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Fox News Grills White House Over “Egregious Delay” in Capturing Benghazi Suspects

The White House just announced that they had captured one of the suspects in the attack on Benghazi. Wonderful. But one does wonder at the timing of the capture.

The suspect has been at large for the last two years and it’s not like he was hiding. No new information has developed in recent days that would make his guilt more damning. So why did the White House choose to finally move in and take the suspect down?

These are questions a lot of people are asking.

Is the Obama administration trying to distract from the latest IRS revelations or the Bergdahl fiasco? Or are they really this inept?

Fox News’ James Rosen pointed one direct question at Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki and she didn’t do a great job handling it.

“The question being put to you, it seems to me, is why U.S. special forces couldn’t have an unscheduled meeting with this individual in a period of time less than, as you put it, just a few years?” Rosen asked.

The spokeswoman didn’t really even try to answer the questions; instead she told Rosen that there were a myriad of reasons why people, specifically terrorists, meet with reporters but not with the government.

Rosen then asked her, “Follow your own logic, the next question to be propounded to you is, why didn’t we pose as a reporter to capture him, then?”

“Well, we appreciate your view. If you’re volunteering yourself for future endeavors, we’ll take that into account,” Psaki replied dismissively.

Rosen continued, “You’re still not addressing the central question, Jen. You’re not answering the question of why a reporter was able to get within six inches of this guy, and U.S. special forces weren’t, for more than two years. What is the answer to that?”

“Reporters have interviewed a range of terrorists in the past. There’s nothing new about that,” Psaki replied. Then she continued speaking in an effort to make sure Rosen had no chance to press further. She praised the Obama administration for the capture of Khattalah and said that the White House did things as quickly as they could.

The truth is that the Obama administration was likely holding this capture until they felt they needed a win. Just like they tried to do with the trade for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

All the Obama administration cares about is covering their butts.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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