Right-Wing Talkers: Obama Using Benghazi to Distract from Benghazi!
You must have seen this one coming:
Evidently, you can't win with the Tea Party. Every political step the Obama Administration takes sparks a new conspiracy theory. This time, Allen West implies that the capture of Abu Ahmed Khatalla by U.S. Special Operations forces was coordinated as a "wag the dog" distraction from the reasons behind the Benghazi attack.
[A]nybody want to bet me that this Benghazi suspect, at some point — they’ve captured the militia leader, leader of the Benghazi attack — anybody want to bet me that sometime this week he will admit that the Internet video is what made him so mad that he rounded up his buddies and began the assault on the consulate? I am just going to tell you, I’m not going to predict that, but I want to go on record here on June the 17th making it very clear that, if that does happen, I, for one, will not be surprised in the least. It would fit perfectly, ’cause — grab sound bite 21. Let me upset the apple cart.
Benghazi has been used to politically bludgeon both Obama and Clinton, who served as Secretary of State when the attack took place. Soon after the attack, Sen. Rand Paul implied that Clinton's handling of it “should preclude Hillary Clinton from ever holding high office again.”