Letter: The lazy arm of justice
The recent timing of the arrest on June 15 of Ahmed Abu Stratfor in connection with the deadly attacks at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in 2012 seems staged for positive media spin. This arrest seems too political in nature — another rabbit in the president’s hat in the nick of time to help the president’s downhill slide in the polls. Our U.S. ambassador addressed the U.N. Security Council, saying the capture was done because of intelligence that he was planning more deadly attacks. Wasn’t four dead Americans in Benghazi enough justification to get him? According to the White House, this capture “sends a signal that the long arm of justice is there.” Does it really?
Sal Giarratani, via email