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Benghazi still haunts Dems



Published: Fri, May 9, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Dallas Morning News: Twenty months ago, in the heat of a presidential campaign, a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya. The collective who, what, when, where and why remain as murky and polarizing as before voters awarded Barack Obama a second term.

“What difference, at this point, does it make?” as outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton famously demanded in January 2013.

The answer is that all of us — particularly the Americans in foreign service — deserve a full accounting of what happened before, during and after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2012. The loved ones of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, computer specialist Sean Smith and two former Navy SEALs hired to help protect them, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, deserve no less.

If Democrats, in the run-up to the November midterm elections, thought they had put Benghazi behind them, they received a jolting wake-up call last week. New Benghazi-related documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests lend credence to claims that the Obama White House was more concerned with political considerations than getting to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi, Libya.


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1Jerry(500 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I am no longer concerned about the cover-up. The absurd cover-story about an anti-Islamic video and the other lies are not important.

I am concerned, however, regarding the reality of that which is being covered up.

It is fairly apparent that the Obama White House was more concerned regarding political considerations than they were regarding the very safety and lives of our foreign service personnel.

Why did they NOT with draw our personnel and close the consulate when they knew that the situation in Libya was dangerous and uncontrolled?

When they knew they were leaving our people in a dangerous situation, why did they reduce rather than increase the security protecting them?

When they knew that our people were being attacked, why was no effort made to assist or rescue? The argument that no rescue was possible is potentially valid in hind-sight only. They did not know that no rescue was possible at the time. Why was no attempt made? If a rescue attempt had been dispatched and arrive too late, this argument might have some credibility. Since no attempt was made, there is absolutely no credibility here at all.

The answer to all these questions is that the Obama White House was more concerned with maintaining the foreign-affairs storyline that they were hustling for the re-election campaign.

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2jojuggie(1306 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Obama, THE LIE OF THE YEAR PRESIDENT, & the most lying & cover up administration in history, will always be known as the most corrupt administration ever,

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