Skip to comments.Three Top State Department Officials Resign Over Benghazi
Posted on 12/19/2012 3:41:35 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Three top officials in the State Department resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing report which slammed "systemic failures" and "management deficiencies" in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Assistant Secretary Eric Boswell, head of the bureau of diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs, have stepped down, CNN and CBS television said, citing unnamed department officials.
Lamb, who was Boswells deputy in charge of international programs, denied requests from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli for an extension of temporary security forces that were withdrawn in the months before the Benghazi attack.
The third person expected to resign has not yet been identified.
The resignations came just hours after an independent panel issued a long-awaited inquiry into the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, which has been blamed on Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists.
"Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the report said.
The report did not find reason for disciplinary action against any officials but singled out the bureaus of Diplomatic Security and Near Eastern Affairs for criticism, saying its leaders demonstrated a lack of proactive leadership and management ability in their responses to security concerns.
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Charlene Lamb is the one that spilled the beans.
Scapegoats is right, this one goes straight to the top
I always wondered why Hil never testified. Now I know why, she knew this report would cover her.
GAH! America needs to get really angry. How can we make them see the really ugly “leadership” of this country?
Business as usual.
They will be offered and accept lucrative positions on Wall Street on in a lefty think tank, or a university campus.
It is amazing how she has apparently escaped unscathed from this incident.
stonewalling till John Fn Kerry aka Lurch can come in and say “I know nuzzing”.
Nothing better than a sacrificial “Lamb”!
They unknowingly sent him to his death because they thought Obama would do the right thing.
But they should have known better.
They should have known Obama would never authorize Cross Border Authority for our military to save the US ambassador.
Allowed to resign...probably with pensions.
Hillary says, “Thanks guys!”
Amazing people at that level held responsible and their boss knew nothing. I think her concussion occurred 9/11/12
Sytemic Foreign Policy Failure. Hell, that’s normal operations for the SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC LEFT. These fools hired muslims to guard our embassy and listen to CODE PINK to set policy.
How quick they are to fall on their swords to protect their beloved messiah.
3 resignations and a concussion ... I smell Lacunar amnesia which is the loss of memory about one specific event.
Hillary! You got some ‘splainin’ to do!
Not! Somebody will let her off ... somebody in Congress probably.