Former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency Gen. Michael Hayden stated, “The continuation of a false narrative for weeks after the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead is “not understandable and is not forgivable.”
He is curious about why so few options were available in the first place and why the State Department and the White House weeks later were sticking with the narrative of a demonstration over a video.
“Anyone like me who saw those events would quickly conclude it was a terrorist attack. It was fairly complex, synchronized, direct and indirect fire weapons on multiple locations, and it took place in a part of Libya that was the heartland of the Libyan Islāmic fighting group. I mean, the immediate explanation that this was a bad movie review, that just beggared comprehension,” Gen. Hayden stated.
He continued saying, “If you had this very short menu of very bad choices to make during the event, why is that? My point is, why is there only a short list of very bad options? Why do you put people in harm’s way the way we did when there was solid intelligence that Benghazi was very dangerous? Why did you create the circumstances where there was almost nothing that could be done to save the ambassador and the other people? And then, afterward, I guess I would say don’t treat me like a child. It’s very obvious about what happened here so give me some clarity, rather than obfuscating what really happened on the ground.”
The report by Mullen and Pickering found systemic failures, poor leadership and management deficiencies. Gen. Hayden firmly believes there were lots of mistakes in Benghazi. What Gen. Hayden calls mistakes I’d call incompetence. However; what happened in Benghazi I do not believe were mistakes or incompetence, but the act of traitors by this administration! They got caught running guns to Syrian rebels and had to try to cover it up and allowed four American citizens to be murdered. The State Department has now changed the talking points of the events TWELVE times. This administration lies all the time, but they’ve lied so obviously and poorly about Benghazi they’ve had to come out with a new version of lies TWELVE times. The entire situation is disgusting and people in this administration need to be held accountable for their acts of treason and punished to the fullest extent of the law!