I wanted to make you aware of an excellent piece today in National Review by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who scrupulously analyzes the problems with the administration’s response to the Benghazi incident and its aftermath. It’s one of the most thorough summaries I’ve seen rebutting the White House line.
From the piece:
- Why was the State Department unwilling to provide the requested level of security to Benghazi?
- If the secretary of defense thought there was “no question” this was a coordinated terrorist attack, why did Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary Clinton, and President Obama all tell the American people that the cause was a “spontaneous demonstration” about an Internet video?
- Why did the State Department edit the intelligence talking points to delete the references to “Islamic extremists” and “al Qa’ida”?
- Why did the FBI release pictures of militants taken the day of the attack only eight months after the fact? Why not immediately, as proved so effective in the Boston bombing?
- Why is the administration apparently unaware of the whistle-blowers who have been attempting to tell their stories? Is it true that these career civil servants have been threatened with retaliation?
- Did President Obama sleep the night of September 11, 2012? Did Secretary Clinton?
- When was President Obama told about the murder of our ambassador? About the murder of all four Americans? What did he do in response?
- Why was Secretary Clinton not interviewed for the ARB report?
As he notes, these are not all of the relevant questions. And in fact, more questions will arise as new facts come to light.
Were the mainstream media participating in this investigation, we’d know a lot more. Instead, it’s been left to the conservative press and House Republicans to do the job. Hopefully this will be enough to get answers.