After Benghazi, Focus on Facts

Rice has been unfairly attacked. Let's cool down rhetoric.

Source: USA Today
Author: Sen. Carl Levin and Sen. Jay Rockefeller


WASHINGTON – The four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack, and the thousands of others who serve in difficult diplomatic posts, “deserve more than political theater,” Sen. Carl Levin and Sen. Jay Rockefeller write in an opinion piece for USA Today.

Rockefeller, D-W.Va., former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote in response to what they believe are unfair attacks against Ambassador Susan Rice and the Obama administration in the wake of the Benghazi tragedy.

Responding to accusations that the administration has intentionally misled the public, the senators write, “These claims are not based on facts, and it is time we as a nation end this sideshow and get serious about analyzing the causes of and lessons from this tragedy. Terrorist threats to U.S. facilities, personnel and interests are real, and they call for our careful attention.”

The full article is available on the website of USA Today.