The Senate Intelligence Committee, dominated by democrats it should be mentioned, has released its long-awaited report on the September 11, 2011 attack on the U.S. mission and a CIA outpost in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other Americans.
The report blames the State Department and the intelligence community for failing to prevent the attacks.
The bipartisan report lays out more than a dozen findings regarding the assaults. Here's the key line: "The acts were preventable, based on extensive intelligence reporting on terrorist activity in Libya."
The report also says al Qaeda was behind the attacks, not an anti-Muslim video as the administration repeatedly claimed.
Catherine Herridge of Fox News single-handedly kept the Benghazi story alive with her reporting. If they gave prizes to people who worked at that network, she should win a Pulitzer. Read this report and then decide who at the top should be held accountable for this preventable debacle. I’m Cal Thomas.
Publication date: January 17, 2014