The Benghazi Big Lie

Tomorrow, Congressman Darrell Issa, the president's bête noire, will hold additional hearings on the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. He claims to have whistleblowers who will testify and add critical context to the events of September 11, 2012. One of them, Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the State Department's counterterrorism bureau, is set to testify that his agency was frozen out of the decision making process from the earliest moments of the crisis. Thompson says that he was also frozen out of the post- crisis investigation, which caused two State Department officials to resign, purportedly for poor security planning in Libya and elsewhere. Other failings of various government agencies were found in the Accountability review Board's findings included the fact that the Benghazi Consulate was in a commercial office building that could not be defended and that security staffing was inadequate. The report then goes on...(Read Full Post)