John Boehner silenced his critics last week by finally allowing the House of Representatives to launch a real investigation into the tragic American deaths at the Benghazi, Libya consulate.
Boehner has been blocking a full investigation for months, which makes his complete turnaround truly shocking. But the Speaker of the House doesn’t appear to be pulling his punches anymore, accusing the Obama regime of a “flagrant violation of trust.”
He went on to ask publicly, “What else about Benghazi is the Obama administration still hiding from the American people?”
“Americans learned this week that the Obama administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by the standing committees of the People’s House,” Boehner said. “These revelations compel the House to take every possible action to ensure [that] the American people have the truth about the terrorist attack on our consulate that killed four of our countrymen.”
An Abrupt About-Face
Boehner’s turn is directly related to an email released to the watchdog organization, Judicial Watch, which exposes President Obama and Hillary Clinton as unrepentant liars.
The email is tied to Susan Rice’s notorious Benghazi talking points, and it reveals the script she was given by the White House immediately after the crisis. As we know, her talking points were largely successful. The media offensive convinced the press corps that the Obama administration had been honest and forthright in describing the circumstances surrounding the attacks.
But now that the White House email has been released, even the left-leaning media is truly outraged.
CNN’s Jake Tapper described the White House’s version of events as “dissembling, obfuscating and insulting.”
Ron Fournier, from the National Journal, said, “As someone who… wants to see my White House succeed, it was painful yesterday to watch that briefing and get ‘Baghdad Bob’ flashbacks. It was embarrassing.”
But the coup de grâce was an exchange on Fox News. While interviewing former spokesman for the National Security Council Tommy Vietor, anchor Bret Baier ignited a firestorm. The exchange went like this:
BAIER: “Did you also change ‘attacks’ to ‘demonstrations’ in the talking points?”
VIETOR: “Maybe. I don’t really remember.”
BAIER: “You don’t remember?”
VIETOR: “Dude, this was two years ago. We’re still talking about the most mundane thing.”
BAIER: “Dude, it’s what everybody is talking about.”
Besides being laugh-out-loud funny, the exchange shows just how devious the White House’s manipulation of the Benghazi story really is. The administration claimed it wasn’t terrorism; but we now know it was, in fact, a highly coordinated terrorist attack–and Obama’s immediate intelligence described it as such.
The White House didn’t want to admit to suffering a devastating terrorist attack weeks before the presidential re-election, so they simply lied. And they’ve been covering up the real events ever since.
Of course, as most of us realize, the tragedy wasn’t just suffering the attack. The tragedy was not reacting to save the stranded Americans when there was still hope of rescuing them.
Retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell, who was on duty during the attack, told Congress that he and other military commanders actively discussed “what we should do” as they waited for orders.
“There are accounts of time, space and capability, discussions of the question, ‘Could we have gotten there in time to make a difference?’” Lovell testified. “The discussion is not could or could not… The point is we should have tried.”
Which leads us to the one question that needs to be asked: Did presidential politics actually kill these Americans when there was a chance that they could’ve been rescued?
This commentary originally appeared at WallStreetDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission.
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