Scandal: The filmmaker blamed for the terrorist attack on our Libyan consulate and the murder of our ambassador goes to jail for an “unrelated” matter. If you believe that, you also believe al-Qaida is on its heels.

If the Obama administration had heeded warnings from Ambassador Chris Stevens that, after two previous incidents, the consulate in Benghazi was surrounded by terrorist training camps and couldn’t withstand an organized attack, Mark Basseley Youssef might still be a free man today.

If requests for enhanced security had not been repeatedly denied, or if nearby help that was requested and denied three times during the seven-hour attack had arrived, perhaps some, if not all, of the four Americans murdered by terrorists would still be alive.

And Youssef would not have been sentenced to a year in jail by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder the day after the presidential election.

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