What Difference Does It Make? What Really Happened in Benghazi
June 28, 2016
The Select Committee on Benghazi released its final proposed* report today. Not surprisingly, it found that interference from the State Department prevented deployment of forces by the Department of Defense. Consequently, four Americans including Ambassador Stevens were killed by militants.
There was no evidence of protest prior to the attack. There was no connection to an inflammatory You Tube video. Despite this fact, the White House coordinated the message that the attacks were a spontaneous reaction to the video. This was repeated by Secretary of State Clinton and Ambassador Rice.
You can read the complete report here.
*This is a proposed report by the majority. Of course, this will have to go through mark-up. This means the Democrats will do all they can to protect the White House and Hillary Clinton from any direct responsibility. But it seems clear to me that the Obama administration knew this was a terrorist attack on our consulate, knew that military action was required, failed to provide that military action, and then lied about it. It also seems clear that these failures stemmed from political motives.