The blame game for Benghazi continues. This hot potato has been passed from Obama to Hillary to Susan Rice to David Petraeus to the military and now Obama is attempting to have it land at the feet of the hapless James Clapper.
Clapper is the Director of National Intelligence and the guy who when asked by Diane Sawyer about the arrest of twelve Islamic men in an alleged terror plot in London knew nothing about it. It had been on the news morning, noon and night.
This guy is outside of the inner circle and doesn’t even know he is.
So it’s not surprising that Obama has chosen him to take the blame. Here’s how it’s going down:
An intelligence source tells CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan the links to al Qaeda were deemed too “tenuous” to make public, because there was not strong confidence in the person providing the intelligence. CIA Director David Petraeus, however, told Congress he agreed to release the information — the reference to al Qaeda — in an early draft of the talking points, which were also distributed to select lawmakers.
…The head of the DNI is James Clapper, an Obama appointee. He ultimately did review the points, before they were given to Ambassador Rice and members of the House intelligence committee on Sept. 14. They were compiled the day before.
Conveniently, Obama is out of the country so he doesn’t have to do the dirty work.
Watch out, Clapper, you’re about to be mashed.