Politics Disguised as the Fog of War

That title is not mine; it's taken from an excellent article by Peggy Noonan at the Wall Street Journal titled The Inconvenient Truth About Benghazi. Noonan went a little wobbly back in the 2008 campaign when she, like so many others, let her emotions overrule her commonsense judgment about Barack Obama. This latest posting at the WSJ shows she's stable and clear headed once again. In fact, it is the best explanation I've read yet as to why there was no effective military response by American forces. Quite simply, there was no aggressive response because, as we've long suspected, a political decision was made early on not to respond. It was not that we didn't have forces available, both air assets and troops, ready and able to intervene; despite all the excuses made by the administration and even our dishonorable military commanders, it wasn't that we couldn't do something, it was because a decision had been made that we were not going to do anything. As Noonan explains, the truth...(Read Full Post)