Air Date: May 16, 2013
Host: Vic Eliason
Guest: Scott Wheeler
Scott Wheeler is an investigative journalist and documentary film maker who has focused on domestic and international security issues.
President Obama took action fairly quickly regarding the unrest in Libya. He started arming rebels who, while they hated Muammar Qaddafi, some of them were Al Qaeda terrorists. So while Scott didn’t point to this situation as rising to the level of a scandal, he admitted that we ended up arming terrorists that attacked our embassy in Benghazi.
But why help bring down Qaddafi when he was cooperating with the United States? Perhaps we were given a hint as Vic noted that in his writings, Scott indicates that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta “let the cat out of the bag” when he was questioned by Jeff Sessions about the lack of congressional authority regarding the Libyan conflict.
This kind of behavior from President Obama is quite precedent setting especially when one looks at Benghazi. This time it was American lives that were lost and Scott believes the President actively engaged in promoting lies to lawmakers and the international community.
Is there enough evidence to merely impeach the President or is there enough for an actual conviction? Will Democrats attempt to stonewall and protect the President or will they “jump ship” in light of the evidence? You decide as Scott Wheeler brings great information for consideration on this edition of Crosstalk.