In the wake of the kidnapping of almost 300 girls in Nigeria by Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram, President Obama has sent military advisers and is sharing satellite and other intel to help rescue them. But to wingnut extraordinaire Erik Rush, he’s actually supporting the terrorists in order to distract attention from — you guessed it — Benghazi.
At least two components of this tragic comedy are worthy of examination. One is the blatant and shameless distraction coming directly out of the White House and Hillary Clinton camp. Michelle Obama hit social media with her Twitter hashtag campaign; Clinton followed suit shortly thereafter.
Carried to its logical conclusion, the investigation into the Benghazi attack could topple the Obama administration, and then some. Clinton’s presidential ambitions could be irreparably damaged, depending on the outcome. So, both have ample motivation for diverting public attention from Benghazi. They, the press and powerful Democrats are attempting to set the stage for this investigation to be downplayed as much as possible; this is to say nothing of more subtle manipulation of the process in which the administration will no doubt engage…Why, one wonders, is the administration so eager to condemn Boko Haram for this exercise of their “religious freedom” at this point in time, when atrocities perpetrated by Islamists on an hourly basis are routinely ignored by this bunch? Conservatives have long cited the tendency of the left to ignore Islamists’ crimes against women in light of the left’s ostensibly feminist roots.
The reason is that it has become politically expedient for the Obama administration to condemn Boko Haram, if only rhetorically. Their actual foreign policy objectives in Nigeria are similar to what they were – or are – in Egypt, Libya and Syria: Destabilize the non-Islamist regime in order to pave the way for an Islamist one. In Nigeria, Obama and Co. will publicly oppose Boko Haram’s terrorism and carnage while ideologically (and perhaps covertly) supporting them, and realize the added bonus of being on the right side of women’s issues back home.
Only in the mind of a wingnut could this be considered anything but staggeringly stupid.