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Rand Paul Goes Nuclear Over Benghazi

October 29, 2012
AP File

Senator Rand Paul: “The more we learn about the response  to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the more apparent it is  that the Administration completely failed to adequately protect Americans in  danger”

Sen. Paul Statement on Administration’s  Failure in Libya

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul today issued the  following statement regarding new information pertaining to the Obama  Administration’s mishandling of the attack on the American consulate in  Benghazi, Libya.
The more we learn about the response to the attack on  the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the more apparent it is that the  Administration completely failed to adequately protect Americans in danger. They  failed to provide a Marine detachment to defend our diplomatic facilities in  Libya—one of the most dangerous places on the planet—and they failed to act when  those facilities came under attack. Americans posted in Libya repeatedly  expressed their concern to their superiors that it was unsafe and that they were  not adequately protected. Where were the Marines?

The Consulate’s annex in Benghazi was under siege  for more than four hours, and this came after the first attack on the U.S.  Consulate compound. Despite repeated requests for help, dozens of Americans were  left to fend for themselves against heavily armed terrorists. With hours to  respond, there was more than enough time to dispatch a Special Operations team  from Sigonella Air Force Base in Sicily, but no attempt was made. And now,  reports are coming out that CIA and special forces that may have been able to  help were told to stand down and not intervene.

Four Americans were killed—including our  Ambassador to Libya—but their lives might have been saved had we intervened. I  ask again: Where were the Marines to protect American personnel in Libya?

Instead of sending Marines to defend Americans in  danger, the State Department was focused on “greening” our Vienna Embassy and  installing charging stations for its new electric cars.

Someone must be held accountable for this  inaction. The American people and the families of those who were killed expect  and deserve to know the truth behind the Administration’s complete inaction and  failure to protect

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/sen-rand-paul/2012/10/26/rand-paul-goes-nuclear-over-benghazi#ixzz2Ahcy9G7k

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