From the “Simple Questions without Any Answers” Department

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 27, 2012

Consider this:

In an interview with a Denver TV reporter Friday, President Obama twice refused to answer questions as to whether the Americans under siege in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, were denied requests for help, saying he’s waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong.

Again, while there may be an investigation going on, I have trouble understanding why it is that the president cannot answer a simple question. Were the Americans in Benghazi denied requests for help while they were under siege? Why is that so hard to answer, and why do we need to have an investigation concluded before the question is answered? Indeed, why do we have to pretend that the presence of an investigation excuses the president and other members of the Obama administration from answering basic questions about what happened in Benghazi?

Politics and the election wouldn’t have anything to do with it, would they? I mean, perish the thought.

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