Nobody in particular is to blame for Benghazi, State Department Report claims

The federal government has investigated its performance in the 9/11 Benghazi massacre and found - surprise! - that nobody should be disciplined, that it was all the problem of "the system." Predictably, the pilot fish media that set the tone for most newspapers and TV broadcasters are portraying the report as harsh. The New York Times headlines, "Panel Assails Role of State Department in Benghazi Attack," while the AP headline is, "Benghazi Review Slams State Department on Security" Those few readers who weigh into the reports that follow discover from the AP that "Despite those deficiencies, the board determined that no individual officials ignored or violated their duties and recommended no disciplinary action. But it also said poor performance by senior managers should be grounds for disciplinary recommendations in the future." So maybe somebody might someday be criticized, possibly with a letter to the files, while an ambassador and former SEALS involved in a still-secret CIA...(Read Full Post)