By James A. Lyons
By arming the rebels, we're aiding al Qaeda
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Saying "I don't think anybody lied to anybody," Secretary of State John F. Kerry promised Wednesday to appoint a special liaison to dispel Republican lawmakers' lingering suspicions over the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
The father of a former Navy SEAL killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, says he learned the details of his son's bravery not from the Obama administration, but in an email from an American whose life was saved by his son.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Thursday that a U.S. commando team was mobilizing as the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was unfolding last month, but the lethal assault was over by the time the team arrived.
"Part of their code of honor is they never leave anyone behind," he said of former Navy SEALs like his son and others who fought to defend the CIA building.
"We don't want newspaper reports; we want the people who were on the ground," he said.