- Posted November 15, 2012 by
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Coats Wants Answers on Libya Tragedy
The Cornfield's own Senator Dan Coats is not happy with the lack of information and data that has been learned thus far over the tragic event of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. Coats, like many other members of Congress, has questions about the apparent intelligence failure that led to the murder of 4 Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya.
Coats, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has put out a list of questions he wants answered by the Administration of President Barack Obama concerning the terrorist attack in Libya. There is a closed hearing today and again Friday before the committee to review and ascertain what happened before, during and after the terrorist attack.
The questions that Coats plans to raise during the hearings:
1. Was an alleged request for more security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi denied?
2. What information was provided to senior U.S. policymakers and the President before and immediately after the attack?
3. Were intelligence assessments shared with Ambassador Stevens before the attack?
4. Why did the administration respond to the attack by blaming an anti-Islam video despite knowing within hours that this was a terrorist attack?
5. Did the administration knowingly mislead the public?
6. Did the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi request military support during the night of the attack? If so, what was this administration’s response?
7. What are the lessons learned from this incident that will be applied to future events?”
8. Would the administration’s response been different if the attack occurred inside the United States?
Coats is on the right track. The families of those slain deserve answers. The American people deserve answers.
From the Cornfield, I am hoping that my Senator does indeed find the answers to his questions on the tragedy of Benghazi and information to lessen the danger to diplomatic missions in the future.