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Out of the report on the been Ghazi terrorist attacks whether it amounts to outright whitewashed joining us is Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.
Fox News contributor Judith Miller former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.
Thank you both for being here I want to start -- just a couple of the findings.
From the the executive summary of this report and like to put them operate.
These two findings occur within.
-- While one paragraph separates these two findings and I'd like if you would to take a look at the first -- -- -- Tripoli did not demonstrate strong and sustained advocacy.
With Washington for increased security.
Or special mission -- -- that means the cops.
Here is the other finding.
After one paragraph security -- -- been Ghazi on the day of the attack and in the months and weeks leading up to -- Was inadequate.
Despite repeated requests from special mission -- -- And embassy -- for additional staffing.
Judith Miller reconcile what looks like directly contradictory findings.
Within a paragraph of one another in this report.
Well I can't Lou but I think that the people who wrote it.
And the woman who commission and its secretary of state Hillary Clinton is gonna have to answer that question on Capitol Hill these hearings into this report.
Which I find anything but a -- I think this is incredibly damning report about the administration's.
Behavior and security.
Posture in -- Ghazi and questions are going to be asked and then we'll have to be -- Whitewash heard incredibly damning report investor -- Well I think it's incredibly damning look we we haven't seen the classified report we don't know -- -- named any names like the three people who resigned today.
But I can tell you this I've had a lot of jobs at the State Department one of -- -- being an assistant secretary.
And when somebody's got to take the followed the department that's the place they take him but I tell you can't read this report.
And not conclude that the secretary of state and her top people were either completely asleep at the switch.
Or utterly unaware of what was going on in Libya and the broader Middle East or maybe some combination of both our -- when.
And I want to challenge you well if I may.
-- -- the deepest respect to your arm I'm -- and respectful of -- But I didn't learn a single new thing in this report.
That I hadn't already been apprised.
By the reporting at Fox News Channel.
IE I am stunned.
To see that there is no -- naming individuals responsible there's a failure here to talk about the video.
The real time video from both the facility.
And from the drone that was in the -- -- within within two hours of the the events.
I'm stunned to see that there is a whitewash of the decision making that refuse to send.
US forces to disband a -- -- and a missing ambassador.
I am stunned.
Those -- -- -- have a.
Well I think that admiral Mullen says there wasn't enough time to send.
Added military support for our.
Of those people who were trapped -- he annex as opposed to the mission PM the consulate but I think that your right about this slew.
All of the questions where many of the questions that you and others on Fox News have been asking about this.
We're not answered by this report.
And what I found personally depressing about this report.
Was the repetition of failures that we have seen since the marine compound bombing by the -- in 1983.
How much time does it take for the State Department in the US government to learn that you need Arabic speakers on the ground.
-- that you need added security cameras on the ground or that you need enough people to protect your people on the ground and it we have gone over this again and again.
The State Department doesn't seem to learn any lessons and that's where I think Hillary Clinton is gonna have a problem.
-- -- Look like when they talk about systemic failure repeatedly you have to say -- who's in charge of the system.
And the system the captain of the ship at the State Department is the secretary of state that they -- -- they didn't want to say that and maybe the panel didn't mean to say that but that's the inescapable conclusion.
Of that long litany of failures and and I think while the scope of this report is very limited.
But it lays a basis for congress to go forward I mean I think we shouldn't -- get be at that clear sharp.
-- ambiguous statement there was no demonstration and then -- they knew from the get go this was a terror.
You know -- this any number of ways you want to if -- in the White House in this administration.
The American people were lied to they were lied to from the outset of this tragedy.
These terrorists attacks and are still being lied to whether directly or by omission as far as I personally am concerned.
Ambassador I've got to refer I want to interject something.
If I may because there is a phrase of the week on this broadcasting -- you -- its author.
Saying the State Department on Tuesday dismissed John Paul's assertion the secretary of state -- but we're -- faked an illness and an injury to avoid testifying.
This week about the Libyan terrorist attack here is what investor -- set.
Every foreign service officer in every Foreign Ministry in the world knows the phrase when you don't want to go to a meeting our conference or an event.
You have a diplomatic illness and this is a diplomatic illness that beat the band.
Thank you both for being here at basketball thank you get a dollar thank you -- yet.
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