Don’t Mess with Rudy

by Nathaniel Botwinick

Last night on Piers Morgan, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani laid out the case against the president over Benghazi. This, however, proved too much for Obama’s surrogate, Wesley Clark, who insisted on being allowed back onto the air to respond to the mayor. Clark then repeated the same tired doggerel that there should be no discussion of Benghazi “until the full investigation has been done” and that the real story was about Republicans “politicizing tragedy.” Rudy then tore Clark’s argument apart:

None of that, General, answers the question: did the President of the United States know about the two prior attacks on that consulate – one that drilled a hole in the wall of twelve feet wide? And, if he didn’t know about it, why didn’t he know about it? And if he did know about it, why wasn’t our ambassador given more security? The president was trying to paint a picture in Libya of success. We weren’t having success in Libya and he fell asleep at the switch. For months, not just that day. But for months before there were warnings, the British pulled out, the Red Cross pulled out, there were numerous attacks and the President of the United States did not increase security, there are even some reports that he reduced security. And the president hasn’t answered that question, and it’s intolerable that we’ll have this election, and the president will get away with not answering, “did he know about the prior attacks?”

Rudy Giuliani for Attorney General or at least press secretary?