“How Could They Have Thought They Would Get Away With It?”
Charles Krauthammer has some great observations about the developing scandal over Libya.
“I think what Biden, when he said we didn’t know, clearly when the Vice President speaks, everybody assumes he’s speaking on behalf of the administration. Nobody’s interested if one person or another in the White House knew, the question is the administration. So it’s obvious they’re now trying to cover that. Clearly the State Department knew because they were the ones who received the request and turned them down, so they’re spinning that as a way to cover for the Vice President,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said on “Special Report” tonight.
“But if I can add one point to what Lindsey Graham had said, he explained, I think, absolutely correctly why they tried to cover up, because it contradicted their story: bin Laden dead, GM alive and all that spiking of the football in Charlotte. But there was another factor here. How could they have thought they would get away with it? They already knew by Sunday, in other words, when Susan Rice went on the air, they knew right away it was a terror attack, and they had real time following of the events in Benghazi, real time access to what was happening on the night it happened at the State Department in Washington. So they knew there was no riot. There wasn’t a mob. There wasn’t a demonstration,” the FOX News contributor said.
“Why did they think they could actually get away with that? I think part of the answer is they thought that the media would not would not work on it, and look at the way they handled it. They went after Romney’s statement on Cairo for three days. Ambassador killed for the first time in 30 years, and that was the whole media analysis for three days, and they thought the media’s not going to look into it. We can ride this out until election day and after election day it doesn’t matter,” Krauthammer said.