David Frum

03.14.13

CPAC Panel: 'Why is Obama so Terrible About Benghazi?' Meanwhile: Benghazi Suspect Captured

CNN reports that a Benghazi suspect is in custody. In a dash of awkward irony, the news comes as I'm sitting at a CPAC Panel on why Benghazi is the biggest scandal of political history. I'm not kidding when I say that the final statement/question from the moderator was "What do you think Obama was doing the night of Benghazi? Have fun with this one."

Your move, Benghazi truthers?

A man suspected of involvement in the September attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi is being held in Libya, according to two sources who have spoken with CNN.

Both sources confirmed the man's name as Faraj al-Shibli (also spelled Chalabi). One of the sources, who has been briefed on the arrest by Western intelligence officials, said al-Shibli was detained within the past two days and had recently returned from a trip to Pakistan.