Skip to comments.COMMITTEE PLANS INDEPENDENT, BIPARTISAN INQUIRY INTO BENGHAZI 9/11/12 TERRORIST ATTACK
Posted on 10/16/2012 10:04:55 AM PDT by nanetteclaret
WASHINGTON Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, Friday announced they would conduct a bipartisan inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
The lives of four patriots serving their country until the end were lost September 11, 2012, during a terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Those four men, their loved ones, and the American people deserve a full and fair accounting of why and how that tragedy occurred.
We intend to examine the circumstances before, during, and after the attack, including threat awareness, U.S. security needs for diplomatic personnel in Benghazi and Libya, and communications among the intelligence community, the State Department, the Defense Department, and the White House.
In our capacity as leaders of the Senate's chief oversight committee, we believe it is our responsibility to find out what happened and why, particularly with regard to the performance of the government agencies with relevant responsibility. We intend to examine how well the interagency processes worked, including whether all the relevant agencies had timely access to necessary intelligence information. And we want to fully understand why the Administrations initial public assessments of this attack were subsequently proven inaccurate.
Bipartisan? Do they mean obama’s democrats & Republicans? Inquiry into a regime screw up?
It’s like Jews getting together with Hitler trying to figure out the Holocaust or complaining about living conditions in a death camp.
Sure, have a long drawn-out investigation. That should take you well past the election.
It simply CAN NOT be difficult to find out what happened. Surely the president of the U.S. would have no problem getting answers to two questions:
1) WHO SCALED BACK ON THE SECURITY
2) WHO GAVE DIRECTION TO SAY IT WAS A SPONTANEOUS RIOT
It’s not complicated. Such devious people.
A huge amount of information came out at the Congressional hearings last week. I, for one, am glad to see the Senate get involved. By the time they have the committee hearings, Clinton’s admission of “responsibility” and Obama’s debate performance tonight and what he says (or doesn’t say) will more than likely be additional topics of investigation.
I expect Joe Lieberman to be tougher than Susan Collins.
I expect so.
Other members of this committee:
Republicans: Tom Coburn, Scott Brown, John McCain, Ron Johnson, Rob Portman, Paul Rand, Jerry Moran
Other: Carl Levin, Daniel Akaka, Thomas Carper, Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu, Claire McCaskill, John Tester, Mark Begich
Maybe the Senators will get serious about this. Sens. McCain, Graham, and Ayotte put out a statement yesterday re: Clinton’s claiming responsibility.
It would help if the committee hearings are televised like the House hearings were.