McCain claims 'massive cover-up' on Benghazi
GOP senator's frustrations growing
- Duration 5:29
- Date Feb 18, 2013
GOP senator's frustrations growing
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Questions and we have -- a massive cover up.
On the part of a massive comfortable in his life China signed veteran -- Susan Rice says there was a lot of confusion haired guy that -- -- -- what -- he's not here I'm asking you -- can't it -- hunt and I'm asking you do you care whether four Americans died.
Do you the reasons for that and and shouldn't Pete -- will be held accountable for the fact that for learned what I said there's a cover a very popular man.
I just ask you a couple of -- Roy Blunt of the information.
Out concerning the deaths of four brave Americans.
It was hot that was Senator John McCain clearly with -- Meet the Press host David Gregory over the weekend KT McFarland -- Fox News national security analyst and former deputy assistant secretary defense during.
The Reagan administration general Jack teens a retired four star general.
Former vice chief of staff of the army and Fox News military analyst and good morning and we both review -- first at the go ahead with tougher.
-- Europe why because they were but my favorite death and they were down.
They were willfully -- after the repeated calls from the securities -- -- ambassador.
At this is a very dangerous place to -- they were willfully blind when the attack was going on and why because the policy was down.
-- whole Libyan policy we toppled a dictator without any idea what was gonna come afterwards.
And what came after witnesses the resurgent al-Qaeda and a failed Libyan policy so why did they can't -- -- -- What -- couldn't interfere with an election a little reality -- yeah.
-- September 11 so you're two months before that election general what do you make of like the back and forth from the point that McCain's turn.
-- all I've talked to Senator McCain the number of times on the Gaza you know leaders like him at you know their frustration five months after Ben Ghazi.
We still will not have an accounting and -- -- -- responsibility I think the story would go away if the White House and the State Department admitted now that they had the story wrong initially.
And given the facts that the CIA Department of Defense in their own embassy knew was a terrorist attack and they would -- -- above the store for far too long number two.
If the State Department would admit.
That they did not have appropriate security did despite a deteriorating security situation.
And that it's they were responsible.
For the lack of protection that admitted.
Even the DOD bill.
The fact is the DOD on the stance threats they knew that situation was security they were much aware that the ambassador himself said.
They couldn't sustain an attack.
The DOD could have reposition forces and could've put forces on alert and at least pick up the phone call the State Department say look.
Here's what we got we -- -- -- what off forces could do what they can't do can we help.
None of that was done I don't they have sufficient to say the state department of -- that that kind of accountability was out there I think the story goes away.
-- what do you make of that -- how.
How much does it bother you that we still do not have a full accounting with the president did that.
What you know we had a meeting that that ended at 530 you we know that.
I hit a telephone conversation for about an hour.
I would Benjamin Netanyahu.
In my experience by the present -- United States decides he's not interested in something or doesn't want to take an action.
He goes he goes silent and that's what happened when they have a briefing from the journal editor in chief of staff.
And the secretary of defense while the attack was going on.
The president said you guys handle it get back to me later.
Now what signals that sent.
The secretary of defense and the chairman of children she's a staff are not gonna commit American forces to any kind -- rescue mission.
They're not gonna do anything unless the president specifically tells him it's OK to do it.
And that conversation never happened so -- -- -- was going on nobody knew if it was going to be two hours four hours to days to months hostage rescue mission.
Nobody knew when it was started but when the president said don't bother me in effect what he really -- -- whatever happens happens and we're not getting involved.
And I think that's the serious thing that's come out in the last two weeks -- your adrenaline was there.
What would you think about him.
Well I actually agree what -- I mean the fact of the matter is.
The reaction that we had the lack of forces on alert the fact the forces were not available.
To get there in time.
-- has put a whole spotlight initially on the policy is Kate -- T mention was wrong but also.
On Africa comes role in the amount of resources -- should I believe the department of the -- is about fixing that.
This is a volatile part of the world.
And they have been on a diet since there they were created a number of years ago they have got to get the appropriate resources to deal with that part of the world.
I you know.
Lindsey Graham and others say that this is the reason why they won't -- Chuck Hagel and you wonder that in -- as the days go by.
As to whether or not that nomination -- is in danger now McCain says eventually he's gonna go through that was the point and they -- David Gregory yesterday yesterday no -- does he.
Yeah I think he does but he's a very -- secretary of defense which is not going to be the guy the president needs to cut defense deal with the military.
Deal with Capitol Hill.
So that's -- -- general you say yes to or not.
I don't get involved in the nomination process that is political allies stay away from it so -- I've -- Smart about that affect a I met maybe some others to move -- a lesson general thank you and -- thank fans here are.