While most of the Morning Joe panel praised the President regarding the capture of one of the ringleaders of the Benghazi terrorist attack, on the Wednesday morning show, host Joe Scarborough mocked Obama and his speech announcing the capture. "I don't understand why he sits there and he goes 'no matter how long it takes to bring them to justice, we will find them.' We knew where he was. He was sipping lattes in Benghazi Starbucks, if they have those over there."
The discussion began with Mika Brzezinski reading the news about the Benghazi terrorist's capture, when co-host Joe Scarborough broke in to question the length of time to make the arrest.
Scarborough: This is really strange, though. The Obama administration is facing questions over why it took nearly two years to make this arrest of a suspect where everybody knew where he was. This guy reports -- he was hanging out in Benghazi, at cafes bragging about the incident. And giving interviews and mocking the United States, saying they were not strong enough to come after him and the government. Remember Barack Obama said that he was going to – justice would be served? It's really strange. Also president Obama, of course, defends the pace of the investigation and says the arrest sends a clear message to the world.
The show cut to a segment from Tuesday's speech where the President says, "When Americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes we will find those responsible and we will bring them to justice. And that's a message I said the day after it happened and regardless of how long it takes, we will find you."
Scarborough continued with a bit of snark in his tone:
Scarborough: You know sometimes he just doesn't have to say certain things. Like the Bowe Bergdahl episode, that could have gone so much more smoothly. It just could have. It could have quietly come into the country --
Brzezinski: Are you insinuating this was other than genuine?
Scarborough: I don't understand why he sits there and he goes “no matter how long it takes to bring them to justice, we will find them.” We knew where he was. He was sipping lattes in Benghazi Starbucks, if they have those over there.
Thomas Roberts tried to bring up that it took ten years to get Bin Laden, and we "knew were he was" but was shouted down by the rest of the panel. He added that Obama couldn't grab the Benghazi terrorist until there was enough evidence to try him in the U.S. court system. Steve Rattner suggested that if we sent in special ops to grab the terrorist earlier it may have destabilized the Libyan government, "they wanted to find the special moment," which motivated Scarborough to add:
Scarborough: Find the special moment. And the president of the United States, the commander in chief said no matter how long it takes, let these terrorists know that we will find them. We will hunt them down and we will wait two years to find the special moment.