Benghazi facts would have changed election
The government's flagrant effort to classify the Benghazi attack by al-Qaida as a spontaneous uprising in response to an unfortunate posting can be understood in terms of the timing. At the time, Sept. 11, we were only a few short weeks from an election.
Our president had explained his decision to make early withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan on the basis of his analysis that al-Qaida had been eliminated in most of Afghanistan and could be finished off by U.S.-trained Afghanistan forces. If the attack on Benghazi had been reported accurately it would have been understood as refutation of Obama's analysis. Many of his supporters would have recognized the wrongheadedness of his defense of the troop withdrawal and that he was not the right person to be president. It could have (and as many of us now wish would have) kept him from winning the election. A clear acceptance of the creed that the results justify the means, which is the fundamental principle in most of his decisions.
David P. Bossler