State Department foreign service officer and former deputy chief of mission in Libya, Gregory Hicks arrives for testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a hearing titled, “Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage” in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Did the United States mishandle the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya? Was there a cover-up? Four Americans died when the U.S. diplomatic outpost was attacked, and some were outraged that there was no military response. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” this weekend and and stated that he would have handled the situation in the exact same way. And today, President Obama called media’s renewed interest in Benghazi a “sideshow” and denied any sort of a cover-up.
Nick Gillespie, Editor in Chief, Reason.com and ReasonTV, Co-Author of the book “The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America”
Nicholas Wapshott, Reuters columnist
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