Benghazi questions

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In his May 15 column "Benghazi Questions Remain," Dan Simpson states that "one remaining unilluminated area" is the intensity of the squabble over talking point revisions within the government. Another unilluminated area is the fact that four courageous Americans were killed in Benghazi.

Why was military assistance denied these four people after the attack began? Prior to the attack, why were requests for increased security at the compound denied? (As we found out at a congressional hearing, it had nothing to do with the sequester.) And finally, why was the report of al-Qaida threats prior to the attack ignored?

At least Mr. Simpson acknowledges that questions need to be answered. But he loses credibility when he bemoans the fact that the Republicans continue to "beat the dead horse of the Benghazi tragedy."

Brighton Heights



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