Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Z_CNHI News Service

September 13, 2013

Benghazi anniversary brings little notice - and no justice

(Continued)

STILLWATER, Okla. —

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tried to dismiss any questions about it by calling it old news.

And, of course, the president himself complained in July that critics investigating the attack were focused on “phony scandals.”

What was that about not wavering in pursuit of bringing to justice those who had committed such a terrible act? Bring on Emily Litella: Never mind.

Meanwhile, CNN reported recently that some CIA operatives on the ground at the time are being polygraphed monthly to make sure they don’t leak any information about what actually happened.

Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, an information officer who was among those killed in the attack, spoke this past week on Fox News for all those who believed the president when he vowed to see that justice was done. “It’s hard. I never expected this from my government. All they have to do is tell me the truth,” she said.

Yes, it is hard, but she should not be surprised. Telling the truth has regularly been much too difficult for this administration.

Taylor Armerding is an independent columnist. Contact him at t.armerding@verizon.net

Text Only
Z_CNHI News Service
Featured Ads
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.