Sunday, October 14, 2012
But with all the blame comes some baggage. There is evidence that the Clintons are working to defend themselves if Obama goes further in laying the blame at her feet as Secretary of State. The State Department is working to defend themselves. And I'm sure the CIA and others in the Intelligence Community are, behind the scenes, really pissed off that the President and Vice President are implying a failure on intelligence. The Hill has a great timeline of the events surrounding the attack in Libya - it's worth reading through the ridiculous twists and turns of the statements from this Administration.
However, there is another aspect to consider. Now that the Obama Administration has effectively blamed the CIA and other IC elements for a lack of intelligence or incorrect intelligence on the Benghazi attack, how will their working relationship evolve if Obama wins a second term? There are plenty of non-political appointees - regular federal workers and contractors - who contribute to the intelligence gathering of this country. How will they feel that their top-level boss, just threw them under the bus for his own political safety? How would you feel if your boss threw you under the bus to cover his own ass? I can't see how, if Obama wins a second term, the Intelligence Community will feel any true loyalty to him and his plans.