Whitewash. I expected as much from Pickering and Dick Shinnick. There needs to be an outside investigation of what happened.
I certainly don't buy the assertion that there were no military assets that could have made a difference. Certainly, some fighter aircraft could have been sent from Italy. No doubt there were political considerations at play about violating Libyan airspace and the possibility of collateral damage.
posted on 12/18/2012 7:53:59 PM PST
The report blames Ambassador Stevens for not demanding loud and long enough for proper security in Benghazi:
Security in Benghazi was not recognized and implemented as a shared responsibility by the bureaus in Washington charged with supporting the post, resulting in stove-piped discussions and decisions on policy and security. That said, Embassy Tripoli did not demonstrate strong and sustained advocacy with Washington for increased security for Special Mission Benghazi. (Bold added.)
posted on 12/18/2012 8:34:04 PM PST
(Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
about violating Libyan airspace and the possibility of collateral damage.
Obama didn't give two wits about violating Libyan airspace when he was trying to blow up Gaddafi.
posted on 12/19/2012 5:51:08 AM PST
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