Four months have now passed since the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. But for all the vows that the perpetrators would swiftly be brought to justice, no one so far has been.
Nor, it seems, is anyone likely to be.
So much for President Obama’s solemn promise: “Make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.”
What’s happened instead?
Tunisia last week released the only person who’s been arrested as a possible suspect, citing “lack of evidence.”
Time magazine quotes a senior Libyan activist: “There is no Libyan investigation. There is not even a will to investigate.”
For understandable reasons: Benghazi’s chief investigator was kidnaped from his car, and the chief of police was murdered.
And North African countries reportedly are refusing to cooperate with the FBI.
Meanwhile, the drones and special-ops teams used to hunt down al Qaeda in Pakistan and Yemen are not being used.
It’s beyond shameful.
Stevens was the first U.S. envoy killed in the line of duty since Jimmy Carter was president. But it seems the attack is being relegated to the dustbin of campaign history or dismissed as a GOP “obsession.”
Republicans say they won’t move ahead on Obama’s national-security nominations – especially CIA director-designate John Brennan – without more answers.
Good. Someone needs to be held responsible for this pathetic non-response.