If you haven’t watched the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, you need to — I just watched it a week ago. A couple of my friends can attest to the fact that I was horrified to learn things about those “13 hours” that I didn’t know before watching the movie. Conservatives should have done a lot better job of disseminating that kind of critical information during the past four years. Though I admit, I shouldn’t have been surprised since they do such a sorry job on so many other things.
Here is Paul Bedard writing at the Washington Examiner about the newly released report on the Benghazi attacks:
House Republicans on Tuesday released their long-awaited report on the fatal Benghazi attacks, charging President Obama, House Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s State Department of stonewalling and claiming that Clinton’s team did nothing to help the Americans under attack.
The GOP report comes a day after Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi released their report Monday that claimed the four killed in Benghazi, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were sitting ducks and that nothing could be done to help them. The GOP dismissed the report.
The GOP takes a different view, as seen in the supplemental report from panel members Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. The report was provided to Secrets in advance of the full panel’s report release.
“Despite its claims, we saw no evidence that the administration held a sincere interest in helping the committee find the truth about Benghazi. There is a time for politics and a time to set politics aside. A national tragedy is one of those times when as a nation we should join together to find the truth. That did not happen here,” said the 51-page supplemental report.
“What we did find was a tragic failure of leadership — in the run up to the attack and the night of — and an administration that, so blinded by politics and its desire to win an election, disregarded a basic duty of government: Tell the people the truth. And for those reasons Benghazi is, and always will be, an American tragedy,” it concluded.
Read more: Washington Examiner
Image credit: Screenshot from the film 13 Hours.