Libyagate: What We Know

Here’s what we know about the Libya scandal: (1) Ambassador Chris Stevens was concerned about his safety and asked for more security. (2) The administration, busy with its narrative that al Qaeda had been neutralized, failed to provide that requested security. (3) On September 11, administration officials watched a coordinated, RPG-armed terror attack on the Benghazi consulate for about seven hours, without calling in any backup or even a drone strike as Stevens and three colleagues were murdered, the consulate ransacked. (4) For perhaps two solid weeks President Obama, Secretary Clinton, Ambassador Rice, and other administration and campaign officials placed blame for the attack squarely on a YouTube video.

Say what you will about Richard Nixon and Watergate. At least no one died (as they did in Libya and in Fast and Furious). Can there be any doubt that if Mitt Romney were the president, the press would be all over this? Yet, two weeks before the election, there is precious little media concern over what the Nobel Peace Prize winner knew, and when he knew it.


About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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