President Barack Obama on Sunday called security issues that led to the deaths of four Americans in the Benghazi consulate attack “a huge problem,” although he continued to defend U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as a victim of political scapegoating by Republicans who have suggested an administration coverup of the situation.
“We’re not going to be defensive about it,” Obama said of the State Department review of the attacks during an exclusive interview on NBC’s Meet the Press. “We’re not going to pretend that this was not a problem. This was a huge problem. And we’re going to implement every single recommendation that’s been put forward.”
Saying that some State Department officials “have been held accountable,” Obama said that the review of the September 11 attack showed there was “sloppiness” in terms of security measures but that mistakes were not intentional.
But it was a lie. Obama knew it was a lie.
The three top State officials who reportedly resigned after the release of the Benghazi investigation are all back at work at the State Department.
The State Department officials who were “sacked” after the release of the internal Benghazi investigation are all back at work in the department.
No one was held responsible for the Benghazi 9-11 terrorist attack that left four Americans, including the US ambassador, dead at the consulate.