In newly released documentation, Hillary Clinton’s State Department is shown to have ignored repeated threats toward Ambassador Chris Stevens and our Benghazi facilities, which ultimately led to terrorist attacks and the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens.
I believe a full congressional investigation into the Benghazi attacks will expose Mrs. Clinton’s failed leadership. This fact alone goes a long way toward explaining the administration’s intense stonewalling and anemic investigation of this tragic event.
Hillary Clinton is a polarizing “progressive” being groomed to become the first female president of the United States.
The fact that Mrs. Clinton leads all other presidential contenders in Iowa, according to recent polls, is baffling to conservatives who remember her out-of-touch activism as First Lady and Senator from New York.
But most Americans can certainly cite her failures as Secretary of State in handling the security of our Benghazi, Libya, facilities, which led to the deaths of four Americans. A recent Bloomberg Poll found that over half of Americans believe that Mrs. Clinton is lying about Benghazi.
Now, in a new report by WND.com with the authors of the book Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs, Richard Miniter and Scott McEwen, reveal the following:
“American diplomats in Benghazi made even more urgent pleas for beefed up security than previously thought, and officials also refused to consider at least five military scenarios that could have saved the lives of two Americans in the terrorist attacks.
“We discovered three intelligence reports that circulated in the months before the attack. Each of those reports show intelligence agencies warning the State Department (and) warning the Defense Department there’s an al-Qaida build-up in Benghazi. One of those reports included photographs of more than 300 al-Qaida operatives in Martyr’s Square. That’s downtown Benghazi. That’s less than a mile from the diplomatic outpost where the ambassador died.
“In those photographs in the intelligence report, they show them waving guns. There’s a quote mentioned in this intelligence report in which the leader of al-Qaida in Benghazi said if the U.S. doesn’t leave they were going to kill the U.S. ambassador. You can’t get any clearer than that.”
Hillary Clinton should be cited for dereliction of duty – not given consideration for higher office.
Based on the latest revelations in declassified documents, the way in which our government mishandled the requests for additional security in Benghazi amounts to complete dereliction of duty.
Not only were the requests for reinforcement denied by Hillary Clinton’s State Department, we have learned that several of the security team members hired to protect the Benghazi consular facilities were involved in prior attacks on the very compounds they were charged to protect!
The Benghazi debacle should disqualify Hillary Clinton from any further public service.
Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State was fraught with incompetence and poor judgment. When faced with the inevitably horrific outcomes of her bad decision-making, she chose to use lies and deception to cover her culpability.
I believe that the truth of the immense failure by the Obama administration and the mishandling of security requests by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should derail her hopes of running for President in 2016.
Americans demand the truth and are calling for a full congressional investigation.
Liberty Counsel Action has been among the most vocal organizations petitioning House Speaker John Boehner to establish a bipartisan House Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks – and to expose the subsequent cover-up.
A Select Committee will unify the investigations and have the necessary subpoena power to call in witnesses who have been sequestered by the Obama administration.
It’s time we make the will of the majority of the American people known to Speaker Boehner and other leaders on Capitol Hill.
There is compelling evidence that the Benghazi deception and cover-up was conceived solely to ensure President Obama’s reelection because this massive al-Qaida buildup would undermine Obama’s campaign assertions that “al-Qaida has been decimated.”
It is incredible that this level of incompetence was tolerated within such a critical agency of our federal government. It’s also unfathomable that so many Americans are willing to give Mrs. Clinton a total “pass” on this scandal.
There remain far too many questions and very few answers about the Benghazi debacle. That is why Liberty Counsel Action is demanding a complete and thorough congressional investigation through a Select Committee.
The only way this will happen is through a grassroots initiative calling for a coordinated effort, the sharing of information, and subpoena power.
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