In London’s Daily Mail — where else? — we find the most detailed story on Joseph DiGenova’s assertion yesterday that 400 surface-to-air missiles were “taken from Libya” during the Benghazi attack, and that the U.S. intelligence community is terrified they might be used to shoot down airliners. David Martosko’s story includes the audio clip of the interview in which DiGenova made the statement and discussed the sources of his information. Breitbart has a short item here.
I don’t know what to make of the story. Given how little we know about what happened in Benghazi — because of the Obama administration’s efforts to mislead and and because of its continuing efforts to conceal the truth — it is possible to believe just about anything. The administration’s concealment and our ignorance are conducive to the propagation of rumor and misinformation. One reader comments: “The reaction of the administration from day one has been simplistic and borderline delusional. It is reminiscent of a toddler’s explanations for a broken lamp.”
Yet skepticism is warranted all the way around. Although DiGenova’s account fits with other fragments of fact in the public domain, it is necessary to reserve judgment until more is known. The problem is the dim prospects of learning more any time soon.