Light, Please

It’s amazing how little light was shed on Benghazi after yesterday’s interminable “news conference.” Here are the facts we know: Ambassador Chris Stevens repeatedly requested additional security for the consulate over many weeks and was turned down; the administration was able to watch the terrorist attack over six or seven hours in real time and did nothing, rejecting calls for help from Navy Seals who went in and gave their lives to protect the staff, even when we had military assets in the region that could have made a difference; and the administration–Obama, Clinton, Rice, Petraeus, Carney, and others–lied for two weeks, telling the country (and even surviving family members) that the attack was simply a film protest gone bad.

We can speculate about why they did this, and why Petraeus was let go the day after the election, but these are the facts as we know them. The incurious, lapdog press yesterday let the president get away with simply saying that everything is “under investigation.” No one had the guts to ask him the obvious but embarrassing question: “What did you know, and when did you know it?”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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