Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Benghazi Blame Affixed, Resignations Ensue

No, not the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Don't be stupid.

Three State Department officials resigned under pressure on Wednesday following a report that detailed “grossly inadequate” security measures at the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya, on the night assailants besieged it in September, leaving four Americans dead, The Associated Press reported.

The A.P., quoting an unidentified administration official, said Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, had resigned. The third person, who was not identified, was an official with the department’s Bureau of Near East Affairs, The A.P. said.

The report, by a panel called an accountability review board, investigated the attack on the diplomatic mission and the C.I.A. annex in Benghazi on Sept. 11, which led to the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. It criticized those State Department officials for ignoring requests from the American Embassy in Tripoli for more guards for the mission and for failing to make sufficient safety upgrades.

Wonder if Hillary will do the honorable thing, as Donald Rumsfeld did when confronted with the Abu Ghraib scandal, and offer to resign?

Nah. It's a Clinton we're talking about, after all.


Old NFO said...

And of course there will be NO criminal charges for failure to act... sigh

ProudHillbilly said...

I'm actually surprised that ANYBODY resigned.

Bob said...

@ProudHillbilly: I am too, actually.