Romney Foreign Policy Advisor’s Wife Joins Dance on Ambassador Stevens’ Grave

Next up in the campaign to turn the Benghazi attack into Obama’s Jimmy Carter? Danielle Pletka, one of the architects of the false claims that got us into Iraq War.

She draws a parallel between the Obama Administration’s treatment of the Benghazi attack and Spanish Prime Minister José Maria Aznar’s attempts to blame the March 11, 2004 Madrid bombing on ETA rather than al Qaeda. Of course, in Pletka’s version, Aznar’s willingness to get suckered into Bush’s–and Pletka’s–illegal war in Iraq bore no role in Aznar’s loss at all; just his attempts to hide the real culprits.

Why did Aznar insist it was ETA? Simple. He didn’t want the Spanish people to believe that the terrorist attack in Madrid was related to Spain’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, fearing they would punish him at the polls. Ironically, however, it was not the bombings themselves that doomed Aznar and his party in elections held three days later; rather it was the handling, the appearance of a cover-up, and the widespread belief that all of the above was done in the aid of Aznar’s political fortunes rather than policy.

Of course, last I checked, Obama had admitted this was a terrorist attack, so the parallel falls apart unless you’re one of the people trying to turn the September 11 death of a talented Ambassador–one who called for light security himselfinto an electoral opportunity.

I’m sure this effort to win political advantage from Stevens’ death has no connection with the fact that Pletka’s husband, Stephen Rademaker, is a Romney foreign policy advisor. (h/t Ali Gharib) I mean, given Pletka’s history, she’d be willing to politicize an Ambassador’s death all on her own, without the obvious conflict of interest of her husband’s political investments and career possibilities.

Again: there are legitimate reasons to have Congress investigate this. Which is why it would be nice if the Romney campaign would stop this celebration and allow people without obvious conflicts of interest–someone like Mike Rogers–to conduct that investigation.

Tweet about this on Twitter7Share on Reddit0Share on Facebook2Google+0Email to someone

One Response to Romney Foreign Policy Advisor’s Wife Joins Dance on Ambassador Stevens’ Grave

  • 1

Emptywheel Twitterverse
JimWhiteGNV RT @AntonioFrench: An officer told Lillian Guthrie to "go get a job" as she and her son protested Monday. She's a financial analyst. http:/…
5hreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @seanpaulkelley: #blackopencarry is when we see whether or not Libertarians are truly color-blind. http://t.co/QrgCVQL3VB Libertarians: …
6hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @adambonin But yeah, tomorrow will be fun,
6hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @adambonin No no. Whichever gets a second chance at LV.
6hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @adambonin Well, I think either team will do better with a second shot.
6hreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @elonjames: Listening to residents "In the 60's they sent the National Guard to protect US. Now they send them to protect the cops." #Fe
6hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @adambonin They played them closer than Chicago did, didn't they?
6hreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @DSweetWCW: Brother @Carl_Dix surrounded by armed gang which has no regard for the lives of Black people. @cornelwest #Ferguson http://t…
6hreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @KagroX: Hands up, get shot. Hands down, get shot.
7hreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV Aw, crap.
7hreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV God is mooning #Ferguson! #ButtCheekCloud RT @aterkel: OMG LOOK AT THIS CLOUD #Ferguson with @ryanjreilly http://t.co/YdGe31c71E
7hreplyretweetfavorite
October 2012
S M T W T F S
« Sep   Nov »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031