The news this weekend is all about the United States closing 22 embassies in the Middle East. Two things are clear. Make that three.
alQaeda is on the run. But not in the direction we’ve been led to believe.
The lesson learned from 9/11/2012 seems to be, instead of defending our interests, you retreat. They win. We lose.
The third thing is, which seems to be lost in all the hoopla, is the way the administration is handling this incident that is yet to happen. An incident that, arguably, is best dealt with in private, not in public. They have signaled to the enemy that they’ve already won. Without a single shot being fired. At the same time, they’ve told the enemy that their electronic communications were intercepted, losing our intel on the two terrorist leaders. It clearly demonstrates that this administration has absolutely no will to take the fight to this enemy. Even when they deliver it to us. And is willing to sacrifice national security for political cover.
That the administration would weaken their hand with all this pre-emptive transparency to the enemy, seems more than a little politically motivated when we still get no transparency on what happened nearly a year ago in Benghazi.