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BENGHAZI: The truth about attack still not told

Letter by Craig Chilton, Bonney Lake on March 12, 2013 at 11:40 am | No Comments »
March 12, 2013 1:05 pm

Now that John Brennan has been confirmed as CIA director by the Senate, it appears we may never learn the entire truth about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, or the apparent cover-up in the aftermath. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham were going to hold up the confirmation until they received more information. It didn’t happen.

Neither former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta or Brennan provided much information. The Democrats spent their congressional time with Clinton praising her work at the State Department even though she had no knowledge of the lack of security at the consulate. She should have been fired as Sen. Rand Paul suggested.

Ignorance is not an excuse. What happened to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center commander who didn’t know wounded warriors were living in substandard housing?

Clinton told the Senate committee, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” It makes a huge difference; this country is all about “truth, justice and the American way.” We want the truth, especially from our politicians, not misleading statements, cover-ups or outright falsehoods.

Back in September and October, the Democrats and the liberal press couldn’t have cared less about the truth. They wanted their candidate to win the election, and the president wanted to continue with the charade that “al-Qaida was on the run.”

In the end, it certainly looked like this whole episode was all about politics. Telling the truth about four murdered Americans was less important than winning a presidential election or tarnishing Clinton’s reputation.

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