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What's (and where's) the story on 9/11/12? page 2

Date published: 11/16/2012


Donald J. Horan asks, "Where in God's name is the outrage?" in his Nov. 10 commentary, "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi." It's right here.

I'm outraged, and every decent American should be. It was tasteless enough that President Obama sat and watched the operation against Osama bin Laden and then made his death a key accomplishment in his election campaign. But to know for seven hours that four brave people were in fatal danger, to deny them help, to relieve military commanders of their commands who wanted to help them, and then to fly off to Las Vegas to party--that's disgusting.

And all this was done so that Obama's re-election boat would not be rocked. Even more reprehensible is the media's downplaying of the scandal. Now they are trying to divert the public's attention from the whole debacle by focusing on David Petraeus' peccadillos.

This incident cannot be swept under the carpet. The congressional hearings on this affair should be open to the public. National security is not an issue here. These unnecessary deaths are.

Remember the circus of congressional hearings over Watergate? At least nobody died in Watergate.

Pat Phillips


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