Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey are testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on last year’s terrorist attack in Benghazi. Doing his part to pass the buck, Panetta noted that “DOD does not have the primary responsibility for the security of U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world. We do work closely with the State Department and support them as requested,” saying that the president “ordered all available DOD assets to respond to the attack in Libya and to protect U.S. personnel and interests in the region.”
Senator Jim Inhofe, while acknowledging these may not be the right witnesses for the issue, did focus in his opening statement as ranking Republican on the official narrative immediately after the attack, saying: “We sit around all day long and talk about the resources that we should have and don’t have, not just here, not just in this part of the world, but all over the world, and that’s fine, I think we all understand that. But that’s not the big problem here. The big problem here is the cover up that nobody talks about and that’s the tragedy.”
Why lack of resources aren't really to blame for Benghazi.
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