Skip to comments.Pentagon does about-face on key Benghazi witness, makes Marine colonel available to talk
Posted on 07/19/2013 2:27:47 PM PDT by mandaladon
Col. George Bristol was in charge of Special Operations Forces in Northern Africa on the night of the Benghazi, Libya terror attack The Dept. of Defense had refused to tell Congress where to find him, claiming that he was retired and entitled to protection under privacy laws After pressure from Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Pentagon has changed its mind - now acknowledging that Bristol is not yet retired Questions remain about why commandos were not sent to Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, even though a team was standing by to board a plane
The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to make available to Congress a Marine Corps colonel who was in command of U.S. Special Forces in Northern Africa on the night armed terrorists staged a military-style assault on an American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. A series of requests for Marine Col. George Bristol's testimony from Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, both Republicans, had fallen on deaf ears until Friday. The Pentagon had claimed that since Bristol had retired, it 'cannot compel' him to tell congressional panels what he knows about the Benghazi attack. Chaffetz said on July 9 that the Defense Department was 'not willing to pass along any sort of information' related to Bristol's whereabouts.
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Maybe it took this long, from when congress intimated they wished to talk to him for PRISM to be fired up [searched through] and finding info on him or his family/friend's that would ruin lives/reputations.
The whole damned government has gone rogue.
We need more than one.
Since when does being retired mean you can’t testify anyway?
That’s a bunch B.S.
You testify when congress calls you. I don’t care WHAT your current employment situation is.
Ya-suh, Ya-suh... I sho be luvin’ me sum dat dere heapin’ helpin’ o’ dat Obama transparency....
Congress needs to call on the military to depose the Illegal Alien ID Thief!
The fix is in.
I smell a fix. They wouldn’t let him out unless they thought they had him muzzled.
They also have not kept him “unavailable” because there is nothing to hide.
Drip, drip, drip, drip.
Didn’t they lie by saying he retired?
Is Firman Jay Carney’s new name at DOD?
How much more political corruption can the Dept. of Defense absorb before it becomes a military eunuch, incapable and unwilling to defend the US and our allies?
Obama and his marxists have poisoned so much of American society that he is well on his way to completing a “fundamental transformation of America” into a red state.
When will patriotic Americans wake up, stand up, and take back our country before it is too late.
You can’t trust the IRS, TSA, NSA, FBI, DOJ, EPA, Commerce, Health & Human Services, Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Secy of State/State Dept., the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Dempsey the Fool, the DEA/ATF, and the Dept. of Education.
When this happens, it is called a “DICTATORSHIP”.
George Orwell, welcome home!
Hey, it takes time to cross vette his PowerPoint testimony slides between DoD, State Dept and CIA before getting the final chop from the Lizard Queen at the WH.
Great pic. I lost a mouthful of water through my nose.
I’ll bet the beefed up his retirement benefits so he can supports the regimes narrative.
OMG! I have never seen that pic of Lindsey...lol. Too funny!
Sounds promising. Now where are the rest of them? Thanks for the ping!
Glad y’all liked the pic.
Only after they were caught lying. This nest of vipers in DC are disgusting