Obama’s favorite delaying tactic over Benghazi-gate has been to claim that we need to wait for the results of the investigation. And what of the investigation? There isn’t one.
More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi — and nearly a month after an FBI team arrived to collect evidence about the attack – the battle-scarred, fire-damaged compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and another Foreign Service officer lost their lives on Sept. 11 still holds sensitive documents and other relics of that traumatic final day…
…The continued threat to U.S. personnel in Benghazi may be the reason these documents escaped the FBI’s attention. With suspected militants still roaming the streets, FBI investigators only had limited time to check the consulate compound. According to a Benghazi resident who resides near the consulate, the FBI team spent only three hours examining the compound.
The FBI declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.
During their short visit, FBI agents apparently mapped the compound by gluing small pieces of yellow paper with different letters on it next to each room in the TOC building. Next to the room where the letters and most documents were found, a yellow paper marks it room “D.” Above the paper, somebody has carved a swastika in the blackened wall.
This is what they call in the trade, busywork.
The FBI spent weeks trying to get to Benghazi and then spent three hours following crime scenes procedures that have no useful application to the scene of a military attack. You might as well go to Little Big Horn and dust for hoofprints.
The investigation is meaningless and pointless because the FBI has no experience on the ground and no scope for either investigating or making arrests. It was only launched as a delaying tactic, something to tangle critics while the outrage ebbed away. But the outrage isn’t ebbing, instead it’s intensifying.