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Let the leaks begin
Vice President Biden doubled down on the bad intelligence excuse in last night's debate when the question of the deaths of American personnel in Libya was raised. Among other stories today, Senator Bob Corker and The Daily Beast's Eli Lake apparently seem to know at lot more about what happened in Benghazi that night than the President and Vice President.
How much was known at the time of the attack? Eli Lake reports:
One doesn't have to be a world class analyst to make the distinction between the random acts of a mob and a coordinated attack. And if a drone was sent in when it became known the consulate was under attack, why wasn't it an armed drone that could have tried to stop the assault?
With those fictions crumbling, the White House is now trying to pin the blame on the State Department and the intelligence community. This is merely compounding the folly. State and the intelligence community are full of smart, well-connected people who specialize in spreading information while protecting the source. Unlike bureaucrats in Chicago who toil in perpetuity for corrupt political hacks, these veterans know administrations come and go. With the growing possibility of a new boss in less than 100 days, they will not accept the blame for the stupidity of politicians and their appointees.