Prime Suspect In Benghazi Terrorist Attack Sipping Mango Juice In Public
Arrest me. I dare you.
Ahmed Boukhatala didn't look like a wanted man, sipping mango juice across the table from me in a Benghazi hotel.And, he might be the last person in the world who agrees with Barack Hussein Obama.
Dressed in a crisp white robe, a long grey beard on his face, Boukhatala was happy to share his fundamentalist Islamic beliefs.
He calmly denied having anything to do with the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
"But the President himself, Mohammed Magariaf, told us you were one of the prime suspects," I told him.
He just smiled.
"If that's what the President is saying," replied Boukhatala, "Then he should come to my house and arrest me."
But that's something government security forces dare not do.
Pressed on the matter, Boukhatala said the U.S. deaths were a tragedy, but claimed they were due to a lack of understanding between the U.S. and Libya over the crude film mocking Islam's Prophet Mohammed.
The attackers, he said, were just ordinary people.
"Ordinary people armed with rocket propelled grenades?"
"Yes," he responded.