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programs, denied requests from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli for an extension of temporary security forces that were withdrawn in the months before the Benghazi attack.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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They will be re-hired after January 1st.....with raises.
I posted the full transcript so that it can't be taken out of context by the Guardian.
Probaby the ones who squealed... Don’t tell.
When the subject matter is the American electorate, there is no way. You can't fix stupid. This was made evident this past November 6.
It would appear that slimy Hillary has a bus of her own.
This approach comes to us from England, where “whipping boys” were punished in place of “Royals.”
Hahahaha - thought you all could use the laugh.
You're a riot! I laughed so hard, I fell and hit my head on the floor. Now I can't remember anything ...
Assistant Secretary Eric Boswell... Charlene Lamb... third person expected to resign has not yet been identified.
So sad, we lost a Syrian-Australian not long ago in the same conflict, poor fellow, he was there to help the poor refugees and died in some unexpected cross-fire incident. Wept I did. Only one, so far.
Whoops! Wrong thread!
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.
Hillary’s Bus has alot of wheels.......
Bread & circuses for the masses; the election is over. The only difference between Obama and Romney was skin tone. Nice to see so shortly after the election so many more people are losing their jobs (even though Obama’s media concealed plenty of announcements prior to the election). As a resident of a “blue state”, nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing Obama voters in the services indistries idled by a lack of consumers; may they all have a somber Christmas to reflect on the error of their ways.
Maybe in 2016 we’ll have a real election.
Wednesday Night Massacre?
Well three people that should resign include the AG, SoS and President
IGNORANT America let him stay in power. I mentioned Fast & Furious for instance to my Obama-loving anti-gun sister and all she knew was that it was the name of a movie. After explaining it to her she laughed and said no way would our president do such a thing or be reelected if he had, where do I hear this stuff from?? I didn’t even venture into Benghazi, she no doubt would have said “who’s Ben Ghazi?”
this is kinda like blaming the camp cook for Custers last stand
Ignorant and apathetic. There are those who are ignorant because they don’t know, and those who are ignorant because they don’t want to know; because they prefer to let others do their thinking for them. This latter group let Hitler have his way with Europe, Castro with Cuba, and now Obama with America. It breaks my heart, but I saw this coming and left.