Evidence Points to White House Cover-up on Benghazi Attack
Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 3, 2014
On September 11, 2012 the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked with the American ambassador in three other US citizens being killed. Immediately following the attack the Obama administration created what is now known to be a false narrative that the attack was the result of a spontaneous protest against some obscure Internet video critical of Islam. To further this narrative, on the Sunday following the attack then America’s UN ambassador went on the talk show circuit and continued to promote the lie. Nearly two weeks later President Obama repeated the video issue in front of the United Nations.
Over one and a half years after the attack in Benghazi, President Obama and his Democratic allies accuse Republicans of playing politics in an effort to thwart further investigation into the attack, its cause, and the Administration’s response. While politics is a part of the Republican’s motivation, it does not obviate the need for answers to the serious unanswered questions.
This week a previously withheld memo indicated that the White House was involved in changing the talking points pushing the video narrative over the reality that this was a planned terrorist attack. It has become clear that the White House has been involved in a significant cover up of the Benghazi the attack on America’s consulate. It remains unclear whether this cover-up was merely to assist Obama’s in reelection efforts were something more nefarious.
This week FOXNews’ reporter Brett Baer interviewed former White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor who became agitated when pressed with difficult questions on the Benghazi matter. In one exchange included the video below, Vietor incredibly responded “Dude, this was like two years ago.” Not only is this response defensive and highly unprofessional, but it continues the Administration’s obfuscation on the consulate attack. Now the Administration is having a convenient case of amnesia on a matter that resulted in the death of four Americans.
House Majority Leader Boehner has announced the creation of a select committee to gain transparency and obtain answers as to why the attack occurred, why America’s response was so anemic, and why the Administration created the now known false narrative about the video. It is obvious that Administration is hiding something. How serious and how high up in the administration the cover-up goes is to be uncovered. Whether the cover-up is as serious as the Nixon’s in Watergate remains to be seen.