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Where were you?

Where were you, Mr. President, Madam Secretary of State, Mr. Secretary of Defense, Mr. CIA Director, when our diplomats were threatened by radical Islamist terrorists at our consulate in Benghazi in April and June, and when our ambassador sent you cables documenting deteriorating security? Where were you when our consulate was under siege for several hours? Where were you on 9/12 after four brave Americans had made the ultimate sacrifice?

You were playing politics and not taking care of your people when you withdrew the security forces from Libya and when you failed to send help during the siege on both the Consulate and CIA Annex, and when you blamed it all on an internet film, and when you sent your Ambassador to the United Nations to spin the false story on five Sunday talk shows.

Where will you be next time, Mr. President, Madam Secretary of State, Mr. Secretary of Defense, Mr. CIA Director? Shame on us, if we fail to demand answers and if we fail to hold you accountable and expect things to change.

Claude Hessel, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

Penn Valley

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