At long last the congressional investigation into the Benghazi massacre is over. Both parties have issued their reports.
First of all, we must remember that four brave Americans died. Finger pointing is far less important than seeing that this never happens again. The Republican report did have a number of recommendations.
Now for the finger pointing. There were three fundamental errors that occurred. First, the State Department bureaucracy turned down requests for greater security. The military failed to respond in a timely manner. Part of the blame goes to the State Department for insisting that the Libyan government needed to approve sending in troops. Finally, political appointees in the White House deliberately set out to deceive the American people. The real facts were available but ignored.
So what about Hillary Clinton? She played no role in any of these blunders but did go along with the false story for a while. Whether you vote for or against her, Benghazi should not be a factor to consider.
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