Another CIA Debacle: The Real Benghazi ScandalSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:51
Another CIA Debacle: The Real Benghazi Scandal
Friday, 17 May 2013 09:38
By Melvin A Goodman, CounterPunch | Op-Ed
When congressional Republicans complete manipulating the Benghazi tragedy, it will be time for the virtually silent Senate intelligence committee to take up three major issues that have been largely ignored. The committee must investigate the fact that the U.S. presence in Benghazi was an intelligence platform and only nominally a consulate; the politicization by the White House and State Department of CIA analysis of the events in Benghazi; and the Obama administration’s politicization of the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which has virtually destroyed the office and deprived congressional intelligence committees of their most important oversight tool.