November 14, 2012

Petraeus Should Testify About Benghazi Attacks

Boston Globe, Boston Globe

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In his embarrassment over his tangled affair and ruined career, it’s understandable that David Petraeus may be reluctant to go before congressional committees to answer questions about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Then again, talking about Libya may be more appealing than any other conversations that might come his way. Either way, Petraeus’s obligation to respond to Congress on the attacks that killed an ambassador and three other Americans doesn’t end with his resignation as CIA director.

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TAGGED: CIA, Libya, Benghazi, United States, David Petraeus


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A Timeline of Errors on Benghazi
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Petraeus Adds Farce to Benghazi Tragedy
Tim Stanley, Telegraph Blogs
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