February 11th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
8 years ago

GOP investigation says White House didn't recognize Benghazi threat

Washington (CNN) - A congressional investigation into the Defense Department's response to the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, found that the Obama administration failed to protect the compound and recognize the severity of the deteriorating security situation.

For the partisan report, the investigative arm of the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee pored over thousands of pages of classified and unclassified written material, witness testimony and classified briefings to piece together the events of September 11, 2012, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.


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  1. rs

    Rick McDaniel

    That's true..........but it goes way beyond that.

    The WH is covering up a clandestine, illegal operation there. They dare NOT allow the truth to be known.
    Your proof? Oh, yeah, you don't have any- just stories....

    February 11, 2014 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  2. The REAL Truth...

    @Rick McDaniel – The WH is covering up a clandestine, illegal operation there. They dare NOT allow the truth to be known.
    It amazes me how uninformed and incapable of independent thought the right are. Glenn Beck was right about being easily manipulated.. Maybe the WH knew of the op, but more than likely not. If it was CIA fronted by State (Stevens), its probable it would have been on a need-to-know basis and NO cabinet member (nor POTUS) would "need to know", for obvious reasons!! It's convenient to ignore that Stevens was offered additional protection but refused it. The deal went south, only CIA operatives were nearby and did not intervene. Tragic, but collateral damage.. much like the 100,000+ dead Iraqis + 4,500 DEAD American's that Dubya's search for WMD's cost... but they don't count?

    February 11, 2014 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    can't say this is a claim ANY Republican ought to hold dear to their heart. It was a gamble that fell short, whether or not CNN and other media outlets will ever admit to their complicity. The fallout has been extreme for the future of the Grand Old Party.
    The fallout hads been extreme for the country as a whole Lynda vis-a-vis how we allowed ourselves to be portrayed and somewhat defined by a bunch of bought and paid for, loud-mouthed, self-serving, racist yahoos.
    The media as you well pointed out was handsomely paid to give the screaming meemes coverage and, more importantly, amplify the voice of the few so that it would appear it was the voice of the majority.
    Much like they do with the rwnjs on this site my friend.

    February 11, 2014 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  4. Ol' Yeller

    Who are you trying to convince with your repeated posts which aren't even disguised as anything BUT te abag ger propaganda? Yourself?
    "4 Americans died on her watch, and they did nothing to help."
    Better read up on this... there were many folks saved in the rescue efforts.
    Did you get all your information from this self described 'partisan report'... or did you just watch 60 Minutes with lyndsay graham?

    February 11, 2014 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    Nothing but partisan tripe..........go figure

    February 11, 2014 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. freedom

    Incompetent, inept, criminal behavior by Hilary and Obama. And she claimed to be Ambassador Steven's friend – and then lied over his casket. It gets worse and worse. Then she proclaims "what difference does it make??!! Then Obama flies to Las Vegas for a fundraiser. You can't make this stuff up – it's horrific!

    February 11, 2014 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
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