Allen B. West

The “I” word: Does Benghazi bring Obama dangerously close?

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Last week there was a very telling CBS 60 Minutes segment by Lara Logan on Benghazi. Anyone believing this is a ‘phony scandal’ is part of the incredible cover-up being promoted.

It has been over a year and we still have no idea about the truth behind what occurred at the US Libyan consulate. Matter of fact, we do not even know of the whereabouts of President Obama that evening. His last directive, as he has stated, was to ensure those at the embassy got all the resources they needed, but for some reason that never happened.

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Now, House Committee Chairmen Issa and Royce are seeking new hearings for questions that still remain. My recommendation would be to support Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf’s H.Res 36 to appoint a select committee to investigate Benghazi. The measure has over 175 signatures. I would humbly ask that you contact your Representatives and ask if they have signed onto this resolution. The victims and the American people deserve the truth.

How can we idly sit by and believe that the new normal is to allow a US Ambassador and other Americans to be abandoned during a terrorist attack? Libya, especially eastern Libya, has become a sanctuary for Islamic terrorists aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. Ansar al-Sharia, who claimed responsibility for the attack, has a GITMO-released individual as one of its primary leaders.

We’ve witnessed plenty of discussion this week about the credibility of President Obama regarding the issue of Americans keeping their healthcare coverage. Clearly, this lack of credibility is a chronic issue for him.Two weeks after the Benghazi terrorist attack, President Obama was still promoting a lie about a crude video being the impetus behind the attack. From the recent 60 Minutes interview, we certainly know that not to be the case, nor was this spontaneous.

I fully support Senator Lindsay Graham’s filibuster of the Federal Reserve (an entity for which there should also be a select committee by the way) and Homeland Security nominees, Yanet Yellin and Jeh Johnson in order to get the administration to tell the truth.

Why was Ambassador Chris Stevens in eastern Libya on 9-11? What are the questions you’d if you sat on a House Select Committee on Benghazi. Mind you, Harry Reid does not care for you to know the truth.

The Constitution provides that the President shall be removed from office only upon “Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

What do you think? Does Benghazi bring President Obama — as Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn intoned – “dangerously close?”

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