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Limbaugh: ‘Amazing, Timely Coincidence’ That Benghazi Suspect Captured Just When Obama Needed A Boost

Rush Limbaugh is skeptical of the sudden capture of a highly-visible suspect in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, calling it an “amazing, timely coincidence” that he was snatched from Libya just when President Obama desperately needs a foreign policy victory.

Limbaugh spoke Monday afternoon about the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, a Libyan suspected of orchestrating the September 2012 attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

“The news media going berserk,” he began. “Isn’t it an amazing, timely coincidence here that they have found a militia leader of the Benghazi attack and they’ve arrested him? Isn’t this AMAZING timing?”

Khattala, an alleged Islamist militia leader with ties to a number of terrorist groups, has hardly been in hiding, speaking to journalists and openly traipsing around Benghazi hotels. Fox News reported Tuesday afternoon that the U.S. government has been monitoring Khattala for some time.

“Now all of a sudden we’ve got the militia leader,” Limbaugh mused. “I thought it was just a ragtag bunch of protestors that got all fired up after this video hit the Internet.”

“But now — of course, nobody’s questioning that,” he continued. “Maybe others will, but I mean, it’s quite obvious that this is a VERY TIMELY HEADLINE, giving how things are falling apart in Iraq.”

“Isn’t it fortunate that President Obama get a headline using the U.S. military when he really needs one?” Limbaugh said. “And it is his military. It’s his government, it’s his IRS, that’s the way he talks. Now when they all get in trouble he has nothing to do with them. But they are his.”

“So what I’m now waiting for — I’m waiting for FBI special forces to capture Lois Lerner’s missing emails,” Limbaugh snarked. “Of course that’s not a headline Obama wants, so that’s probably not going to happen.”

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