WASHINGTON, DC – The September 11 terrorist attacks on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, continues to take their toll on State Department personnel.
The word out of Washington is that Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary for diplomatic relations, has resigned, along with Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs, who was responsible for security at diplomatic outposts.
Documents show Lamb repeatedly denied requests for additional security in Libya.
These resignations come as members of Congress get their first review of a special report on the events leading up to the attacks that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
The report starts off by saying the events were ‘a series of terrorist attacks’, and then blames everyone from senior State Department administrators to the worthless local security teams.
After the release of the report, there was bi-partisan disgust and outrage on Capitol Hill at the systemic failures in leadership, intelligence, and security.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won’t be talking with lawmakers about the report because she`s at home recuperating from a concussion.
However, she says she accepts the findings in the report, and back in October, she accepted full responsibility for what happened.
President Truman always said the buck stops with him. We’ll have to wait to see if the Benghazi buck ever makes it to the current President.