Four Americans, including our sitting ambassador, murdered in a terrorist attack. Repeated warnings and requests for beefed up security ignored and denied in a notorious jihadi hotspot. Zero assistance, hour after hour, as two murdered former SEALs begged for back-up. Let's wrap this up and move on, says the Obama administration's top diplomat. Via Erika Johnsen:
KERRY: Let's figure out what it is that's missing, if it's legitimate or if it isn't. I don't think anybody lied to anybody. And let's find out exactly, together, what happened, because we need -- we got a lot more important things to move on to and get done.
Just so we're clear, under questioning about significant details of the 9/11 Benghazi massacre, President Obama's two most recent Secretaries of State have responded, "we got a lot more important things to move on to" and "what difference does it make?" This cavalier and dismissive attitude is disturbing. The fact is, we still don't have answers to a litany of crucial questions about both the lead-up to Benghazi, the attack itself, and its aftermath. When Obama reacted to Monday's Boston attacks, he made a strong -- and, I think, heartfelt -- vow: To visit "the full weight of justice" upon those responsible for the bombings. But he used strikingly similar language about tracking down and punishing the Benghazi terrorists, of which there were dozens. Seven months later, nothing. Unless you want to count a possible arrest of one person. And the scapegoats at State who "lost their jobs" for this giant failure were merely reshuffled into new positions. No wonder "multiple" new whistle-blowers are stepping forward:
CBS News has learned that multiple new whistleblowers are privately speaking to investigators with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. The nature of the communications with the whistleblowers and their identities are not being made public at this time. But in response, the Oversight Committee yesterday sent letters to the three federal agencies involved: the CIA, the Defense Department and the State Department…Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the Benghazi attacks seven months ago. No arrests have been made.
Secretaries Clinton and Kerry might be decidedly uninterested in learning the truth, and the White House may say it's finished answering questions on the matter, but others aren't quite so willing to let this outrage slide.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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