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More Benghazi Lies

When insurgents attacked the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, last fall, Col. George Bristol held a key post in the region. As commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, he was in a position to know what options the US had to protect Americans under fire.
Four Americans died in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks; the result was a national outcry and congressional investigation about the lack of protection. Several US officials have testified before Congress since — but not Bristol, a salty Marine whose unit was responsible for special ops in northern and western Africa.
When Congress asked the Pentagon to have him testify, the Defense Department told Congress that Bristol cannot be forced to testify because he retired after stepping down during a change of command ceremony in March. The Pentagon recently restated that to the Marine Corps Times.
And now the truth. Colonel Bristol is, indeed, retiring; he’s going through the process of getting ready to retire—in August.
The Pentagon’s statement to Congress and the media was not a mistake—it was an often repeated lie. When people lie in a combat situation, often people die; perhaps that’s why the Cadet Honor Code at West Point is that I will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. Lying while making an official statement is absolutely unacceptable for people in uniform—but I’m guessing that a number of senior uniformed folks played along with this lie. The purpose of the lie is clearly to continue to hide from Congress and the public the facts about the horrible disaster that took place at Benghazi. Lots of senior people in our government should be in jail for their criminal actions (or non-actions) involving Benghazi—so they’re continuing to lie about it.

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  • Hello. Heard your broacast about Bristol. Good comments! Good show. Good website. I am absolutely disgusted with the Obama administration and especially the Benghazi cover up. When you were at Stanford, were you with Col Manuel Asensio? He was my Battalion commander in RVN. Keep up the good work. FW

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