Editor's Note: The irony, that in an election year, John Boehner finally comes forward and is pushing for a select committee to investigate the Benghazi cover-up after the recent bombshell email releases. Boehner stood opposed to a select committee last year, despite support for Congressman Frank Wolf's (R-VA) resolution that was introduced back in January 2013, which had more than 117 supporters in the House of Representatives, along with the support of the mother of slain information management officer Sean Smith, Patricia Smith. At that time, Boehner said it was too costly, and this was after he oversaw the passing of the fiscal cliff deal and the debt ceiling compromise with Obama. While I'm glad to see a reversal, one has to wonder if Boehner doesn't have "electile dysfunction."
So now we have proof of what we, the much maligned truth tellers, have been saying since day one. The video had nothing to do with the jihad attack at Benghazi, and even if it did, the coward in the White House copped out to sharia instead of standing for freedom. The White House knew from the very first that it was Islamic terror. The White House directed the cover-up.
The release of Benghazi emails tied a top White House aide to former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice's mendacious Sunday show statements after the Benghazi terror attack.
Knowing that the cold-blooded murder of our Ambassador and three other brave Americans was Islamic terror, knowing this, the President of the United States stood up before the world a week later and said, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." That is what the President said after we were brutally attacked on September 11, 2012. That Romney never pounded this is one of many reasons he was a hopeless loser.
What I want to know is, where was Obama on the night of the Islamic terror attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012?
And why didn't he give the order to help our people? America always saves our people. No matter the odds. Only he could have given the order.
Where are Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein? *Headslap* Accountability, that's only for Republican presidents.
The Republicans better get their act together and grow a pair. The investigation of Benghazi has been pathetic — half-assed, half in, half out. If Obama has been steamrolling over our freedoms, it is because the right laid down for him and the corrupt, complicit media. The Whigs were thrown over when they, too, became ineffectual.
Boehner should have done this years ago. Makes you wonder what they have on him.
As for the media, they ought to be on this like white on rice. The White House went after FOX news reporters who pursued this story. James Rosen was targeted for prosecution. FOX was banned from State Department briefings, etc. Don't they know that big oppressive government will eventually come after them?
UPDATE: Other news organizations confirm the report below that House speaker John Boehner will announce the formation of a select committee on Benghazi, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy.
House Speaker John Boehner is "seriously considering" appointing a select committee to investigate the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior GOP leadership aide. The move comes after the revelation of an email from a top Obama national security official, Ben Rhodes, instructing Susan Rice to focus on an anti-Muslim internet video to explain the attacks.
"The new emails this week were the straw that broke the camel's back," says the aide. "The Speaker was furious to learn that the administration withheld relevant documents from a congressional subpoena. He's sick and tired of this evasion and obstruction from the administration, and wants a solution to finally force accountability, get to the truth, and provide justice."
Boehner, who has paid careful attention to the Benghazi developments since the attacks, has resisted calls to appoint a select committee, preferring to allow the various committees of jurisdiction to pursue investigations of their slices of the attacks on their own. Aides say Boehner continues to believe that the work of those committees has been valuable. "The current committees investigating the attack have done good work, using their authority, including subpoena authority, to gather facts, interview hundreds of witnesses, and conduct dozens of hearings. But this week's events demonstrate a new level of stonewalling and obfuscation by the administration that requires a new level of investigation."
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