"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Elko Mike - ARB Perpetuates Benghazi Lies

Dr. Thomas Sowell argues that Hillary Clinton’s “What difference does it make?” outburst before a Senate Committee investigating Benghazi was used to mask the truth that Obama’s Middle East policy has failed.

Secretary Clinton and an uncritical media point to a report, prepared by the Accountability Review Board (ARB), to clear the administration in the Benghazi matter. But a critical examination of this report proves the opposite -- far from being resolved, the cover up and lies continue. The report is a whitewash to deceive and perpetuate the Benghazi lies and cover up.

From the ARB report summary: "The Board members believe every possible effort was made to rescue and recover Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith.” However, the board did not interview Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CIA Director David Petraeus, or President Obama. Moreover, the President’s orders from the night of the attack have not been released. Thus there is no factual basis to conclude the Administration did everything possible to save the brave souls at Benghazi.

From the ARB Summary: “The interagency response was timely and appropriate, but there simply was not enough time for armed U.S. military assets to have made a difference. [emphasis added]" A bit of critical thinking proves that the lie continues.

Reasoning about that moment when officials knew that the Consulate in Benghazi was under attack exposes the deceit. In that moment leadership knew the Consulate was under attack, but it was unknown, and unknowable, whether the attack would last 7 minutes, 7 hours or 7 days. Whoever in leadership was monitoring this attack – a fact not disclosed -- knew only that the Consulate was under attack and that attackers were inside of the perimeter. It is evident that the situation commander, at that moment, would have no knowledge of whether help would arrive in time. The only decision to be made was whether or not to send help.

If relief had been dispatched the report would say simply that relief was sent to Benghazi but didn't arrive in time. The report doesn't say that. It makes two specious claims to further cover up the failures of this administration.

There is not a speck of doubt that this Administration is lying to hide its malfeasance.

Elko Mike

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