Many questions remain in the two months since the September 11th terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, where the United States Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans were killed.
James Carafano and Morgan Lorraine Roach from the Heritage Foundation wrote, â€śUnderstanding what was behind the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi and the tragic results is vital for preparing for future security threats to embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions. The attack in Benghazi reveals a terrorist attack profile that the U.S. is likely to see again. If the U.S. is to learn the lessons of this tragedy and prepare for the next 9/11, it should get unvarnished, complete, and accurate answers to four key questions regarding the security for the Benghazi consulate.â€ť
Despite repeated requests for security assistance and increased assaults against Western interests in the Middle East, the administration has yet to explain why no U.S. armed forces were available to aid these four American citizens.
A recent statement by Senators McCain, Graham, Ayotte and others asked the President â€śto level with the American people and tell us what happened and why these four brave Americans were not better protected.â€ť
I share their concerns and have co-sponsored a bill, H.R. 6511, that requires the President to report to Congress on the September 11th attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, as well as installations in Egypt, Yemen and in Libya's capital of Tripoli. Additionally, the bill condemns those attacks and offers condolences to the families of those killed in Benghazi, Libya.
Question of the week: Do you support legislation requiring an investigation into what happened in Benghazi and why calls from our diplomats on the ground for additional security went unanswered?
( ) Yes
( ) No
( ) I donâ€™t know
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Take the poll here.
Find out the results of last weekâ€™s instapoll about the â€śFiscal Cliffâ€ť here.
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