Where’s Obama in the Benghazi report?

A special task force concluded today that “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” may have contributed to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
But it pointed no fingers at President Obama, raising the eyebrows of cynics everywhere.
You know how frustrating, if not downright alarming, it is to be searching for your damn car keys moments after your wife announces that she’s gone into labor?
That’s the feeling countless people had today searching for Obama’s name in the report.
I guess being the commander in chief gives you a lot of wiggle room, which is good news if Chris Christie ever moves into the White House.
Whatever, Obama apparently is officially Benghazi blameless. He’ll be sleeping on Teflon sheets tonight.
Folks with fewer stripes weren’t lucky enough to escape the wrath. The State Department’s security chief and two other officials resigned in the aftermath of the report.
Somebody had to take the fall and it wasn’t going to be Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton.
What was lacking in the report was any sense of who was responsible farther up the chain.
The report detailed a broad failure of U.S. intelligence officials and policymakers to fully understand the growing Islamist threat in Libya, but without naming the names of those who were responsible for that failure.
Even more damning, in its absence, was the report’s failure to step back and question whether the Obama administration, at its highest levels (starting with the president), created the conditions for Benghazi by overstating the decimation of al-Qaida and playing down the significance of the extremist elements, possibly al-Qaida-linked, that have reemerged in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in Libya and elsewhere.
And we were told the war on terror was over.
No peace on earth – again – this Christmas.
Hope Santa brings us more drones.

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