(Photo: Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri calls the protesters against The Innocence of Muslims 'honest and zealous'. Image Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina speaks to Bob Schieffer of Face the Nation with a rush of probing questions and observations about the Benghazi tragedy that quickly describes the Obama administration fail with the Arab Spring as well as the Al Qaeda threat. From the particular of UN Ambassador Susan Rice's inadequate September 16 explanation for Benghazi to the general of the "counterattack" of Al Qaeda, Senator Graham lays out a map that is not only accurate in its pieces, but also establishes the national security arguments for Mitt Romney's next two debates. Benghazi is an ugly situation for the Obama team because it cannot be explained without also explaining Libya and its links to Syria. For example, my information is that there is a "Libyan Brigade" operating in the Turkey-Syria Border. How does this fact connect with the lack of security at Benghazi, with the scale of the attack, with the undiscovered attackers? The Romney campaign is pressing this on the trail. OFA uses David Axelrod in order to fend off the inquiries on Fox with flimsy counterclaim that Romney is politicizing a tragedy. Inconveniently for Mr. Axelrod, the Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Awahiri issues a video calling for more trouble against the US. The inquiries will continue right up until POTUS answers Mr. Romney directly. How will POTUS respond to Governor Romney's assertion in person before the worldwide TV audience , "Al Qaeda is counterattacking behind the smokescreen of the Arab Spring, and you have failed to tell the American the facts of the death of an ambassador."
Ayman al-Zawahiri stands behind bars in an Egyptian court in 1982 during his trial as one of the alleged masterminds of the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. (Getty Images)