Why is Barack Obama about to be sworn in for a second term instead of being fingerprinted and booked into a federal penitentiary because of Benghazi?
There are at least three people who may eventually be able to respond to that question.
In a joint press conference, three Republican senators said the only way for Congress to get to the bottom of what happened during the Benghazi terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate resulting in four American deaths, including that of Chris Stevens, the American Ambassador to Libya, was to form a Select Committee.
During the press conference, Senators John McCain R-AZ, Lindsey Graham R-SC and Kelly Ayotte R-NH stated that the bloody 9/11 terrorist attack crosses the jurisdictions of the Armed Services, the Intelligence and the Foreign Relations Committees. They concluded that a Select Committee was required in order for each investigator to hear all the testimony from administration officials scheduled to appear before those three committees.
Graham included resigned CIA Director David Petraeus among those needing to testify: “I’d like to ask General Petraeus some questions.” McCain also stated Petraeus would be a “very important witness for a Select Committee.” In addition to Petraeus, the senators called for Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to appear.
Graham noted there was precedent for setting up just such a committee, reminding the press of similar committees established to investigate the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals.
The three senators will officially introduce a Senate resolution calling for the formation of the committee.
Not surprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-NV said he would not support the formation of a Select Committee.
Reid is not the only one intent on obstructing the truth.
An obviously negligent American media has intentionally hidden a string of deliberate lies coming from the Obama administration. They have willfully propagated the White House’s faux reality about what led to the ruthless slaughter of four Americans.
Why were four Americans abandoned to fate without any attempt to rescue them? Why the misrepresentations and multiple conflicting stories coming from the State Department, the CIA and the FBI? Why were Ambassador Stevens and three others callously left to die? Why were terrorists allowed to hunt Americans down like dogs?
The media malpractice regarding coverage of the 9/11 Benghazi terrorist attack is not the only shameful behavior.
Obama and his administration have repeatedly claimed the attack resulted from a spontaneous demonstration sparked by anger at an anti-Islamic video nobody had heard of, much less seen. This bogus claim has been made repeatedly. UN Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on five Sunday morning talk shows making the phony claim that the best intelligence available up to that point was that the attack was sparked by this unknown video. If that was not enough, speaking before the UN General Assembly on September 25th Obama blamed the same video six times.
That the administration actively endeavored to squash any notion this could have been a deliberately planned terrorist attack timed for the anniversary of 9/11 is no surprise. Such an admission would have conflicted with the Obama re-election campaign’s fairy tale narrative that Al Qaeda had been pulverized, terrorism was on the run and his rudderless foreign policy initiatives were making America safer and more respected throughout the world.
Where was the “mainstream media?”
Where was the investigative reporting about the series of attacks carried out in April and June by militants in Benghazi against the U.N., the Red Cross, the U.S. consulate, and the British consulate? Where were the disclosures about the requests from Ambassador Stevens and others for additional security? Where was the story about how those requests had been denied?
How could the White House national security team watch the attack in real time, yet neglect to call in back-up support from the U.S. military? Why did the White House hide the fact that within two hours of the start of the assault they were notified via email that a terrorist group linked to al Qaeda had claimed credit for the attack?
In light of these as yet unanswered questions, a Select Committee is more than appropriate.
If Harry Reid and the so called mainstream media insist on obstructing the truth, they should join members of the current Administration.
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