Before Benghazi, there were plenty of attacks worth investigating
by Isaiah Webster III
For the past 15 months, the Republicans have been showing their ass, demanding an investigation into the attacks on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. This attack happened on 9/11/12, and killed 4 people. It was the only deadly attack during President Obama’s administration. I checked to see how many deadly attacks occurred during President George W. Bush’s administration. Here’s the list:
1/22/2002: US Consulate in Kolkata, 5 killed
6/14/2002: US Consulate in Karachi, 12 killed
2/28/2003: US Embassy Islamabad, 2 killed
6/30/2004: US Embassy Tashkent , 2 killed
12/6/2004: US compound Saudi Arabia, 9 killed
3/2/2006: US Consulate in Karachi, 2 killed
9/12/2006: US Embassy in Syria, 4 killed
3/18/2008: US Embassy at Yemen, 2 killed
6/9/2008: US Consulate at Istanbul, 6 killed
9/17/2008: US Embassy at Yemen, 16 killed
As you can see, there were 10 attacks, killing 60 people. I also researched how many times the Republicans called for investigations into these attacks. Zero. Not a single time.
Unlike now, the Republicans didn’t see the need to hold any hearings into the attacks on our consulates and embassies while President Bush was in office. They never accused him of covering it up, or failing to provide adequate security. Curious, isn’t it?