Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton indicated for the first time on Wednesday that there was an explicit link between the Qaeda franchise in North Africa and the attack at the American diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans, including the ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens.Anyone sense a new drone war coming?
Ms Clinton apparently didn't mention Anderson Cooper, AQ hit lists, or Susan Rice. But this is quite interesting coming a day after Obama appeared on the View, er, at the UN to speak about the anti-Mohammed movie clip without really explaining a growing extremist threat. Even the NY Times can glean that such an inconvenient truth might wrap around the axle of Obama's foreign policy, which consists almost entirely of "bin Laden is dead and AQ is almost defeated, and oh by the way, Libya is freed".
The bottom line really isn't the fact this was a terrorist attack--rational people never expected them to cease completely anyway--or whether the reaction on the Muslim street was only over a movie clip (a lot of the outraged mobs were outraged by the movie clip after listening to outraged clerics). The bottom line is this-- would the current administration really mislead the American people about a terror attack on 9/11 for purely political reasons? The answer appears to be 'yes'--while we await further confirmation.
Those AQIM thugs will eventually be turned into particles of desert. But that doesn't have to happen under any particular administration, nor does a reprisal attack need to occur before a certain date in November. The eleven year anniversary of 9/11 should have taught America one lesson--there are still far too many black flag flying radicals who want to indiscriminately kill us and too many nasty weapons still unaccounted for.