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As somebody -- worked within the State Department what does it mean it when somebody.
-- the level of Greg hicks says these things and says my bosses were wrong -- my bosses did not do enough that seems like a pretty.
Crazy whichever way you put it.
I think today that's -- put this in perspective hicks is a career diplomat at that apartment not a political appointees of someone who presumably never thought he would be at a hearing in front of congress with this sort of press.
And that would be construed as something that is not good news for a democratic administration the state department's bureaucracy thought to be.
Very Democrat leaning so to have him come up and say these things which really just entirely new anything that was left of the administration's case that well.
There was a lot of information and you know some of it may have been terrorist attack but some of that was also the video there was no video information that came from Ben Ghazi and talking points or not there was a torrent of information.
From the field that said this was a terrorist attack.
-- -- but I think a lot of people would look at that and say OK well.
So walk if President Obama did all and other members of the administration.
Did not immediately say.
These are terrorists as they waited for more information to come and they did not say we are under attack from terrorists so we were under attack in Libya.
It's we don't -- it is -- -- people have died we're looking into it.
How does that make a practical difference.
It's what that was another key part probably the key revelation yesterday and you know the answer the question what Hillary Clinton's what does -- matter anymore and it mattered because in lying to the American people and saying that this was a about a movie.
About a film when it was it we really irritated the governments of Libya.
To the extent that they delayed the time -- which the FBI was allowed to go and investigate the scene of this terrorist attack we can have a separate debate about whether we should be bothered whether it should have been turned over.
To the CIA and special operations command immediately is an act of war but.
The fact is al-Qaeda the Islamist got to the crime scene before we did.
Frankly in other news network got to the crime using before the FBI did they found ambassador Stephen's personal -- so.
This really had a material impact on our foreign relations seven.
And -- material impact in the sense that it -- eight.
Paul civilly and we had to say possibly meant that we couldn't investigate.
Thoroughly enough and their -- those who -- responsible for the deaths of four Americans.
What hot in the final have been out of defined exactly once you Bob and -- -- -- -- that decision which I think was incorrect to treat this as basically law enforcement that essentially is -- the big change from the previous administration to this when we've gone from we -- at war with combatants and he did commit a treat or treat it that way too.
We're gonna go collect evidence we're gonna have press conferences where we talk about chain of custody and very lawyerly things like that.
You can take that approach used you need things like evidence and that crime scene by the time the FBI got there weeks and weeks after this.
Was really mean it couldn't have gathered much information at all and part of that was because the administration misled the public on what.
About at the U do we -- anything in your view yes today a -- -- -- potential attends the bet Mel might have been.
The Americans know that there's no way that they would ever got there in time.
Two would save the life of ambassador Stevens it would appear.
He was fatally wounded we believe in the first attack he never got to the Amex Tyrone woods England guilty.
The former Navy SEALs will both killed in the second attack which began 5:15 AM which is a bad eight hours -- -- the first one.
At the -- Any evidence -- an a hole that if we had scrambled -- forces were available.
Those -- could have been saved because I didn't see anything anybody -- hear anybody say we could have done it.
Right and then yesterday's audience -- to -- -- the people testifying yesterday wouldn't be the ideal sources of information because.
You know we really should hear from people who know about the force posture that was ready.
At our air force base in incirlik in Turkey or our assets in the Mediterranean that time.
Because frankly I don't think we can take the administration's word on any of this anymore but the key thing this wasn't revealed yesterday was who gave the standout and orders because clearly ambassador Stephens.
-- his comrades if you will.
We're hoping for a rescue and mr.
hicks thought one should be forthcoming and was agitating for one.
And we still don't know exactly where that got turned down it seems extremely unlikely that any of the people Libya would have said no no let's not go and then it seems highly unlikely the general -- -- head of Africa command would have given a stand -- order rejected a request so.
I think this leads increasingly to the White House you know one problem with these all of these hearings is.
Partly because all the fireworks took place -- Libya and that's the most interesting thing that's where the focus has -- But the key of the political cover up what I would contend is a political cover up I think all goes back to the White House the senior levels the politicos.
They were the ones who didn't want to respond and they were the ones who didn't want to call this a terrorist attack just two months before the reelection.
And you know if these hearings go on if there is a follow up that ideally is what we should get -- that's the truth of the matter --
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