Obama Vows to Fix Flaws Discovered in Benghazi Inquiry
Obama Vows to Fix Flaws Discovered in Benghazi Inquiry— The latest from Eric Schmidt of the NY Times shows how the politics of Washington is totally misguided when it comes to recalibrating the US’s strategy in Libya in the wake of the attack. Obama essentially adopted the narrative put forth by the Accountability Review Board’s report, i.e. that if so called security failures and sloppiness were dealt with then the attack could have been prevented. This is exactly the wrong conclusion.
President Obama, in his most detailed comments on an independent inquiry’s report on the attack against the American diplomatic compound in Libya that killed four Americans on Sept. 11, said Sunday that the security and management flaws identified were “huge problems” that reflected “sloppiness” in how the State Department safeguards its missions abroad.
Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who has been one of the fiercest critics of the administration’s handling of the Benghazi attack, said on Sunday that the Senate should delay confirmation hearings on Mr. Obama’s choice to be his next secretary of state, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, until Mrs. Clinton fulfills her promise to testify to Congress.