Saturday, May 18, 2013
Letter to the Editor
On Sept. 12, as I read the reports about the attack on Benghazi, I was troubled by how casually the news was treated by the news outlets.
Where was the outrage? It was obvious to me, based solely on the timing of the attack, that it was terrorism. Of course, we all know now that it was an act of terror. We also know that the Obama administration lied to us when it said it was a spontaneous event.
Other lies include Leon Panetta's statement that the military was not able to protect the embassy personnel because we didn't have enough information. After it was disclosed that we had direct communication with personnel on the ground, we were told that we did not have resources close enough to respond in time.
Then, only when it was pointed out that the attack lasted for eight hours, did we learn, from Department of Defense personnel at a recent hearing in Congress, that the reason no military action was taken was that there was no order given by the president.
The only problem is this contradicts what we were told by the president, who has said that he gave the order to do whatever it took to protect the embassy.
We all know that the world is a dangerous place, but what makes this tragedy so much worse is that four Americans died because of incompetence and neglect, and that after almost six months we still don't know the truth. And so, once again I ask: Where is the outrage?