US Congress report debunks Benghazi attack claims
By Dave Clark 5 hours ago
Washington (AFP) - A probe by a Congressional committee into the September 11, 2012 attack on a US compound in Benghazi debunked allegations that President Barack Obama's administration fell down on the job.
"Appropriate US personnel made reasonable tactical decision that night, and the committee found no evidence that there was a stand-down order or a denial of available air support.
"The CIA received all military support that was available," it added.
But the report concluded that Rice had based her remarks -- which did indeed prove false -- on an intelligence assessment that was believed correct at the time.
The report also said that, while some government agencies were slow to respond to its queries, all eventually cooperated with the inquiry and no CIA personnel were intimidated by the administration.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The AFP does of good job of quoting important parts of the report.
Posted by Steve J. at 11:37 PM