President Barack Obama's position on the terrorist attack last fall at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is puzzling in the extreme.
U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly know the identities of some terrorists behind the attack and the murders of four Americans at the consulate. Yet nothing has been done to bring them to justice.
Obama wants to have the suspects arrested and tried in U.S. civilian courts, it has been reported. Arranging that has proven to be difficult.
At the same time, drone aircraft strikes authorized by the president on other alleged terrorists continue. Hundreds, including four U.S. citizens, have been killed by the drones.
That is justified by concern over national security, the White House insists.
It makes no sense. Obama is willing to authorize attacks against some terrorist suspects - and with them, some innocent bystanders - but will take no action against those involved in the Benghazi attack.