U.S. Special Forces has apparently captured the mastermind of the Benghazi attack and Republicans are working overtime to dismiss that fact. Allen West, for example, has decided that the capture of this man, and Benghazi in general, is now a distraction from everything else.
— Allen West (@AllenWest) June 17, 2014
He followed that bit of hypocrisy up on his website:
We’ve known about this fella for almost two years — he was the one who famously sat outside in a hotel sipping on a drink, giving an interview to Time magazine. We’ve known his whereabouts — so why now?Hat tip to our U.S. Special Operators but this smells of typical politics and especially the politics of expediency and Orwellian message control. We know the liberal progressive media depends upon an easily distracted populace. By the end of the week, this Abu Khatallah will be forgotten, but what will not be forgotten is the neatness of this and the timing of the announcement. So I guess Obama and Clinton can now tout that the perpetrators have been brought to justice — what took so long? — if indeed this pans out.
You guys can buy into this, but I ain’t.
So he thinks Obama was just waiting to capture this guy for the last two years as controversy has raged over the attack on Benghazi? If that were the case, why wouldn’t he have done this before to get some of the heat off him? Of course, it doesn’t matter to West or to his followers. As long as it makes Obama look bad, it has to be true. Even if everything else was once an attempt to distract from Benghazi, now Benghazi is an attempt to distract from everything else. This is the modus operandi: Say anything you need to say to make Obama look bad, even if it’s the opposite of what you said yesterday.