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Administration 'absolutely lying' about Libya attack

Chad Groening   ( Thursday, October 11, 2012

A bestselling author and critic of Islam says members of the Obama administration weren't telling the truth about the events that led to murder of four Americans stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

In a testimony before a House panel on Wednesday, the former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya said the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were recently killed, never had the forces it needed to protect itself. Lt. Col. Andrew Wood told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that U.S. security was so weak that in April, only one U.S. diplomatic security agent was stationed in Benghazi.

The committee hearing followed assertions by the State Department that it never concluded that the September 11 attack stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, even though U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice previously described the attack as spontaneous. Rice has denied trying to mislead Congress.

Spencer, Robert (Jihad Watch)But Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, says that is exactly what she did.

"Their earlier statements saying it was all about the video and it was a spontaneous uprising are abundantly documented," he notes. "And it's clear now that they were absolutely lying then.

"They knew that this attack was coming, that they had abundant warning of it, that they were actually asked to increase security and ignored the requests. And so their responsibility for this is absolute. This ought to be a foremost campaign issue at this point."

While some suggest the mainstream media will try to ignore it, Spencer suggests Governor Romney bring it up during future debates.

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