I'm not even sure why it is important to argue over whether the Obama administration's security steps in Benghazi were adequate; or whether the government ignored warnings about the 9/11 anniversary.
I mean, obviously everything happening over the last year had been laid out in the big-brained post-war plan that I assume the Obama administration had sitting in a file before we started that kinetic action.
I mean, they wouldn't start a war without knowing exactly what they'd do after the fighting stops, right?
UPDATE: There are no problems if you refuse to see the problems, I suppose:
A number of Israeli newspapers have suggested that Washington was warned as early as September 4 – a week earlier – that the environment in Benghazi was becoming increasingly hostile and anti-American, while in London the Foreign Office took the decision to withdraw all its consular staff from Benghazi two months before the murders. This decision was based on an intelligence assessment made by MI6 that al-Qaeda was openly operating in the area following a failed assassination attempt on Sir Dominic Asquith, Britain's ambassador to Libya, in June.
Our intelligence agencies work closely together. We did nothing. Which is really shocking when you consider the claim that our president is "among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet."
Perhaps our president should have met with his intelligence people not for the president's benefit, but for that keen analyst in the Oval Office to school the intel people.
More here. How could we take the threat seriously when our president boasts "bin Laden is dead" as if that's all the war is about?
UPDATE: The plan continues to unfold:
Libyan militias operating alongside the defense ministry readied their forces Tuesday to advance on a town that remains a bastion of support for the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi, stoking fears of an impending battle that has already sent dozens of families fleeing.
Bani Walid is one of the last major pockets of support for the former regime, and disarming its militants is one of the most daunting tasks facing the government. Militias in the town of about 100,000 people are heavily armed with rocket-propelled grenades, automatic weapons and artillery left over from last year's eight-month civil war.
Normally I'd just consider this one of the many messy sides of war. But from how our loyal opposition treated the Iraq War I learned that anything that doesn't go perfectly is a result of incompetence.