Administration knew within minutes that Benghazi attack was terrorism

This is pretty straightforward and it opens the door to further inquiries regarding the nature of our response to the attacks on our diplomats in Benghazi. As much as liberals and the White House would like Benghazi to be seen as a conservative obsession bordering on the pathological, the simple facts keep getting in the way. And this report by Fox News' James Rosen that our top military leadership knew 15 minutes after the attack, and just prior to a meeting with the president that it wasn't a protest, or had anything at all to do with a video, suggests a purely political motivation for trying to hide the truth. Gen. Carter Ham, who at the time was head of AFRICOM, the Defense Department combatant command with jurisdiction over Libya, told the House in classified testimony last year that it was him who broke the news about the unfolding situation in Benghazi to then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The tense...(Read Full Post)