Well, it took them long enough.
Prosecutors have filed the first charges in the Benghazi terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic post against militia leader Ahmed Khattalah.
Nearly a year after the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed, CNN is reporting that a indictment under seal has been filed against Khattalah. (Read More)
So, why were the charges filed now? Allahpundit has a guess.
Thank CNN for making this happen, seriously. Khattalah has been embarrassing the White House for the better part of year, happily chirping to western media that he’s free as a bird despite fingers having been pointed at him as a possible ringleader of the attack since last October. The straw that likely broke the camel’s back, though, was CNN airing its own interview with Khattalah just last week — while taking care to emphasize that, although the feds allegedly had never approached him, they had no trouble getting him to sit down for a two-hour interview. That’s one “smart power” humiliation too far. Between that and Thursday’s bombshell about the CIA’s mysterious activities in Benghazi during the attack, the White House had to do something. The closer we get to the anniversary of the attack, the more nakedly political the charges would look; why not act now, while most of the public’s distracted by the big Al Qaeda terror threat in Yemen?
Here’s the CNN segment with Khattalah that lit a fire under the feds’ asses. (Read More)
Is CNN finally coming around to understanding that it actually pays to engage in journalism?
Oh, and that filmmaker, the administration’s fall guy from the beginning, is finally out of prison. He better hope he doesn’t take the blame for all of the terror threats all over the world this week.