State Department Officials Resign in Wake of Benghazi Report

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Why hasn’t the woman who allegedly bumped her head so she could avoid testifying resigned yet? Because it likely would torpedo her 2016 White House hopes, of course. Eh, who are we kidding? It’s not as if the media will ever hold her accountable for anything.

Three State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, where militants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans on Sept. 11.

An administration official said Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, and an unnamed official with the Bureau of Near East Affairs, had stepped down. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss personnel matters publicly.

The report said poor leadership in both bureaus left the post underprotected.

“Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus” resulted in a security level that was “inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place,” according to the report released late Tuesday by the independent Accountability Review Board.

So why isn’t their boss accountable?

Three months of stonewalling and now we have a couple of sacrificial lambs. Don’t forget how much these people lied to the American public.


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