Underneath roaring metal guitar riffs and confusing camerawork, Judge Andrew Napolitano asks a series of rhetorical questions that, when pieced together, fully explains how the futility of America's foreign policy of arming rebel groups and the ignorance of American leaders to tell the good rebels from the bad, led to the rise of the Islamic State.
Following the failure of the "Arab Spring" to overthrow the anti-American governments of Libya and Syria by the end of 2011, the Obama administration decided to help speed the arc of history along by arming rebel groups fighting against Qaddafi and Assad. Unfortunately, things got a little bit out of hand.
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: What if the president of the United States in 2011 decided it was time for regime change in Libya and Syria, and in order to bring that regime change about, without a declaration or war, the consent of the American people, he decided along with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to arm the rebels who were fighting against Col. Qaddafi in Libya and President Assad in Syria?
And what if the delivery of those weapons to those rebels was against the law? What if the rebel groups turned out to be terrorist organizations that the justice department itself had put on terror watch lists and prohibited Americans arms merchants from selling to?
What if the president authorized it and what if the weapons went there? And what if the weapons that the United States government illegally sold to American enemies were the same weapons used to kill the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi?
What if the reason the consulate in Benghazi was attacked was because it wasn't just a consulate, it was a warehouse for weapons, and the rebels knew exactly where we kept them. And they wanted more than we were giving to them.
What if all of this is about to come out pretty soon? Because the Benghazi committee in the House will let it out or because people involved can no longer hold the truth within them?
What do we do when the president commits a felony? What do we do when the Secretary of State commits a felony? Providing material aid to a terrorist organization is a felony. The Justice Department prosecutes people for attempting to do it, and the president and the secretary of state succeeded in it.
What do we do when there is a grand conspiracy to violate the laws and put weapons in the hands of monsters and mad men?
What do we do when the person in charge of public prosecutions lives in the White House? What do we do when one of the other people involved is on her way there?