The long-awaited report from the House Select Committee on Benghazi was released today. It confirms again much of what is already known but also some new revelations. Hillary Clinton, her chief aid Cheryl Mills, and Barack Obama lied to America and everyone else. Hillary knew it was a terorrist attack from the get-go but lied to everyone except her inner circle and her daughter Chelsea that it was a youtube video. They knew this was not true and they even jailed the guy who made the video to help propagate the lies. Nice people, this bunch.
Hillary and Obama were trying to establish a permanent diplomatic post in Benghazi even though they knew it was too dangerous a place for that. Other countries were busy pulling their people out at the same time Hillary and Obama sent Ambassador Stevens and only a skeleton defense team into harms way.
Because Obama’s re-election rhetoric was telling the world that Islamic terrorism was on the decline because of the good things they had been doing they could not let the public believe that Stevens and three others had been killied in a terrorist attack.
There is much more in the report and here’s a bevy of news reports and opinion pieces on it:
Benghazi reports details Obama/Clinton failures before, during and after deadly attacks. Hillary Clinton should have know that an attack was imminent; Americans died because the Hillary/Obama team failed to deploy military assets; White House and Hillary Clinton pushed the youtube video lie for poltiical purposes.
Benghazi report charges Obama-Clinton did nothing to save lives. “Those in Washington decided that once the initial attack at the State compound had ended and our men moved to the Annex, the enemy had retreated as well. For those fighting for their lives in Benghazi that night, however, it was one long battle for survival. But the terrorists did not retreat. This view from Washington that the fight had ended is a lapse in judgment that may well haunt our nation for years to come. At the same time Secretary Clinton appears to have concluded that the attack was over, the men on the ground knew better. In the end, two men died from smoke inhalation at the State Department’s compound during an initial attack involving dozens of extremists. Two more died from mortar fire at the end of a continuous, hours-long siege by approximately a hundred heavily armed and highly trained fighters at the CIA Annex.” Clinton’s State Department was obsessed with issues other than saving its diplomats.
Mills’ influence tainted review board. Cheryl Mills, the longtime attorney, friend and former chief of staff for Hillary Clinton, influenced the findings of an internal State Department review of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, according to a draft of the final House Benghazi Committee report.
A section of the report obtained by POLITICO says the so-called Accountability Review Board did not act independently, as it was supposed to do, and was consistently influenced by Mills. Mills, the report says, helped select members of the panel, gave at least one other State Department official permission to talk to the reviewers, oversaw the production of some documents reviewed by the board and helped edit the final report.
“The decisions to deviate from longstanding processes raise questions about the board’s independence, thoroughness and therefore the fullness of their findings of accountability,”
5 big takeaways from the House Benghazi report. Obama/Clinton misled public immeditately and continually; Weak Banghazi security points to Hillary Clinton’s politrical considerations; Military never sent men or machines to help (Military wanted to, Obama wouldn’t let them); Terrorists were never brought to justice (not even in the court of public opinion); Obama White House did everything it could to obstruct the House investigation (Of course they did, it’s what they do)