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Administration defends attack response
amid new claim about aid to
embattled mission in Libya

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Robinsolana, 10/27/2012 2:20:36 PM

Washington — Obama administration officials defended their response to the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, amid new claims that the White House failed to send help quickly enough as militants overran the mission. The U.S. ambassador and three other Americans died in the hourslong battle. Fox News reported that security officers working for the CIA in Benghazi heard the attack on the consulate but were twice told to wait before rushing to the compound. Fox also reported that U.S. officials refused when the security team asked for U.S. warplanes

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Latest reports are that assets were overhead and ordered not to help the embattled soldiers on the ground.
This betrayal of our people in Benghazi is very ugly especially in light of the weeks of lies that followed.

Headline resplit, source & byline corrected. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/27/2012 2:54:10 PM     (No. 8967510)

Uh.. how can the Obama administration defend an "attack response" when it did NOT respond?

They let our Navy Seals die.

And they have no shame about it.. no shame at all.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/27/2012 2:56:32 PM     (No. 8967516)

not even worthy of the WaPo doing their own legwork - this is an AP wire story. What exactly do newspaper employees DO these days???

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Brittany, 10/27/2012 3:15:40 PM     (No. 8967559)

Petraeus says that the CIA did not say NOT to go t rescue. General Ham of Southcon scrambled a rescue mission but told to stand down...General Ham has been relieved of Command!

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