BOHEMIA, NY, Nov 16 – Americans want to know what happened in Benghazi on September 11th and, according to a poll taken by the Association of Mature American Citizens, they demand answers sooner than later, said Dan Weber, president of AMAC.
There were an unprecedented 6,418 respondents in the association’s on-site survey taken this week and 6,393 of them said they wanted a Special Prosecutor to investigate possible misconduct over the way the Benghazi attack was handled, Weber explained. He noted that it is virtually unheard of to have that many respondents to a poll, let alone to have a statistical return of 100% in favor an issue.
“It is obvious that Benghazi is a burning post-election question in the minds of the American people. They want to know why and how our Ambassador Christopher Stevens was murdered along with an aide, Sean Smith, and embassy security personnel, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. They also want to know if there was a deliberate cover up,” Weber added.
He said that “the response to this survey was highly unusual in that there was unanimity among the respondents. It is an issue that was skirted over during the last days of the presidential election campaign, but it can no longer be ignored by President Obama.”
Weber said he was disappointed that “the sudden resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus last week and, the ensuing scandal, was needed to attract the attention of the mainstream media, in earnest, to a story that should have been front page from day one.”
Petraeus’ resignation came just days before he was scheduled to testify before Congress about what he knew and when he knew it. The timing has sparked significant speculation about the administration’s role in what some have called “a nightmare of a fiasco.”
President Obama and his election campaign surrogates kept insisting for weeks following the assault on our Consulate in Benghazi that it was the work of a “flash mob” upset by an American made film about Islam. This, despite a growing mountain of evidence to the contrary.
“If it was, indeed, a campaign ploy to duck the issue, it worked because it wasn’t until after the votes were counted did talk about the film cease,” according to the AMAC chief.
Committees in both houses of Congress are investigating the events before and after the attack, “but we need to ensure there is an investigation untainted by possible political biases. If ever circumstances cried out for the appointment of an independent Special Prosecutor, those surrounding the incident in Benghazi certainly do,” Weber concluded.
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