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Government failed victims, lied to public

May 15, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

I am absolutely disgusted since watching the coverage on Fox News of the 'whistle blowers' telling of their experiences during the Benghazi attack.

Our other news outlets didn't seem to care enough about our ambassador, Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, the victims of incompetence in our government, to bother with complete coverage.

These brave and abandoned men gave their lives in service to our government but our government failed them miserably. As if this wasn't bad enough, the key government officials lied outright (think talking points) to the American public, not once, but over and over and over.

Our president said, "We will bring justice to those who took them from us," and "Their sacrifice will never be forgotten." As to the first statement I would remind him that this travesty took place Sept. 14, 2012.

Tomorrow, May 11, will mark the eight-month anniversary. I have not seen any justice yet, just insult to their memories.

For our then secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to wave her arms recently and say, "What difference does it make?" when asked why her department kept referring to it as a "demonstration" when she obviously knew it was a terrorist attack, is the height of insensitivity.

If you don't know what difference, Mrs. Clinton, I hope you find out at election time. I will certainly show with my vote what I think of liars in our government.

Many members of the democratic party should be ashamed. The news networks that don't seem to feel this is an important story should be ashamed.

And finally our president and our then secretary of state should be ashamed.

I wholeheartedly praise the men who came forward to tell what really happened. I thank you, Mr. Gregory Hicks, Mr. Eric Nordstrom and Mr. Mark Thompson.

Be proud and forge ahead. You have honored your colleagues. Know that your action is appreciated.

Barbara Leonard Burnett

Lehigh Acres



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