Bipartisan Senate Group Seeks Answers to Obama’s Libya Disaster … After the Election

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Hey, why interrupt campaigning to try to get to the bottom of this colossal Obama clusterfuck? It’s not as if they’ll get a straight answer from anyone, so let’s put it off for seven weeks.

You think a GOP incumbent presiding over such a mess would be treated so delicately?

Senate Democrats joined Republicans Thursday in questioning the Obama administration’s handling of the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and why the administration refused for days to acknowledge that it was a terrorist attack linked to al Qaeda.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, asking for an “accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen,” according to a copy obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The lawmakers are also demanding to know whether the administration had any advance warnings of the Libyan attack and, if so, whether it had shared that information with U.S. personnel on the ground.

The letter marks the first time congressional Democrats have so directly expressed their dissatisfaction with the administration’s response to inquiries about the attacks, which resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others and raised questions about U.S. security throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa.

A Kerry aide confirmed that the committee intended to enlist the support of Republicans and Democrats and said the letter would likely be sent Friday. Another aide told The Examiner that the panel’s 10 Democrats and nine Republicans plan to sign it.

Seems like there should be a bit more urgency and a special session now, don’t you think? This sure gives Team Obama plenty of time to find more scapegoats.



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