Skip to comments.Disaster politics: Benghazi, Hurricane Sandy and the battle between Obama and Romney
Posted on 11/01/2012 2:49:30 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Blown away by Hurricane Sandy: News of the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi,Libya.
But the coverage is returning as Sandys floodwaters recede and Republicans press the Obama Administration for more answers about the deadly attacks in the Middle East.
I think theres classified information the public should know about eventually but theres no reason for it to be classified, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, said,declining to discuss what classified information he has or has not seen.
Rubio said he hopes for more public information after his committee holds a closed-door hearing on the attacks Nov. 15.
After the hearings,Rubio said,there will be an enormous amount of pressure on them to disclose that.
The day after the Sept. 11 attacks,Obama said it was one in a number of acts of terror against the United States.
But then he and administration officials repeatedly suggested or said that it probably wasnt a terrorist attack,and instead was the result of an uprising due to an inflammatory anti-Islamic YouTube web video that led to protests in Cairo, Egypt.
Sen. Rubio,who visited Libya last year and also sits on the Senates Foreign Relations Committee,said the administrations response made no sense because Libyans are among the least-likely to rise up against the United States.
I was shocked by that because it didnt mesh with anything I knew about Libya, Rubio said.
Crediting CNN and open-source reporting, Rubio said it became quickly apparent that the Benghazi attacks were coordinated,occurred over a long period of time and involved heavy weapons. Yet the administration kept talking about the YouTube video.
That leads you to conclude one of two things:Either theyre incompetent because they couldnt analyze all that, Rubio said. Or theres something they didnt want to know about because its against their political narrative--that Al Qaedas on the run and bin Laden died..........
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
A Perfect Storm of Incompetence, Ideology and Avarice.
Apparently no republican on the intelligence committee understands the concept of plausible deniability when leaking info.