Three more officials to testify about Benghazi attacks
"Everybody in the mission" in Benghazi, Libya, thought the attack on a U.S. consulate there last Sept. 11 was an act of terror "from the get-go," according to excerpts of an interview investigators conducted with the No. 2 official in Libya at the time, obtained by CBS News' "Face the Nation."
"I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning," Greg Hicks, a 22-year foreign service diplomat who was the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the strike, told investigators under authority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, the former U.S. Embassy Tripoli deputy chief of mission, was not in Benghazi at the time of the attack, which killed Chris Stevens - then the U.S. ambassador to Libya - and three other Americans.
When he appears this week before the committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Hicks is expected to offer testimony at odds with what some American officials were saying in public - and on "Face the Nation" - just five days after the attack. Benghazi whistleblowers have rallied attention to discrepancies among the administration's reaction to the attack, which The Weekly Standard suggests was frayed by ever-evolving talking points that sought to remove references to al Qaeda.
On Sept. 16, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice hit the media circuit, appearing on all five Sunday talk shows to dispel the notion that the strike was a premeditated terrorist act and to perpetuate the case that it began "spontaneously" out of protests in Egypt. Rice's spot on "Face the Nation" that day was preceded by the new President of Libya Mohammed al-Magariaf, who said his government had "no doubt that this was preplanned, predetermined."
"For there to have been a demonstration on Chris Stevens's front door and him not to have reported it is unbelievable. I never reported a demonstration; I reported an attack on the consulate. Chris's last report is, 'Greg, we are under attack'"
Fox News & the Right Wingare all over Obama about the Benghazi attack....but where was their outrage over Bush ignoring warnings about terrorists flying planes into buildings before 9/11? That was the worst terrorist attack on American soil ever. But nothing. They rallied around Bush. Never questioning. Not even when Bush invaded Iraq under lies about WMDs. It was you're either with us or against us. But a few diplomats die at Benghazi, and Fox & the Right Wing are up in arms and want an investigation? They blame Obama for everything. Not the terrorists, Obama. Gimme a break. Such hypocrites and false patriots.
I understand that Obama is ordering the American misfit film producer who made a home-made film bashing Islam to be held indefinately pending some kind of criminal charges. Presumably the allegations are that he exercised his 1st Amendment right to free speech, and Obama and Hillary are offended.
his home video was the cause of all the anti-American violence across North Africa ?!!?! LOL ..