Louie ignores the fact that after the Benghazi attacks angry Libyans formed Pro US demonstrations, marched in the streets, and then attacked and cleared out the terrorist groups’ compounds. This is because the wingnut’s narrative doesn’t interface well with reality.
As if it weren’t enough that members of the Republican Party spent much of President Obama’s first term accusing him of being a crypto-Manchurian Candidate who was born in Kenya, one GOP congressman is floating a new conspiracy theory: Obama only helped oust former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi so al-Qaeda could take over.
Appearing on Frank Gaffney’s anti-Muslim radio show, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) launched into a lengthy tirade criticizing the Obama administration’s decision to provide air support in the international campaign against Qaddafi last year. Rather than acknowledging that Obama launched the mission to stave off a looming massacre in Misrata, the Texas Republican saw a hidden, pernicious reason for the intervention.
Update: Aide tries to walk back Gohmert’s Gaff(ney)
One would think that a U.S. congressman accusing the president of the United States of maneuvering to aid Al Qaeda — an act verging on treason — would be headline news around the nation.
That’s how I heard Rep. Louie Gohmert’s attack on President Obama’s Libya policies earlier this week. But when I called the Texas congressman’s office Thursday, an aide clarified that Gohmert intended to say only that the president formulated bad policy in Libya because he got bad advice.
That’s good to hear now. But Gohmert, a frequent and virulent critic of the president, ought to choose his words more carefully the next time he commiserates with his friends on right-wing radio.
Gohmert was visiting Tuesday with host Frank Gaffney, a Washington Times columnist whose radio show mostly reaches listeners via an online stream.
The congressman described how the revolts of the Arab Spring had provoked a whole new series of challenges and problems in the Mideast. Fair enough.
Sorry but just the fact that he would appear with a “creeping shariah” bigot clown like Frank Gaffney discredits anything he might say.