Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Joe Lieberman, seemed to have the same questions as the rest of the country about what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11; however, when he offered up possible answers to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell he contradicted himself six ways to Sunday.
The Senator flaunted a “learn as we go” policy and readily admitted to the missed warning signals that “screamed” at the U.S. Defense Department from Libya leading up to the tragedy. Lieberman brought up the fact that the Brits had already made the wise decision to pull out of the volatile region to protect their troops. He spoke in detail about the well-known problems in the area, documented and undocumented, and then in true political CYA fashion, he lamented the fact that the cuts in funding hurt the military and caused Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three men to die needlessly.
After all, there was no one available for hours to send for back up, due to . . . “a stretched military.” There were not enough “assets available,” he said.
Yes, you read correctly. Huh?
After such a twisted spin, it only stands to reason that he defended Ambassador Rice’s talk show circus – I mean, circuit – the Sunday after the attack, and said that Congress should have “mercy” on her. After all of the evidence he laid out describing a growing terrorist hotbed, with a straight face and all sincerity, he said Rice was only repeating what the intelligence community knew about the attacks at the time. It’s all in the following video. Listen for yourself.