Benghazi and the depravity of our leadership

I blogged recently about the Benghazi disaster, about Mark Steyn’s column, and what was said about the column at Cold Fury. I want to re-emphasize it now: We have elected these people to positions of national leadership. Obama twice. Here’s Steyn, from his column, “The Benghazi Lie”:

In Washington [Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton knew] knew early that night that a well-executed terrorist attack with the possible participation of al-Qaeda elements was under way. Instead of responding, the most powerful figures in the government decided that an unseen YouTube video better served their political needs. And, in the most revealing glimpse of the administration’s depravity, the president and secretary of state peddled the lie even in their mawkish eulogies to their buddy “Chris” [Stevens] and three other dead Americans. They lied to the victims’ coffins and then strolled over to lie to the bereaved, Hillary telling the Woods family that “we’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video.” And she did. The government dispatched more firepower to arrest Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in Los Angeles than it did to protect its mission in Benghazi.

Chris Stevens was the poster boy for Obama’s view of the Arab Spring; he agreed with the president on everything that mattered. The only difference is that he wasn’t in Vegas [at a fund-raising event where Obama had been] but out there on the front line, where Obama’s delusions meet reality. Stevens believed in those illusions enough to die for them. One cannot say the same about the hollow men and women in Washington who sent him out there unprotected, declined to lift a finger when he came under attack, and in the final indignity subordinated his sacrifice to their political needs by lying over his corpse.

Steyn’s whole column, in National Review Online, can be found HERE.