Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Real Benghazi Scandal

Gary L. Bauer

Yesterday we reported that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee had issued a subpoena to the State Department demanding "all documents and communications referring or relating to the Benghazi talking points." On Fox News last night, columnist Charles Krauthammer offered his thoughts on the possible origin of those talking points. Here's what he suggested could be the real scandal:

"The biggest scandal of all, the biggest question is what was the president doing in those eight hours. He had a routine meeting at five o'clock. He never after during the eight hours when our guys have their lives in danger, he never called the Secretary of Defense, he never calls the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, he never called the CIA Director. …
"But five hours in he calls the Secretary of State. And after the phone call she releases a statement essentially about the video and how we denounce any intolerance. It looks as if the only phone call is to construct a cover story at a time when the last two Americans who died were still alive and fighting for their lives. There's the scandal and that has to be uncovered."