Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Benghazi one year after

Gary Varvel
Indianapolis Star




One year after the terrorist attack in Benghazi which took the lives of four Americans, the question now is, did justice also die in the attack? Why haven’t we heard the testimony of the survivors? Who gave the stand-down order? Why was an internet video blamed in the weeks following when it is clear that the officials on the ground knew the attack was premeditated and had asked for added security in the days before? After all this time, it still matters, in spite of what Hillary Clinton says.

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Related: Benghazi’s smoke has cleared, but not the blood–and disturbing questions

Exactly one year ago, as you read this, the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was smoldering and four brave Americans were dead at the hands of terrorists freed to roam Libya’s streets by President Obama’s smart-bomb overthrow of Col. Gaddafi. Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Chris Stevens, the first U.S. ambassador to die on duty in three decades.

Before rushing off to more campaign fundraisers in Las Vegas, Obama staged a Rose Garden photo op a year ago this morning with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She stood mute. They took no questions. Obama spoke for five minutes, uttering 801 words…

…Q Where was the president and what was he doing that night after 5 p.m. as the seven-hour siege of American facilities turned into flames and death? What activity could be so awful that a president would prefer the world suspect the worst?…


From May:   Thomas Sowell – When the Libya Lies Fell Apart  Gregory Hicks’s testimony is devastating to the administration’s story.



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