Saturday, August 09, 2014


(h/t DU)

I noted before that Rep. Howard McKeon,  the GOP chairman of the House Armed Serices Committee, said there was nothing more our military could have done and now the House Intelligence Committee has declassified its report that came to the same conclusion in addition to these:
-- Intelligence agencies were "warned about an increased threat environment, but did not have specific tactical warning of an attack before it happened."
-- "A mixed group of individuals, including those associated with al Qaeda, (Moammar) Khadafy loyalists and other Libyan militias, participated in the attack."
-- "There was no 'stand-down order' given to American personnel attempting to offer assistance that evening, no illegal activity or illegal arms transfers occurring by U.S. personnel in Benghazi, and no American was left behind."
-- The administration's process for developing "talking points" was "flawed, but the talking points reflected the conflicting intelligence assessments in the days immediately following the crisis."

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