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Letter: earing on attacks must be reported

6:10 PM, May 10, 2013  |  Comments
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A Congressional hearing into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Benghazi in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were murdered was held on May 8.

Chief among the three State Department staff members who testified was Gregory Hicks, the Foreign Service officer who was Stevens' deputy in the Libyan mission and who was in direct contact with Stevens and others in Benghazi during the attack. He described a call he took from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the middle of that deadly assault and in which he briefed her on developments in Benghazi to include details of the search for Stevens. From his testimony, there can be no doubt that Secretary Clinton knew at that time that this was not a demonstration that could be misleadingly and conveniently attributed to an anti-Islam video.

Despite knowing the truth almost immediately, the Secretary of State and the White House persisted in blaming the video, even to the point of informing the next of kin at the transfer of remains ceremony for the Benghazi victims several days later that the creator of the "responsible video" would be duly punished. And then our United Nations ambassador was shamefully sent forth to appear on all five of the available Sunday TV shows to blame the "very hateful, very offensive video," doing so from talking points that were heavily edited to further the administration's politically preferred contention that al-Qaida was on the run.

So, eight months after the tragedy and six months after an election that would have been affected at least somewhat by prompt truth about the tragedy, pertinent facts are most reluctantly being permitted to find the light of day.

How ironic that concern about this disgusting long-term politically inspired coverup by the administration has continually been termed strictly a political action by the opposition party. And how ironic also, that word of these more recent developments needs to be presented in this manner in the hope that it might appear in this newspaper.

Jack Porter

Stevens Point

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