Benghazi hearings: Not a circus

The House Oversight Committee hearings on the Benghazi attack that featured several state department whistleblowers could have easily beome a circus with members preening for the cameras and making speeches instead of asking questions. For the most part, that wasn't the case yesterday. Washington Post: Three State Department officials on Wednesday provided a riveting, emotional account of last year's fatal attack on U.S. installations in eastern Libya as they accused senior government officials of withholding embarrassing facts and failing to take enough responsibility for security lapses. The testimony provided new details on the Sept. 11, 2012, assaults on U.S. installations in Benghazi and their aftermath. But the new information failed to break the political logjam the attacks spawned, with Republicans and Democrats offering starkly different interpretations of what happened and who within the U.S. government is to blame. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) opened the House...(Read Full Post)