Oct 27 2012 – 5:57 PM ET
There were many security cameras at the Benghazi US Consulate. One camera was positioned to (and did) record Ambassador Stevens, on September 11, saying good night at 8:40pm Libya time to a Turkish Diplomat.
The video from this camera – I am told – shows (and proves) there was NO PROTEST outside our Consulate. The Obama Administration had that tape immediately and they knew what it showed and knew it immediately. Anyone who watched the video observed the obvious.
Don’t you think the Obama Administration should release that video so that the American people can see for themselves what REALLY happened and not what the Obama Administration tried to feed them in the weeks after the terrorist attack? They won’t release the tape – in fact, they are hiding the video tape from you by classifying it so that it remains out of our reach. Frankly, that is the oldest trick in the book – classify it. They don’t want you to see the tape and they don’t want you to know what THEY KNEW RIGHT AWAY.
The Obama Administration doesn’t even have to release the entire tape (although they should) — I just want to see the few minutes before our Ambassador and the Turkish Diplomat walked out of the Consulate….and a few minutes after the Turkish Diplomat leaves and the Ambassador returns insides.
If the Obama Administration won’t release the video — how about still frames from the video? How could they deny the American people at least that now?
Releasing the video (or stills from the video) now would in no way jeopardize the Obama Administration’s internal investigation. The video is what the video is. If someone appears in the who might have reason not to have his identity disclosed (security), his of her face can be blurred. That is simple.
Release the video would be a good faith showing that the White House is not hiding anything and really does believe in the transparency the President promised when he ran in 2008.
What do you think? Should the President release the video from that camera? Don’t the American people deserve the straight story with supporting evidence?
And, more importantly, isn’t that the DECENT thing to do for the families of the 4 murdered? Should they not have answers?