The great Joe Curl beat me to it. After my column yesterday on Benghazi laid out the fuller, more focused case on that scandal, I had planned to do a blog post suggesting that the other two “scandals du jour,” important as the are, were timed as they were so as to deliberately distract attention from Benghazi. I was trying to figure out how to make it not sound too conspiratorial. Well, the WashTimes’ Joe Curl beat me to it, with this splendid column.
The whole ham-handed game play is comical. Just as shocking testimony emerged on the Benghazi scandal, the administration rolls out two scandals, with the targets just coincidentally — the media and right-wing conservatives. Absurd. But fairly brilliant. The self-absorbed media predictably swooned over its plight — this is the biggest scandal ever. And the right-wingers grew indignant, finally able to say “We told you so.” Well played, Obama administration.
Curl is correct that there is much more to find out about Benghazi — even as reports are that new bombshells are already in the offing.
The most obvious question, though, is this: If there was nothing to hide, why did the administration engage in such maltreatment of Gregory Hicks, the top diplomat in Tripoli during the Benghazi attack?