I've been waiting to write about Libya and other issues until the Obama administration had ample and fair time. The fog of war can be difficult, so I thought it prudent to step back and let them assess and then act.
I mean the president said - right after the brutal killing of a US Ambassador and three others on sovereign American property - with a look of great resolve. "Make no mistake. Justice will be done."
I took him at his word.
And then the response. The FBI, the CIA and some drones. Wait. It is too dangerous for the FBI.
The second response. The CIA and some drones.
And then came the weekend explanation - five days after the attack. UN Ambassador Susan Rice spent Sunday morning making the rounds on television. I only saw her once, but I read about what she said in the other interviews. It was an echo.
The response. "The video made them do it. It wasn't a coordinated assault. It was a simple case of Libyans gone wild."
There were 400 attackers. They had rocket-propelled grenades. The attack came from two different sides - simultaneously. They knew where a safe house was.
Ambassador Rice - under the bus you go. The eye-rolling from even the liberal show hosts told it all.
And where is President Obama? Of course - on the campaign trail - talking about walking dogs and washing cars.
Ohio, Virginia, Florida...please...stop the madness...