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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Worse than Watergate
The White House last weekend refuted testimony by former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus to Congress, saying the administration didn’t make any changes in its early talking point about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, to downplay the role of the terrorists (“Petraeus: Benghazi seen as terror strike right away,” Web, Friday).
This sounds akin to the Watergate cover-up in the 1970s — but there is one notable difference: In Benghazi, there were four Americans murdered. Watergate was a political scandal that occurred as a result of the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, and the Nixon administration attempted cover up of its involvement. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
If Nixon was held accountable for Watergate, President Obama must answer for the four Benghazi murders.
GEORGE T. WEIR
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