With the capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, one of the leaders of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Allen West has a problem. Until then, West had been using the fact that he hadn’t been captured as proof of Obama’s incompetence. In January, he signed an open letter to John Boehner that said:
Not a single terrorist in this well-planned and executed military attack by radical Islamists has been apprehended. Ahmed Abu Khattala, a ringleader of the attack, granted long interviews to reporters in Benghazi cafes, while the Obama administration — and you — have done nothing.
So in January, Khattala was a “ringleader” in the attack. Now that he’s been captured, he’s a mere peon.
Fox News contributor Allen West dismissed the recent capture of Benghazi terrorist suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala as a “smoke and mirrors” ploy and questioned whether Abu Khattala was really the “mastermind” behind the attacks or “the Obama administration’s fall guy.” Yet West just months ago co-signed a letter calling for Khattala’s capture because he was the “ringleader of the attack.”
During an appearance today on Fox News Radio, West said that Abu Khattala has been “seen out in public and everything, and now all of a sudden the American people are supposed to believe that he is the mastermind?”
Well, that’s what you yourself believed a few months ago when that was politically convenient for you. Now that it’s no longer politically convenient, it’s magically not true anymore. I hope you recover soon from your whiplash.