Key commander to be questioned on Benghazi goes missing

Col George Bristol

Photo credit: CBS News

During the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command leadership, CBS News reported. While it would be expected he could answer Congress’ questions about that night, no one seems to know where he is – or isn’t telling.

“They say he’s retired and they can’t reach out to him,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CBS News. “That’s hogwash.”

Pentagon spokesman Major Robert Firman told CBS News that the Department of Defense has been forthcoming about all matters related to Benghazi, and that it “cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress.”

Firman also issued somewhat of a challenge, adding that “any congressional committee can call the witnesses it needs” through subpoena, if necessary.

In a closed-door hearing on June 26, the House Armed Services Committee questioned Bristol’s former superiors, commander of Special Operations Command Africa Rear Adm. Brian Losey and former commander Gen. Carter Ham, who happens to be retired.

The Defense Department defended Ham’s appearance, saying he was not yet officially retired at the time.

“We will end up talking to [Bristol] at some point,” Chaffetz said. “He had a very important role and we want to talk to him about it… All this raises concern when there’s so much resistance to letting us speak with him.”

Chaffetz noted that the Defense Department was more responsive on Benghazi than other federal agencies, but helping to locate Bristol was one area it was lacking.

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
Cheryl Carpenter Klimek


44 thoughts on “Key commander to be questioned on Benghazi goes missing

  1. emily martinsen says:


  2. emily martinsen says:


  3. emily martinsen says:

    the word on the street is ……he'll be /if not already / tortured to death…he/nor his body will ever be seen/heard of again…..!!!Russia????????omg

  4. Ted says:

    Tim. Still no info. I think maybe you ain't got nuttin. Worse president? W: WTC, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Your scale about what is worst is off by far. Maybe you meant "Wurst".

  5. emily martinsen says:

    interesting………names, please!!!!the WTC 911 truthers show inside job/s re implosions..etc.!!! There were resources …about 1.5 hr away..air, that could have been called early on,.,.,.,.sorry, you appear to be buying the hype!!!!lies!!!!

  6. emily martinsen says:

    names/list, please……….they need to stand up …if only we could collect S S in lump sums………they wont allow the form to be released by which we can do that…then these guys could say what happened!!

  7. emily martinsen says:

    wowowo great perspective!!!!!!!but anarchy?????yike?

  8. Joan Rogers says:

    Why has America become so weak? So seemingly cowardly? Why can't true Americans just stand up and speak TRUTHS?? My God, have mercy. Help America.

  9. Tim says:

    Ted: I see you didn't respond to my other post/question. So i'll try again:

    Do you really believe there's nothing fishy about blaming a bad muslim video? Hillary happens to be sick that day? There was no one within 7 or 8 hours to help (which is the time they spent in horror trying to defend themselves)? There is so much blatantly wrong, but if you're stuck watching CNN or any other lame stream media, you won't get the whole truth…guaranteed.

  10. Pamela Smith says:

    If he was suppose to testify about Bengahzi, and he's gone missing, you can bet your life that either Hillary or Obama has added him to their long, long list of murders!Check this out: The Clinton Body Count – They now call her the black widow.These two don't even hide the fact that they are in it up to their eyeballs. Just think of how many people know about everything they've done, and how it could come back to bite them. One can only hope.

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