Skip to comments.Benghazi penalties “bogus,” officials who "resigned" returning to work?
Posted on 12/26/2012 10:35:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Via Drudge, it looks like accountability for the four deaths of Americans in Benghazi turned out to be temporary. The New York Post has learned that the four State Department officials that supposedly resigned after the Accountability Review Board report slammed Foggy Bottom for its "systemic failures" and "leadership and management deficiencies" will return to work after all --- and all but one in the same post:
The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll and will all be back to work soon, The Post has learned.
The highest-ranking official caught up in the scandal, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, has not resigned from government service, as officials said last week. He is just switching desks. And the other three are simply on administrative leave and are expected back.
The four were made out to be sacrificial lambs in the wake of a scathing report issued last week that found that the US compound in Benghazi, Libya, was left vulnerable to attack because of grossly inadequate security.
State Department leaders didnt come clean about Benghazi and now theyre not coming clean about these staff changes, a source close to the situation told The Post., adding, the public would be outraged over this.
The Post refers to the Clintonian parsing by State spokesman Victoria Nuland. Last week, Nuland said that Boswell had immediately resigned as assistant secretary for diplomatic security. Most assumed that meant Boswell would be out looking for a job, but instead it just meant that Boswell would transfer to another position at State — not much of a punishment for his “deficiencies,” but perhaps a good demonstration of why those deficiencies at State are “systemic.”
The news isn’t getting rave reviews on Capitol Hill, either:
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) told The Post this is yet another ruse about the tragedy of Benghazi.
State Department officials proclaimed . . . that heads would roll . . . Now we see that the discipline is a lie and all that has happened is the shuffling of the deck chairs.
That’s what accountability means to the Obama administration, apparently.
Update: Say, where’s Hillary Clinton in all of this, anyway? Daniel Halper wonders:
In her absence, she’s still been putting out an occasional statement under her own name–but none related to her health. On December 21, she released a written message for Japan National Day and a statement on Kerry’s nomination to replace her. A few days before that, on December 17, she released a statement on the death of Senator Daniel Inouye.
So, what’s Hillary Clinton’s status? Her situation is serious enough to sideline her for two weeks, but we still don’t know what’s going on. How serious is it? Does it prevent her carrying out the secretary of state duties?
Clinton has long-planned to step down as secretary of state “days” after Inauguration Day. The question is, where’s Hillary and will we even see her before she leaves office?
Maybe we won’t see her until she decides to put her track record of “systemic failures” and “leadership and management deficiencies” on the line as an argument to be the next President of the United States.
This is an outrage. But it does not surprise me.
Where is the GOP on this? Will they hold more hearings to get to
the bottom of this outrage? Or will they continue to go along to get along?
They really think we are stupid! They thought we would see the “resignations” and think that someone was held accountable for the murders at Benghazi.
We know better. The “resignations” were fake and the 2 people responsible are still in office.
Surely you didn't expect any "legitimate" action from an "illegitimate" regime? 0bama is a bastard in EVERY sense of the word.
The Low Information Masses that the GOP are now courting for politcal favor could care less.
This is now standard and acceptable practice for government. No one ever expected to learn the truth and no one expects any actual discipline to take place. Remember this guy? ---
GOP is neutered under no-balls Boner. And whoever the hell is supposedly in charge over in the senate.
Personally I believe they love not being in charge because it gives them the excuse not to fight for anything. The leadership that is.
POS ‘president’ (celebrity), POS government waging a war on accountability.. POS government going beserk with psy ops ‘false flag’ ops to turn American citizens (and NOW firefighters and police) into gun-hating fantatics ready to accept gun bans. F all of you in the government.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
We are stupid. They know it. So we'll meet in the Gulag some time soon.
There’s just no end to the “phony-ness” of this administration.
Yup, I called it. Change the department on their e-mail account and all is golden.
If u are going to remind us of Sandy Burglar, lets remember is was George
W. Bush’s Justice Department that let Burglar off with a wrist slap after
Burglar was caught red handed stuffing classified documents down his
Beginning with Bush 41 the illustrations are numerous as to why we need strong support for Tea Party conservatives and a commitment to rid the government of the beltway establishment. If I never have to hear about Jeb Bush, Karl Rove, John McCain or Mary Matalin/Carville and their ilk again it will be just fine.