Monday, December 31, 2012
Senate Report Finds State Department at Fault for Benghazi Attack
The United States Senate Committe on Homeland Security and Government Affairs has released a damning report on the September eleventh terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, blaming the failure to secure the consulate after numerous concerns were raised almost entirely on the State Department's shoulders.
The report concluded that the State Department essentially ignored the consulate's continued pleas for more personnel and funding to properly secure the grounds, while leaving protection of our diplomatic mission to Libyan guards, which the report stated was "deeply troubling, especially since this problem was recognized long before the attack."
It also found the Defense Department, intelligence services and the administration's reaction to be at fault and ineffective to the situation, and at times - blaming the assault on an anti-muslim youtube video - to be incorrect and causing confusion over the actual nature of the Benghazi attacks among the populace.
This evidence was compiled by a bipartisan group of Senators and is rather daming to the administration not just in singled out departments, but as a whole. It reflects incompetence in protecting our consulates in heavy risk areas and dismissiveness towards the requests coming from the ground.
What say you?