Friday, September 20, 2013

WHAT IF CONGRESS HELD AN INVESTIGATIVE HEARING INTO BENGHAZI AND NOBODY CAME?

Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, killed in Benghazi terror attack over a year ago

What salon.com headlines as ‘Darrell Issa’s pathetic, error-laden obsession…’ into the disaster that was the Benghazi terror attack has been a year of running into stone walls for his House Oversight Committee’s hearings.

The major characters on the stage of this assault that killed four Americans are Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Hussein Obama.  When Hillary testified before Issa’s committee and pounded her fists and yelled her famous ‘What difference does it make…’ line.  She has merely ‘taken responsibility’ for the disaster, all the while NOT answering any probing questions. 

Obama has yet to address the year-old attack, except to say on ‘The View’ that is was because of a video.  We still don’t know where he was that fatal, faithful night. 

We don’t know why Panetta (then head of the CIA) gave the stand-down order when the military were on the plane and ready to roll.  (Panette had NO constitutional authority to do that - only the CinC can issue such orders) Panetta has said ‘we could not GET there in time’.  My question to Panetta is:  ‘How did you know how long the attack would LAST?  What was your basis for determining help, which was less than an hour away, wouldn’t arrive in time?’

An Accountability Review Board (ARB), convened by Hillary Clinton, was tasked with getting answers about the failures of 9/11/2012.  I was chaired by Adm. Mike Mullen and former Ambassador Thomas Pickering.  The ARB did NOT interview Hillary Clinton.  The ARB did NOT interview the Commander-in-Chief. What a waste of time and tax dollars!

Read the results of the ARB investigation here:  


Note that NO ONE has been fired for “Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department…”

What I’ve written here, so far, is more for the uninformed, as this has been said for a year on Conservative news networks and by Conservative bloggers.  The mainstream media opted NOT to cover the Benghazi attacks a year ago because news of this would have hurt Obama, who was in the final weeks of his re-election campaign.

Today’s headline, which should disgust and enrage every decent citizen in this country is:

Spitting on Their Graves: Democrats Leave Benghazi Hearing Before Testimony From Families of Victims


During the second portion of (Issa’s) House Oversight and Government Reform hearing about Benghazi Thursday on Capitol Hill, the majority of Democrats (all but 2) on the Committee left the room and refused to listen to the testimony of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods. Ms. Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, an information management officer killed in the 9/11 Benghazi attack. Charles Woods is the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was also killed.

In my opinion, this behavior warrants censure by the full Congress, and recall by the voters of each district whose representative walked out.

Via Katie Pavlich, writing today for HOTAIR:  “I guess we’ve reached the point in the “phony scandal” messaging where they felt a bold signal needed to be sent. Even with Sean Smith’s grieving mother sitting right there at the witness table.”

DEMOCRAT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE FOR OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM: 

(THOSE IN RED EXITED THE MEETING AND WERE NOT PRESENT WHEN FAMILY MEMBERS TESTIFIED AND BEGGED FOR ANSWERS MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER THE ATTACK)

Elijah Cummings, Maryland (Dist. 7), Ranking Member
Carolyn Maloney, New York – Dist. 12
Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia
John F. Tierney, Massachusetts – Dist. 6
William Lacy Clay, Jr., Missouri – Dist. 1
Stephen Lynch, Massachusetts – Dist. 8
Jim Cooper, Tennessee – Dist. 5
Gerry Connolly, Virginia - Dist. 11
Jackie Speier, California – Dist. 14 
Matt Cartwright, Pennsylvania – Dist. 17
Mark Pocan, Wisconsin – Dist. 2
Tammy Duckworth, Illinois – Dist. 8
Danny K. Davis, Illinois – Dist. 7
Peter Welch, Vermont (only one in VT)
Tony Cardenas, California – Dist. 29
Steven Horsford, Nevada – Dist. 4
Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico – Dist. 1
Robin Kelly, Illinois – Dist. 2

If you are inclined to contact your Congressional Representative listed above, find out how at this link:



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