WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.
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Once again, the committee finds that it’s a big nothing-burger. I can’t help but think that if you wanted a story to just fall under the radar, this would be the perfect time to release it. If it had been derogatory toward the Administration, have no doubts that it would be much higher visibility.
The report didn’t say that everything was perfect, that there was a lot of confusion by analysists as to the original cause, that the State Dept knew that the facility wasn’t fortified to undergo an organized and strong attack. Nothing there that we didn’t know already.
They also found, once again, that there are no truth to the talking points that military / CIA / Contract security teams were told to stand down, that they would have been effective, or that Rice intentionally mislead the press or public about the events.
Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat who serves on the intelligence panel and the Benghazi select committee, said, “It’s my hope that this report will put to rest many of the questions that have been asked and answered yet again, and that the Benghazi Select Committee will accept these findings and instead focus its attention on the State Department’s progress in securing our facilities around the world and standing up our fast response capabilities.
No doubt this will satisfy the RWNJs, (I just make myself chuckle sometime). I’m sure that all the trufs will come out of the “Super Select He-Man Benghazi Secret Squirrel Subcommittee” that will be formed to get to the bottom of this once and for all.
Waiting for Dim Jim, Chuckie and the rest of the usual cast of drooling idiots to find some way to spin this to their favor. It’s easy, if you just don’t read the words in it.
At what point do you start to say… Maybe there isn’t anything here…
. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.