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October 10th, 2012
05:46 PM ET

Congress digs on Libya consulate attack

Republicans attack administration over lack of security at the Benghazi consulate, CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.


Filed under: Congress • Jill Dougherty • Libya
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  1. twitter follow

    I enjoy reading through an article that will make people think. Also, thank you for permitting me to comment!

    December 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
  2. joe

    the whole embassy issue is ridiculous, all middle east posts should have had extra security on the week prior to 9/11. common sense, which clearly Obama lacks.

    October 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
    • Caryl

      Personally, a much more important discussion should be about the voting machines purchased by Bain Capital through the Romney family-owned trust Solamere - this occured in July,2011, and has been confirmed by The Nation & NY Times – The Austin-based e-voting machine company is Hart Intercivic . Why are these machines being used in key battle states ?? Why aren't we talking about this ? Isn't this a conflict of interest?? Isn't this fraudulent ????

      October 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  3. JSoni

    How about keeping Libya in perspective: 9/11 was the largest security lapse in US history. AND it happened on US soil. Yet George W. Bush was reelected.

    October 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  4. Marsh hen

    Where is hillary Clinton? Why are reporters not hounding her for comments on the state department testimony?

    October 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  5. Ted Bowersox

    Just checked my CNN app on my iPad. Over 90 top stories to feature ....not one on Benhazi and the govt. cover up and lies. Come on CNN.... This story should be front page headlines everyday like Watergate. What did Clinton, Biden and Obama know, and when did they know it?

    October 14, 2012 at 4:04 am |
  6. joe

    wake up america, obama policy with middle east is key, you wont need a job if your dead.

    October 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
    • Judy

      You're right about that!!!

      October 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
  7. Paul Chad

    Very selective video clip choices! Question to the State Dept staff, was a lack of funding in any way a reson for this event/ outcome? Answer NO. Where is that clip? State Dept staff Ms Lam, We watch the attack LIVE on the video feed.. Where is that clip? Members voted on if they should hold these meetings not only was there bipartisan support there was one more Dem than Rep vote infavor of the hearings. Where is that clip? Issa, This committee want a copy of the video tape. State department, We turned it over to law enforcement. Issa, we have talked to the FBI They don't have the video and they don't have a problem with he committee getting a copy and viewing it. Where is that clip? State Dept said they never said there was a protest outside because of a YouTube video, where is that video clip. There where many more very important findings in the public hearings that CNN choose not to use, Why?

    October 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • JB

      I agree. Also why is CNN ignoring the protest in Egypt? Was that not about the video? I have never been more dissapointed in the reporting of CNN until this topic

      October 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  8. manning El Paso, TX

    I STRONGLY AGREE WITH WILL! cuts funding in the embassy security. Ironic. THIS COST AMERICAN LIFE!

    October 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  9. darwin

    How laughable how the GOP are questioning the attack on Libya when Congress, republican majority, cuts funding in the embassy security. Ironic...lol

    October 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
    • Marsh hen

      Funding was not an issue, according to the testimony.

      October 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  10. Will Gribble

    Republincan's attack? ....Three things we learned for those of us who viewed the questioning objectively; a) the mission was attacked several months ago, and that info was withheld from the public, b) the terrorist cell threatened (on Facebook!) to carry out another attack, c) a request for extra security was madee (and denied) to prevent this from happening and d) there was no evidence at the scene of the attack to suggest any sort of "protest" was happening leaves me to ask the question

    October 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm |

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