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David G
03-26-2014, 01:56 AM
And more BENGHAZI!!!!!!!!!!!

Just pointing out the absurdity of some Congresscritters insisting on multiple, ongoing, absolutely bootless investigations into this tragic event... all in pursuit of political advantage. And costing many millions of taxpayer dollars. BAAAHHH!!!

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/pentagon-benghazi-cost-millions


Congress' multiple investigations of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, have cost the Pentagon millions of dollars and thousands of hours of personnel time, according to the department.

In a March 11 letter, the Pentagon outlined its cooperation with six investigations of the Sept. 11 assault that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and its response to repetitive requests for information from about 50 congressional hearings, briefings and interviews.



Congressional Republicans have been relentless in investigating the attack, arguing that the Obama administration misled the American people about a terror attack during the heat of the presidential campaign. The GOP is determined to press ahead, especially since the assault on the mission occurred during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
Clinton is a potential 2016 presidential candidate.


Smith subsequently wrote to Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the committee, asking that the panel end its involvement with "this witch-hunt."



An independent review in the aftermath of the attack faulted the State Department and security at the compound. A Senate Intelligence Committee report in January said the attack could have been prevented, blaming the State Department, the military and U.S. intelligence.
That report also pointed at Stevens, saying the State Department ended a deal with the military to have a special operations team provide extra security in Libya, and that Stevens twice refused an offer to reinstate the team in the weeks before the attack.
The military also is criticized in the report for failing to respond more quickly on the night of the assault.


But that report as well as a February 2014 report by the Republicans on Armed Services said there was no order to military personnel not to aid those in Benghazi as some Republicans have suggested.


"There was no 'stand down' order issued to U.S. military personnel in Tripoli who sought to join the fight in Benghazi," said the GOP majority on House Armed Services. "However, because official reviews after the attack were not sufficiently comprehensive, there was confusion about the roles and responsibilities of these individuals."


The bipartisan Senate Intelligence report said it had "reviewed the allegations that U.S. personnel, including in the intelligence community or Defense Department, prevented the mounting of any military relief effort during the attacks, but the committee has not found any of these allegations to be substantiated."

Gerarddm
03-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Ken Starr​ redux.

John Smith
03-26-2014, 10:30 AM
Can you imagine similar investigations into the Iraq war?

LeeG
03-26-2014, 11:47 AM
Can you imagine similar investigations into the Iraq war?

There were, "mistakes were made", "Saddam made us do it", "oops, bad intel".

John of Phoenix
03-26-2014, 11:56 AM
cost the Pentagon millions of dollars and thousands of hours of personnel time, according to the department. Given their alternative activities, maybe that's not an entirely bad thing after all.