That is some good news.
U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assaults has been apprehended, according to U.S. officials.
The officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured Sunday near Benghazi by American troops, working alongside the FBI, following months of planning, and was now in U.S. custody “in a secure location outside Libya.” The officials said there were no casualties in the operation, and that all U.S. personnel involved have safely left Libya.
I just have one question, why didn't we scarf him up a year and a half ago when he was giving interviews poolside at his hotel?
BENGHAZI, Libya — Witnesses and the authorities have called Ahmed Abu Khattala one of the ringleaders of the Sept. 11 attack on the American diplomatic mission here. But just days after President Obama reasserted his vow to bring those responsible to justice, Mr. Abu Khattala spent two leisurely hours on Thursday evening at a crowded luxury hotel, sipping a strawberry frappe on a patio and scoffing at the threats coming from the American and Libyan governments.
Libya’s fledgling national army is a “national chicken,” Mr. Abu Khattala said, using an Arabic rhyme. Asked who should take responsibility for apprehending the mission’s attackers, he smirked at the idea that the weak Libyan government could possibly do it. And he accused the leaders of the United States of “playing with the emotions of the American people” and “using the consulate attack just to gather votes for their elections.”
Well, he does understand the political nature of the Obama team and if he was interviewed now could point out the amazing timing behind his arrest. There are Benghazi hearings on the hill, Iraq is burning and the Bergdahl dog wagging attempt was a dismal failure, this could be just the good news needed. Nothing like a show trial to respin Hillary's most dismal failure. Any bets on a New York court around 2016?
Don't get me wrong, I am extremely pleased that we have him in chains. This was an attack on US soil where our Ambassador and three other Americans were killed. That was an act of war as much as terrorism. We must show resolve to the world to deter anyone else thinking about messing with us. But even a bad Hollywood script writer wouldn't try to get these continued twists past an editor. Too many decisions in this White House get put off or not made based on political concerns.
I wonder where they are going to hold him? There are some empty accommodations down at Club Gitmo these days.