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11/19/2012 (1 year ago)

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Senator Joe Lieberman argues Republicans taking a short-sighted approach

Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman says that Republicans are taking a short-sighted approach by focusing on U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice's public explanation of events in the Benghazi attack. In addition, Capitol Hill lawmakers disagreed on the importance of role in the aftermath of the fatal Libya attacks that killed four Americans.

Lieberman, and Independent from Connecticut says that the larger questions are being ignored. He wants to know why, with intelligence proving that Al Qaeda was coming into eastern Libya, why the U.S. had left State Department personnel, defenseless and without security.

Lieberman, and Independent from Connecticut says that the larger questions are being ignored. He wants to know why, with intelligence proving that Al Qaeda was coming into eastern Libya, why the U.S. had left State Department personnel, defenseless and without security.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

11/19/2012 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Joe Lileberman, Benghazi attack, Susan Rice, al-Qaeda, terrorism


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Rice had said publicly five days after the September 11 attacks on two U.S. outposts in Benghazi, Libya, that the strikes were "spontaneous." She also said they were spurred on by an anti-Muslim video that had been produced in the U.S. and featured on YouTube.

Capitol Hill testimony by former CIA Director David Petraeus last week proved that U.S. officials knew almost immediately that terrorist-related groups were involved.

"Nobody could deny it was a terrorist attack," Lieberman said on "Fox News Sunday." "But I think we are focusing on questions that are ... not the most significant. Of course, there was a terrorist attack."

Lieberman, and Independent from Connecticut says that the larger questions are being ignored. He wants to know why, with intelligence proving that Al Qaeda was coming into eastern Libya, why the U.S. had left State Department personnel, defenseless and without security. He also wants to know why the Defense Department have nearby resources to come to their defense.

Republican lawmakers think the White House changed the unclassified CIA report that Rice used as talking points for her five TV interviews September 16.

"That (committee) is populated by appointees from the administration," Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "That's where the narrative changed. The narrative was wrong and the intelligence was right." Rogers also suggested that the White House's National Security Council Deputies Committee changed the report.

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, thinks the National Security Council made revisions because all of the agencies that review the reports said at a Capitol Hill briefing that they did not.

"We had every leader of the intelligence community there," the Georgia senator said on "Fox News Sunday."  "The only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there was the White House."

Lieberman was joined on Fox by Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who said he expects Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify before the Senate about the attacks on the U.S. Consulate and a nearby CIA annex.

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