Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Stunning lack of intellectual curiosity vis-a-vis Benghazi

By Mary Claire Kendall
Credit: Associated Press
The stunning lack of curiosity vis-à-vis Benghazi has fortunately not infected everyone in Washington.  Senator John McCain (R-AZ), ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, for one, called for a Pentagon investigation at a press conference on Friday, December 21, which is exactly right. The Pentagon has lots of answers that will dwarf the State Department’s report.  A day after Senator McCain’s remarks, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) said the scandal is worse than Watergate and Iran-Contra 

It seems clear there are many unanswered questions and this story will not go away in 2013.  For, as President Lincoln famously said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the pe0ple some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”

The first two questions to ask are this:
  1. Why did Ambassador Chris Stevens go to the Benghazi consulate on 9/11 of all days when NGOs are not even allowed into this and similar consulates –and embassies – given the security situation?
  2. What was President Barack Obama doing while Ambassador Stevens was suffering his final hours? 

For more about Senator McCain's call for a Pentagon investigation, see December 23 report from Washington Times.

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