Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Three Critical Commmentaries On The White House Handling Of The Benghazi Debacle

To Live And Die In Benghazi, Libya Without Leadership From America -- By Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (ret.), FOX News

What is it like to spend your last moments on earth fighting for your life?

To have devoted your life, and your life's work, to a great nation -- to serve it well and honorably -- and serve for it with courage and distinction, to all come down to a last, frantic few seconds, spent defending you and your fellow Americans and call for the cavalry to come help, and no cavalry comes--and you die.

This is what the two former Navy SEALs, under the employment of CIA, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, faced in their final moments in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

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Commentary #2: The Wages of Libya: Careers have ended over less than the administration cover-up. -- Victor Davis Hanson, NRO
Commentary #3: The Benghazi Story Refuses To Die, And It’s Hurting The President -- Walter Russel Mead, American Interest

My Comment: So far it has only been FOX news, conservative pundits, and most milblogs that have raised questions on what happened during and after Benghazi. As for the main stream media .... all of them have ignored and/or given conflicting information on the attack and its aftermath .... followed by their pundits who have interpreted and/or try to justify the administrations positions .... Jay Bookman probably speaks for most of them.

As to what is my position ....I just want to know what happened. Why did the administration peddle the line that it was an anti-Islamic video that spurred this attack .... and who in the administration told everyone to peddle this line. When did the President learn of the attack .... what did he do .... and what was his analysis on what was happening .... during and after. Who hired and sign the contract for a British security office to provide security for a U.S. consulate in an extremely dangerous environment. Why was security not enhanced after repeated attacks on diplomatic posts in Benghazi, repeated requests for more security from the U.S. Ambassador, as well as credible terror threats directed at U.S. interests in the region. Were their any protocols in the State Department to protect a consulate should it come under attack .... were they followed .... and if not .... why. If there were no protocols in place .... the question again needs to be asked as to why. Why was the Pentagon late to respond .... and why were there no assets nearby to respond. Who is to be held accountable. Who needs to be fired.

Sighhhh ....

Forgive me for rambling .... but I have a hundred and one questions .... and no one in the U.S. government wants to answer them .... or worse .... obfuscate the reasons why someone like myself wants to know. It is moments like this that I sometimes wonder if anyone cares.

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