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Joining us is Paul Wolfowitz former president of the World Bank deputy secretary of defense in the Bush Administration.
And now a scholar at the American enterprise institute for good to have you -- It would be with you this is a remarkable development that.
This panel the advisory review board is being investigated by the inspector general.
-- -- -- many years that the State Department and to me.
This is unprecedented to have.
IG investigation of an investigation.
But we knew there was something wrong with that.
So called accountability review board because they managed to conclude that responsibility for the failures have been Ghazi.
Rested at the assistant secretary of state level and they reached that conclusion without even interviewing mrs.
Clinton the secretary of state I found that astonishing.
And you say we knew that and further benefit.
All of us.
There is a chain of command at the State Department when an ambassador.
As united and is the US ambassador to Libya are crisper -- had been killed.
That his responsibilities.
In terms of responding to the crisis -- devolved to the to his deputy who was out of the country therefore it meant.
That responsibility went directly to the secretary of state as I understand it is that correct.
No I'm not quite sure in the immediate crisis but here's what -- again I'm quite sure of is this didn't come out of the blue we.
Had warning for basically a year that the security situation.
In Libya was deteriorating.
It was as though the administration was so eager to say mission accomplished.
We did nothing to help the Libyans stand up effective security forces.
We apparently did nothing in the way of serious contingency planning ourselves.
And I think one of the questions that should have been asked to mrs.
Clinton if they had interviewed -- which they didn't.
Is did you ever ask during all that time with all the news reports you're reading -- the intelligence -- -- reports you reading.
Whether security for our mission in Libya was -- and obviously wasn't adequate.
And a -- five committees Republican report.
A holding the secretary directly accountable.
It is -- is as we prepare now for what will be hearings next week on -- Gaza held by the house oversight committee chaired.
By congressman Darrell ice.
This is this is -- we've reached a point now where it appears to many not simply in the opposition.
That this administration is utterly Stonewall.
The American people defied their right to know.
And are you optimistic that something will be forthcoming here that will.
Unlock the secrets.
And the scandal -- -- Well you know I think gets a lot of other great -- -- the American system unlike many in the Third World that I'm familiar with.
That the congress actually has the ability.
To force people witnesses to testify at a whole administration's accountable and to get to the bottom of facts like this we don't know what the facts are in this case and have to wait and see what the hearings produce but again what we do know.
Is there -- remarkable eagerness by the president and his senior people.
To declare mission accomplished when bin Laden was killed in the say the terrorist threat is basically gone away and we can now.
Treated as a law enforcement problem instead of -- you know war which is these are people who -- war with us.
And there are many things that fit into that including the thing for ten days.
After the -- does he attacks that this was all response to some obscure video.
When it was clear from the beginning that it was a well organized terrorists demand.
On September 11 by the way the -- significant.
The -- significant -- the intelligence.
Was reportedly significant suggesting that there should be preparation which the State Department neglected to respond here.
Let me turn quickly if -- -- two quick too quickly.
It'll be too quick but two -- -- two issues.
One of them of course is Syria.
-- the administration house -- created a confusing.
A -- of responses to Syria now.
A Defense Secretary.
-- -- as we just reported saying that the possibility of arming the rebels is back on the table.
Your your reaction.
Well I heard that but when you hear it.
In the real voice you have to realize that -- in his strike fear in the hearts of anybody that's fighting for us on.
And our goal right now on our goal for the last three years.
Should have been to achieve as rapidly as possible a peaceful end to this conflict but persuading the people who are fighting for us so that they're going to lose.
And we have that ability if we would do some simple things and it doesn't mean putting American troops in Syria.
I know the fear about somehow we're gonna repeat the experience of Iraq what we actually -- repeating.
Is an earlier experience in Iraq when will oust Saddam Hussein to slaughter of the rebels in 1991.
And that in many ways led directly to yet another war I'm afraid.
It by sitting on the sidelines for the last two years the administration has allowed this.
We've allowed extremists student gains strength and Syria we've allowed 70000 people to die and now we have a threat of chemical weapons it's very late in the day.
But I hope this is more than just we're gonna think about whether to discuss whether to have a decision whether maybe we'll do something I hope finally they will be serious.
All -- we thank you for being with us much more on -- -- -- answer.
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