Demanding Benghazi documents, McCain, Graham will delay Brennan nomination
(CBS News) Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. will not move forward President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA until they receive additional documents detailing the White House’s handling of the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the pair said today on “Face the Nation.”
“John and I are hell-bent on making sure the American people understand this debacle called Benghazi,” Graham said, vowing to “stop” John Brennan’s confirmation until further information is released about the attack that left four Americans dead. A Tuesday vote is currently scheduled in the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Graham’s vocal censure of the administration’s response to Benghazi led to U.S. Secretary to the United Nations Susan Rice removing her name from the Secretary of State short list. In the days following the attack, Rice appeared on “Face the Nation” bearing administration talking points that argued it was “spontaneous” demonstration over an anti-Muslim video – a characterization the White House reversed upon announcing the strike was carried out by extremists with possible linkages to al Qaeda.
“Her story has completely collapsed under scrutiny,” Graham said. “I said this to the president: I want FBI interviews of the survivors. They were turned over to the intelligence committee and everything was blacked out. …The e-mail about who changed the talking points – there’s a big gap. I want to know who the survivors are so we can interview them. SOURCE
I am, and have been, totally convinced that there was, and continues to be, a massive cover-up in the Benghazi affair. I can’t help but believe that Barack Obama, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton have lied to the American people concerning everything that took place at Benghazi before, during and after the attack.
Personally, I don’t like Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham, I have long thought that BOTH are too wishy-washy and go the way the wind blows. If they are both sincere and are intent on getting the facts, the REAL story, I have to support them in that effort as long as what they are doing isn’t simply political grandstanding.
Americans want the TRUTH, we can handle the TRUTH, maybe it’s the administration of Barack Obama that can’t afford for the TRUTH to be brought out.
“I want to know who the survivors are so we can interview them.”
The most powerful line in the story, and I want to know WHO the survivors are and why we haven’t heard a word about them, or FROM them. What tale could they possibly tell that would be SO bad or SO dangerous that it can’t be brought out in the media? IF the American media will actually publish it that is.
“The transmissions from Benghazi to Washington, in real time, on the night of the attack,” he continued. “What were people asking for? What were they saying?”
What were they saying? What were they asking for?
I wasn’t there but I am going to go out on a limb and speculate that they were saying that the compound was under attack, was being heavily damaged and that they were asking for the nation that they serve to come riding in and save the day. They were pleading with Command to save their lives.
The United States failed miserably, or, more accurately, the administration of Barack Obama failed miserably and left these men to die at the hands of Islamic terrorists!
Using a Cabinet nomination as leverage is a classic “give-and-take,” a “time-honored tradition” among lawmakers, Graham said. “And I’m going to insist on that,” he continued. “I’m not going to vote on a new CIA director until I find out what the CIA did in Benghazi.”
I have my own ideas about what was going on in Benghazi but regardless of what the CIA was doing or NOT doing, the Obama administration bears full responsibility for the deaths of all 4 men at Benghazi.
The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command. SOURCE
The above link to the Washington Times has a lot more to say, I would suggest that folks need to read it ALL.
I am not the only person that believes there has been a massive cover-up and that Obama bears ALL responsibility. I am also not the only one that believes Benghazi should be Obama’s Watergate!
I hope that both of my Texas Senators, Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Ted Cruz will offer any support possible that will help Senators Graham and McCain get to the bottom of this and make it ALL public knowledge!
The EVIL that IS Barack Obama must be stopped, this may well be the opportunity to make it happen.