Will Benghazi Hearing Expose Cover Up?
That’s the question that might get answered today. Perhaps we’ll also get an answer to “why did the Obama administration engage in a cover up?” I think we all know there was a cover up, an attempt to deflect what really happened in Benghazi initially, till Team O decided, 2 weeks after the 9/11 attack, that, yes, it was terrorism, after weeks of proclaiming it was a spontaneous film review, which even included Obama saying just that during his United Nations campaign speech. Also, what happened during the attacks, and beforehand in the months leading up to the attack? What did Team O do? What did Hilary do? Where was Obama during the attack?
(Fox News) Republican lawmakers hounding the Obama administration for months over unanswered questions on the Benghazi attack will have their moment, on Wednesday, to demonstrate whether the internal response amounted to a cover-up — as whistle-blowers give long-awaited testimony expected to challenge the White House’s version of events.
Two of the whistle-blowers’ opening statements were obtained by Fox News, and in the statements they affirm their credentials and credibility in testifying about what happened last Sept. 11 in Libya.
Republicans should also subpoena many of the high ranking military officers who would have been involved in the region.
The administration has parried Republican allegations lately by arguing that the attack is old news, that the State Department already has investigated it and that Republicans are engaged in a political witch hunt.
Which is funny, because Team O still Blames Bush for everything.
“The question is, where’s the accountability for lying to the American people?” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Fox News. “The American people were lied to.”
Another question is, why have most of the American media ignored Benghazi? Here is a story tailor made for investigation by a group that used to act like sharks in bloody water. Had this happened with a Republican in office, they would have investigated deeply. How many front page and TV news leading stories did we get on Abu Ghraib? No one died. No one was really hurt. It was certainly improper action which violated the UCMJ, but the media linked the action by a few low ranking military members all the way directly to Rumsfeld and Bush.
There are lots and lots of questions still surrounding what happened before, during, and after. Here’s one that should be asked: did anyone bother to ask the provisional government of Libya for help, and for permission to bring US military units into Benghazi, or at least to inform them we were going to do that? That’s the first step in international diplomacy for an incident like this.
Expect lots and lots of spin and silliness from Democrats on the panel, who prefer to do their protect Obama schtick rather than care about 4 dead Americans.
Totally tweetable! New Millennium’s doctrinairish Responsibility To Protect in statecraft moderne can sweetly be – uh – shrunk – to
In the October 1 broadcast of NewsNation with Tamron Hall, a segment featuring former State Department Middle East officer Joel