According to Bing, "Fighter jets (stationed in Italy) could have been at Benghazi in an hour; the commandos inside three hours…."
Yet no action was taken.
"Why didn't we help our own people!" exclaimed Larry Kudlow.
"For our top leadership, with all the technological and military tools at their disposal, to have done nothing for seven hours was a joint civilian and military failure of initiative and nerve," Bing said.
Republicans have charged that the decision to do nothing was more politically motivated than anything else. They say that after killing Osama bin Laden the President didn't want the public to know about an al-Qaeda comeback in Libya. Read More: White House Benghazi Blunder Grows Even Worse.The White House has, in the past, denied any intentional cover-up and counters that it has been completely transparent – providing its best intelligence on the attack, and then refining it as more information came to light.
On September 11, 2012 Ambassador Christopher Stevens, and the other Americans were killed after Islamist gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate and a safe house refuge in Benghazi.
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