Tags: wsj | benghazi | saga | coverup

WSJ: Benghazi Saga Has Only Just Begun

Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:21 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Image: WSJ: Benghazi Saga Has Only Just Begun
Witnesses, from left, Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrom testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage" on Capitol Hill on May 8.
The effort to ferret out the truth about the Obama administration's handling of the Sept. 11 Benghazi, Libya,attack remains at an early stage, according to a Wall Street Journal editorial.

The issue has grabbed the attention of the mainstream media only after powerful congressional testimony Wednesday by veteran diplomat Gregory Hicks.

"Miracles happen, and even the sleepy Washington press corps seems to have paid some attention to Wednesday's House hearing on the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission last September in Benghazi," the editorial states.

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

"What they and the public heard is the beginning of a real accounting for a security failure that killed four Americans. We say 'beginning' because the entire story still isn't clear, in particular the roles played by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama before and after the attack."

Hicks said that he was demoted after raising questions about how the administration reacted to the killing of four Americans, including the ambassador, at the Benghazi consulate.

"The immediate press spin on Wednesday's hearing is that there was no 'smoking gun' proof of a cover-up, as if that is the only reason to find out what happened," Journal editors write.

"It's clear enough already that senior administration officials knew in September they had a politically potent debacle on their hands and did their best to delay and obfuscate any accounting. All of this warrants further investigation, and such oversight is part of Congress' job."



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

US Sending Troops to Poland Amid Tensions Over Russia

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 11:24 AM

The Obama administration is sending ground troops to Poland in response to Russia's moves in Ukraine, Poland's defense m . . .

White House Uses Bieber Petition to Push Immigration Reform

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 12:21 PM

Instead of commenting directly on a popular petition to have bad-boy pop star Justin Bieber deported to Canada, the Whit . . .

Holy Fire Ceremony Draws Thousands in Jerusalem

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 11:47 AM

The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved