "told to do so by the national security advisor (Tom Donilon), the White House chief of staff (Jack Lew) or President Barack Obama himself." He adds that the truth now coming out "calls into question the credibility and competence of Obama's security team and the judgment of the president himself." As to Obama's campaign slogan that bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the run, Buchanan says: "The reality. Al-Qaeda affiliates have taken over a region of Mali the size of France. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb may have been in on the Benghazi massacre. Al-Qaeda is in Syria fighting for a cause, the overthrow of Bashar Assad, Obama supports. Al-Qaeda has helped reignite sectarian war in Iraq. Al-Qaeda remains in Pakistan. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is in Yemen."

* Hillary Clinton is becoming a Ricist. Secretary Clinton's spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, was asked to comment on demands by Rep. Peter King (R-NY), that U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice step down for what he says were "misleading comments" about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Nuland told reporters: "Secretary Clinton believes that Ambassador Rice has done a superb job, so let's just start there, and we completely reject any such calls here in this building."

* Wall Street Journal — "Benghazi was Obama's 3:00 AM call." The Journal points to the meeting in the White House 90 minutes into the Benghazi attack, and asks: Some 30 US citizens are at mortal risk. The more serious question is why the administration alighted on the idea that the attack wasn't a terrorist act at all. What did the White House think it had to gain by adopting the jihadist narrative that a supposedly inflammatory video clip was at the root of the trouble? Nobody can say.... It was five in the afternoon when when Mr. Obama took his 3:00 AM call — he still flubbed it."