Despite Obama’s weak promises to bring those responsible for Benghazi to justice, we are yet to see any such action as the government explains their hands are tied. In an effort to remedy this, a Republican congressman is currently drafting legislation allowing the U.S. military the same protocols regarding dealings with Al Qaeda to be used on the Benghazi terrorists.
During a classified meeting between military personnel, representatives and legislators, Army General Martin E. Dempsey explained that the U.S. did not have the legal capacity to deal with (i.e. kill) the terrorists that attacked our consulate in Benghazi. Seeking to remedy this poor excuse is Duncan Hunter who demands that changes need to be made immediately.
Hunter’s deputy chief of staff, Joe Kasper, explained to The Blaze, “Four Americans were killed in the Benghazi attacks and the administration makes the point that there’s no authority to take action if ever needed. Frankly, it’s a cop-out.”
Expressing their frustration with the response, Kasper added, “It’s a weak excuse, but if the administration says it needs authority, let them tell the American people, regardless of whether it’s ever used, that they don’t need it or want it.”
Hunter is a former marine that has been on one Afghanistan and two Iraq tours and knows the necessity of such legislation. Seeing how such protocols are needed with the dealings of Al Qaeda, Hunter is seeking to transfer those same legalities to dealing with those responsible for Benghazi.
The congressman is expected to have quite a bit of support as several other legislators have voiced their outrage over Obama’s seemingly lackadaisical approach to fulfilling his promises and duties as Commander-in-Chief.
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