Conservative commentator and former Nixon advisor Pat Buchanan says that the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi attacks is arguably a worse scandal than Watergate.
“First, let’s take a look at the offense itself,” Buchanan told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday. “The break in at Watergate was a stupid burglary, political burglary, nobody got killed. This is a horrible atrocity. Killing an American ambassador; killing another diplomat; two Navy SEALs; destroying and burning that compound. Driving us out of a part of a country we have liberated. But you are right, the real thing here is the cover-up. And the reason I think is similar to the cover-up in Watergate, which was Barack Obama said — what was his story line? ‘We got Bin Laden and now al Qaeda is on the run.’”
“This whole horrible story disproved that,” the “Suicide of a Superpower” author continued. “Al Qaeda was active. It had killed these guys and it wounded us badly, as badly as any incident since 9/11, and I think the White House and the administration said, OK, we are going to say it was this video, this video happened. There’s no way we could have predicted it or prepared for it, no way we could’ve handles that, so it’s just an incident, let’s move on.”
Buchanan said that one thing he doesn’t understand is how an anti-Islamic YouTube video was introduced into the discussion.
“The guys on the ground, nobody mentioned the video,” Buchanan said. “Where did the video come from? The video was drawn up and dug up and fabricated and put forward as the excuse [as to] why the administration was unprepared, why it didn’t have things in advance to handle the situation. This is a complete cover-up. I mean, where did this story of the video come from?”