Former boy genius and current Breitbart.com columnist Ben Shapiro has figured out why things went so terribly wrong in Libya and, taking some time away from facing “the political liberals head-on” and “exposing the leftist tilt of the professoriate on college campuses,” he helpfully published his findings at Townhall.com:
Ask any sane person in America whether it would be a good idea to send our ambassador in Libya to Benghazi without a security team. They’d tell you immediately that we need security around our ambassador in a hellhole like Benghazi. Obama knew that. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew that.
But they didn’t care. They thought it was far more important to make nice with the native population than to keep our ambassador safe. They thought that the Arab Spring was a nice, happy little uprising, complete with gay bodyguards to apply to protect the ambassador. Really. An ad placed in Libya — Libya! — for the ambassador’s security team made it clear that members of a same-sex marriage would be accepted.
No gay men applied. But the Libyan security team did tell the terrorist mob just where to find the ambassador. And now he’s dead.
No, seriously. The reason that Christopher Stevens was murdered was because the Obama administration allowed gay men to apply for his security team. Of course, no gay men applied … but obviously just mentioning gay men is sufficient to spur terrorists to action.
As David Frum points out, “Some days you read something where you can only whistle and salute. This is one of those days.”
In all seriousness, does Shapiro not have a single honest friend who will read his writing before he publishes it online and tell him he might want to rethink his thesis? Not one?