Is Benghazi Likely to Impact the President's Re-Election Efforts?

As information continues to emerge, more and more news outlets are beginning to ask whether it will impact the president’s re-election campaign.

As more information surfaces on the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, news organizations are starting to question whether it will impact President’s Barack Obama's chances for re-election.

Even before Fox News released a story Friday that the CIA was denied two requests to send in reinforcements during the attack and eventually told to stand down, The Huffington Post asked whether all this is the smoking gun - or will it be attributed to the fog of war?

The Huffington Post acknowledges that an investigation is definitely required, but is urging that the investigation be bi-partisan. But are any investigations bi-partisan anymore?

Although The Huffington Post makes reference to “the usual spin from news sources such as Fox News and Breitbart,” even it acknowledges that some of the facts emerging could be troubling for the White House and the president. And that was before the latest information emerging about the CIA.

What do you think? Could Benghazi be the straw that breaks the camels back in the president’s re-election efforts? Or will it be regarded more as the fog of war than any smoking gun?

Joseph Robert October 28, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Did the author and Republicans complain against GW Bush, after his leadership led to these attacks on US diplomatic posts? Funny the author doesn't make reference to this as a political tactic used by Romney. June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51. February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards. July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan Suicide bomber kills two. December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded. March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants. September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb. One killed and 13 wounded. January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured. July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed. September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured. I didn't think so !


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