House Benghazi report slams administration response to attacks

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A damning report authored by the Republican-led House committee probing the Benghazi terror attacks faulted the Obama administration for a range of missteps before, during and after the fatal 2012 attacks – saying top administration officials huddled to craft their public response while military assets waited hours to deploy to Libya.

    The report released Tuesday pointedly blamed a “rusty bureaucratic process” for the slow-moving response the night of the attack. The report said despite orders from President Obama and then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to deploy, the first military force did not do so until more than 13 hours after the attack started.

    The report said one anti-terrorism security team known as the FAST unit sat waiting for three hours in Rota, Spain, as Marines changed “in and out of their uniforms four times,” and even debated whether they should carry personal weapons, according to one witness. All together, the report said, “it would take nearly 18 hours” for that team to move.

    The report described a web of internal debates and hold-ups, including apparent State Department guidance that “Libya must agree to any deployment,” though Panetta would later say Libya approval was not necessary.

    While various officials debated how to proceed, U.S. personnel were under attack at two sites in Benghazi.

    In the end, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans -- foreign service officer Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Ty Woods and Glen Doherty -- were killed in the attacks.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...tration-response-to-attacks.html?intcmp=hpbt1

    http://benghazi.house.gov/NewInfo
     
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    So, the GOP spent [wasted] 7 million and found nothing new and simply rehashed what they had published previously.

    House Republicans issue report on Benghazi attacks but find no new evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton.

    A final report issued by the Republican majority that investigated the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, found fault with virtually every element of the executive branch response to the attacks but provided no new evidence of specific wrongdoing by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    A committee news release said the report “fundamentally changes the public’s understanding of the 2012 terrorist attacks that killed four Americans,” including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens.

    But while it contains voluminous additional details of what happened before, during and after the attacks on State Department and CIA compounds in Benghazi, the report’s overall narrative does not substantively differ from previous investigations and numerous news accounts over the years.

    Release of the report Tuesday, the day after minority Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi separately published their own conclusions, is likely to draw additional criticism over the $7 million price tag for the two-year investigation.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-republicans-issue-report-on-benghazi-attacks-but-find-no-new-evidence-of-wrongdoing-by-clinton/2016/06/28/ca6abd60-3d37-11e6-80bc-d06711fd2125_story.html
     
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    Basically. Nothing but politics and a big waste of time and taxpayer money for a witch hunt.
     
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    "for a witch hunt."

    Uhhhh, you maybe got sumpthin right :)
     
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    So Shrillary new it was a terrorist attack while it was going on and emailed her daughter (while it was going on) to say it was a terrorist attack. Shameful she had nothing better to do than to email her daughter while american lives were ending.

    Susan Rice was not briefed by CIA people before she spouted her lies she was braided by political people.

    During the Benghazi event 5 out of ten action points being discussed had to do with what the messaging would be to the public. Shameful. Always the political monster.
     
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    American lives ended around you in Orlando. What were you doing? What did you do about it? Shameful you had nothing better to do than what you were doing.

    Stop trying to place a burden on someone else's shoulders that you're not willing to place on your own.:Rolleyes

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