This morning the chair of the Benghazi committee responded that eleven hours of testimony from Clinton had not produced anything new. Given that its members asked the same questions as before I suppose that is not a huge surprise to him. I honestly do not know if he and the members are as clueless about national security law as they seem – and its limits on testimony – but I sure wish they would get some educated counsel and ask the questions that could be productive.
I was particularly shocked by the political discussion of the early releases about the attack being triggered by a movie being a political ploy…when it was clear within a day or so that it had been a planned and coordinated attack. That has to be all politics because I refuse to believe that the Congress person does not understand that lives and operations were both still in progress and at risk and needed to be protected. Disclosing why al Qaeda had attacked a minor and temporary facility would have led directly to a major CIA operation and you just don’t do that.
However, rather than yammer on about the fruitlessness of it all, anyone interested can see further elaboration in the article below: