- Posted November 8, 2012 by
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Questions Over Benghazi Remain
While Tuesday's election continues to dominate the news along with the impending fiscal cliff, questions over what happened and whether there was an intelligence failure over the 9/11/2012 attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya continue to swirl. Congressional hearings, both in the House and Senate, will proceed to probe the circumstances prior to, during and since the attack which resulted in the murder of 4 Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya.
Reuters is reporting that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will continue its investigation. Both Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and her vice chair, Senator Saxby Chambliss, have stated the committee will meet behind closed doors to continue its investigation into the incident.
CNS News has reported that a letter signed by 53 members of the House has been sent to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking what was included in the presidential daily intelligence briefings and if the 2 previous attacks in Benghazi had been included.
While many may wish the apparent failure to secure the mission in Benghazi would go away, it appears that neither chamber of Congress is prepared to let it go until Congress and the American people have answers.
From the Cornfield, the families whose sons, husbands, fathers were murdered deserve answers. The American people deserve answers. Will those answers be known any time soon?
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UPDATES: CNN is reporting that Benghazi hearings will resume next week.
The Associated Press has released a new timeline from the Pentagon: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_US_LIBYA_MILITARY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-11-09-15-18-56