(Via email) You know what the most damning thing is about this NYT tacit admission that the Obama administration is now seen as a weak horse in the Middle East?
Witnesses and the authorities have called Ahmed Abu Khattala one of the ringleaders of the Sept. 11 attack on the American diplomatic mission here. But just days after President Obama reasserted his vow to bring those responsible to justice, Mr. Abu Khattala spent two leisurely hours on Thursday evening at a crowded luxury hotel, sipping a strawberry frappe on a patio and scoffing at the threats coming from the American and Libyan governments.
It’s the correction:
An earlier version of this article described incorrectly a beverage that Ahmed Abu Khattala was drinking at a hotel in Benghazi, Libya. It was a strawberry frappe, not mango juice, which is what he had ordered.
It’s one thing to be taking the position that the feckless folks in Dizzy City won’t be coming after you even when you’re bragging about being in on the murder of an American Ambassador. It’s quite another to be so confident about it as to apparently make sure that the record is set straight about how awful the waiter was.
PS: Oh, by the way, Mr. Khattala?