By Cathy York

Part of this past Friday’s document dump was the Investigative Report on the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012 from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired (for now) by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI).

Startlingly, in stark contrast to accounts from three security contractors (Kris “Tanto” Paronto, John “Tig” Tiegen, and Mark “Oz” Geist) who survived the attacks and rescued approximately 25 Americans, the report concludes that not only was the security perfectly adequate prior to the attacks, but that no one gave a stand-down order to the team champing at the bit to go rescue Ambassador Chris Stevens and Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith.

(Security team members Glen Doherty, who flew in from Tripoli, and Tyrone “Rone” Woods were killed later in the attacks.)

In summary, the Committee concludes that the CIA ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi… Appropriate U.S. personnel made responsible tactical decisions that night, and the Committee found no evidence that there was either a stand down order or a denial of available air support. (page 1)

Senator Lindsey Graham (R[INO to some]-SC) appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning and told host Gloria Borger that…

 

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