Skip to comments.Dems join chorus questioning Obama on attack
Posted on 09/28/2012 7:49:37 PM PDT by neverdem
Senate Democrats joined Republicans Thursday in questioning the Obama administration's handling of the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and why the administration refused for days to acknowledge that it was a terrorist attack linked to al Qaeda.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, asking for an "accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen," according to a copy obtained by The Washington Examiner.
The lawmakers are also demanding to know whether the administration had any advance warnings of the Libyan attack and, if so, whether it had shared that information with U.S. personnel on the ground.
The letter marks the first time congressional Democrats have so directly expressed their dissatisfaction with the administration's response to inquiries about the attacks, which resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others and raised questions about U.S. security throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa.
A Kerry aide confirmed that the committee intended to enlist the support of Republicans and Democrats and said the letter would likely be sent Friday. Another aide told The Examiner that the panel's 10 Democrats and nine Republicans plan to sign it.
President Obama came under intense criticism because the administration's explanation for what happened at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi kept changing. For days, the administration insisted to the public and Congress that the attack was a spontaneous reaction to an American-made anti-Muslim video. As recently as Tuesday, in an address to the United Nations, Obama was blaming the video for inciting the attack.
But as evidence came to light showing that mortar rounds had been fired into the U.S. compound and that the attack had been carefully planned...
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The Congressional democrats must be seeing an electoral bloodbath if they stay tied to the Kenyan catastrophe.
John Kerry serves John Kerry, no one else. The fact that he circulated the letter tells me that someone in the admin dissed Kerry..
Yeah...it was Obama...he walked out on Kerry who was supposed to stand in for Romney in debate practice....
...so Obama can blame Kerry for his poor debate performance.
no, he’ll blame it on Bush.
Kerry wants to dethrone Her Heinous and take the SOS job.
Well, he does have experience with foreign leaders. His trip to Paris to consult with the communist viet namese (who were holding and torturing US POWs), and his trip to Nicaragua to kow-tow to daniel ortega.
What is it about the American Left that makes them love those who hate us and wish us ill?
Walked out? Hmm. Maybe Baraq Hussein has no intention of debating Romney..
Something is up.
“Walked out? Hmm. Maybe Baraq Hussein has no intention of debating Romney..”
I agree with you.....I believe that Obama will come up with an excuse or crisis; so, he won’t have to debate Romney!!
Black America should take note of this attack. To Democrats, your usefulness runs out the minute they are done with you;
Ambassador Chris Stevens was a democrat, they are stepping all over this guy.
Would Republicans have left John Bolton out to die in an AQ attack? No
Would democrats be celebrating if John were killed ? Yes No celebrations over here.
How many Black Americans been shoved out of the way now for a white liberal to take their slot? Plenty
Your only useful to your master (DNC) if you produce (votes) other wise your a dead guy.
I say let him have it.
Thru Jan. 19.
They’re hoping to have a shred of credibility after he goes down in flames in November. Rats leave what kind of ships, class?