The Tuesday Morning Jolt features more ominous news out of North Korea (again), a look back at how people will remember Margaret Thatcher, and then this bit of overlooked news . . .
700 Special Ops Veterans: We Want a Full Accounting of Benghazi
Via Michelle Malkin, news you probably won’t be reading on the front page of your morning newspaper:
Via the Center for Security Policy, 700 Special Ops veterans sent a letter to Congress today calling on Congress to establish a select committee to investigate the Benghazi cover-up. “The SOF 700 letter was organized at the initiative of Lieutenant General William G. ‘Jerry’ Boykin USA (Ret.) by Special Operations Speaks (SOS),” Frank Gaffney writes. “This not-for-profit organization was established by special operation veterans in 2012 to illuminate the failed operational security environment of the Obama Administration and to restore accountability in government. These veterans have put their lives on the line for our country. The signers are determined to ensure than no one else needlessly loses theirs by establishing — and learning from — the lessons of the Benghazigate scandal.”
The statement notes, “To be sure, several congressional committees have tried to investigate separate aspects of the attack and the Obama administration’s handling of it after the fact. But, with each committee having different jurisdictions, their inquiries so far have been piecemeal and incomplete. The American people still do not have a definitive accounting of what went wrong.”
What can be done?
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Virginia) has introduced a congressional resolution, H. Res. 36, calling for the establishment of a special Congressional committee to investigate the Benghazi attack and the Obama administration’s handling of it in the weeks that followed. It’s an opportunity for a comprehensive investigation that connects all the dots, and holds people accountable.
I hate to be a skeptic about such an obviously noble cause like this, but I’d like to know what a special committee would or could do that the existing committees haven’t or won’t.