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BENGHAZI: Finding truth about attack does matter

Letter by Craig A. Chilton, Bonney Lake on May 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm | No Comments »
May 29, 2013 1:34 pm

Re: “Republicans show hypocrisy on Benghazi” (letter, 5-24).

This letter writer and other liberals have repeatedly claimed that the Iraq War was based on lies. This claim is simply not true. There was never any evidence to support these allegations directly other than people saying it. President Bush didn’t lie to the American people.

The writer asks, “Where were these so-called patriots when 4,000 Americans died in Iraq?” Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and true patriots were honoring them for making the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Where was she? Down at the Port of Tacoma participating in an anti-war rally?

Saddam Hussein had used WMDs on his own people and had a past history with known terrorist groups seeking to attack U.S. interests. Would Saddam have given a WMD to one of these groups to include al-Qaida?

Now that three whistle-blowers have testified about the Benghazi attack, we know the CIA told the White House the attack was a coordinated attack by terrorist groups linked to al-Qaida. But President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed the attack on a spontaneous mob angered over an anti-Islam video.

ABC’s Jonanthan Karl reported the CIA talking points were edited 12 times, and the State Department had significant inputs into the edits.

The congressional investigation is not a farce. It appears there was a cover-up to prevent information about a terrorist attack from being exposed weeks before the presidential election.

Who took part in the cover-up? The president? Secretary Clinton? It does make a difference.

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