A Senate Committee has released a BIPARTISAN!!! report stating that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack and that it could have been prevented.
Congressional Democrats for the first time joined the GOP to condemn the State Department for refusing security measures they say could have prevented the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi.
The report was prepared by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and found that State, then under Hillary Clinton, refused requests to boost security despite warnings from the CIA and its own staff about the danger of militant attacks.
“The attacks were preventable…”
So, Secretary Clinton, in answer to your question, “At this point what difference does it make?” actually, it makes a lot of difference. To quote Joe Biden, “This is a big f***ing deal.”
And Mrs. Clinton, we’re pretty sure this isn’t over yet. Not by a long shot. No pun intended.
Not only could the attack have been prevented, but it seems the latest effort by the New York Times to pull both the administration’s and Clinton’s chestnuts out of the fire is falling by the wayside. You’ll recall that earlier this month the Times current incarnation of Walter Duranty published an investigative tale about how “it was the video” and not terrorists were involved in the attack.
New facts are coming out, more frequently now, that show that little meme to be a steaming pile of smelly stuff.
Minutes after the American consulate in Benghazi came under assault on Sept. 11, 2012, the nation’s top civilian and uniformed defense officials — headed for a previously scheduled Oval Office session with President Obama — were informed that the event was a “terrorist attack,” declassified documents show. The new evidence raises the question of why the top military men, one of whom was a member of the president’s Cabinet, allowed him and other senior Obama administration officials to press a false narrative of the Benghazi attacks for two weeks afterward.
It’s looking more and more like “it was the video” is turning into “If you like your consulate and your ambassador, you can keep your consulate and your ambassador.”
As a side note, The Curmudgeons are a military family. United States Marine Corps. We take very personal umbrage at what appears to be a commander-in-chief who knew our assets were under attack from terrorists and did nothing but get a good night’s sleep so he could be fresh when he spoke to contributors at a fund raiser the following day in Nevada.
Not to mention a Secretary of State – and Presidential wannabe – who told the mother of one of heroes of Benghazi, at his funeral, “We’re going to get the people who made that video…” when she knew full well it was a terrorist attack.
We find it insulting to our military at large and especially to military families that these people can walk down the street without being spit on. And yes, their security details should keep the Curmudgeon out of spitting range.
Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton, this isn’t over. Not by a long shot.