News about Benghazi is popping up all over the news; even the main stream media outlets have been forced to cover it. The latest news is so bad that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is considering action to form a select committee to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. The news must be really hot because Mr. Boehner has previously been cool to this idea. Mr. Boehner claims that a recently released e-mail is the “straw that broke the camel’s back.” This is good news!
Mr. Boehner is not wants a more in-depth investigation done on Benghazi, he wants Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) to lead the committee. Since Mr. Boehner prefers him, Mr. Gowdy is most likely to preside over the investigative committee. As far as I am concerned, Mr. Gowdy is like a bull dog. He stands his ground and does not take any guff from anyone! I cannot think of anyone I would more like to see lead an investigative committee than Mr. Gowdy! He tells it like it is and is not afraid of the truth!
Mr. Boehner stated, "Americans learned this week that the Obama Administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by the standing committees of the People’s House…. These revelations compel the House to take every possible action to ensure the American people have the truth about the terrorist attack on our consulate that killed four of our countrymen.
“In light of these new developments, the House will vote to establish a new select committee to investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability, and ensure justice is finally served.”
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, submitted a Freedom of Information Act request over a year ago for information about Benghazi. The Obama administration gave some material, but Judicial Watch demanded more. A new e-mail released last week is supposedly the “smoking gun” that connected the White House to the disaster in Benghazi. The e-mail showed that the White House simply ignored the intelligence reports and made their own talking points. The intelligence reports showed that Al Qaeda was involved in the Benghazi attack. Instead of accepting responsibility for the lax security at the consulate in Benghazi, “they” decided to lie to the American people and say the attack was a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video.
The e-mail was not the only “bomb” thrown at the Obama administration last week. A retired Air Force General went before a House committee and testified that he knew the attack was not the result of a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video and he had that information “early on.”
The Obama Administration knew “early on” that the Benghazi attack was not caused by a video, but numerous members of the administration – including Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Jay Carney – all publicly blamed a You Tube video that very few people even knew about! Over a period of two weeks – September 12 to 26, 2012, members of the administration blamed the video at least seven times as shown here.
Americans – and particularly the parents and loved ones of those killed in Benghazi – want to know the truth of what happened and why it happened. Charles Woods, the father of former Navy SEAL Ty Woods who was killed in Benghazi, was interviewed by Sean Hannity. He expressed his frustration about the fact that no military units attempted to save the Americans. He listened to the testimony of Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell (Ret.) and then said, “And there was no attempt made. As many military have said, within an hour or an hour and a half they could have had jets from Italy above the battle at Benghazi. Whether they were armed or not, at least they could have broken the sound barrier, they could’ve dispersed and caused confusion on the battlefield. Even that was not done. No attempt was made.”
We all want to know the truth about Benghazi. Why was our ambassador left with so little security? Why didn’t the military respond to the attack on Americans? Why did the administration lie – and continue to lie today – about what happened?