Republicans already know what happened that day. They aren't really concerned about the loss of four American lives. If they were, they'd be investigating Cheney, Bush and Rumsfeld for lying us into a war where thousands died or okaying torture when it not only doesn't work but goes against the policies of every civilized nation.
Republicans aren't doing this to find out what happened-- they want rhetoric to go after the Democrats in 2014 and if they can stretch out their total waste of time, as they did years back with a blow job, they will be doing this, instead of any real work, clear 'til '16.
The truth is the riots inspired by the YouTube video probably did play into the hands of terrorists who used it to get closer to their goal of destruction than they might have under other circumstances. Most think now it was al Qaeda that night but there are plenty of other terrorist groups; so that's still not proven.
Righties want to say it was murder, but three mercenaries, men paid as warriors were killed in what was a firefight-- i.e. war. Two by a rocket. The Ambassador was killed by smoke inhalation in what was supposed to be a safe room. Libyans tried to get him help, but it was too late.
What this Republican birther element, and most of them are just that, want to do is what cost Congress doing anything about bin Laden. Remember when Clinton tried to get him before his term was up and they called it wag the dog. Today they will ignore climate change, infrastructure crumbling, tax inequities, fixing the ACA, meaningful immigration reform that doesn't end up with a flood of people coming across the border, and voting fairness (which is not about IDs but about making sure everybody can get to a fair and technically proper voting place).
Half the Republican House wanted to be on this select
The Times said, "They won’t pass a serious jobs bill, or raise the minimum wage, or reform immigration, but House Republicans think they can earn their pay for the rest of the year by exposing nonexistent malfeasance on the part of the Obama administration. On Thursday, they voted to create a committee to spend “such sums as may be necessary” to conduct an investigation of the 2012 attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya."
We all know what this is all about-- that is those of us who read about what happened, who can use logic when putting together facts. It's purely driven by a partisan desire to blame Obama, Hillary or both. We know what their conclusion will be when it's over-- right before the elections in November. Obama and Hillary did it in the library with the pipe wrench!
As the Times said, the right wing hate mongering pundits have been pounding Benghazi since it happened. They never gave it up. IF you listened to any of them on the radio for longer then ten minutes, you know they'll get it in somewhere.
Previous investigations, including one run by Republicans, have never found any evidence of anything more than how things happen when you have terrorist groups out there. There was no conspiracy except maybe the right wing hope they can make something into one. It's ironic that a much greater loss of life in the Marine barracks in Lebanon under Reagan never called for an investigation or even blaming him. Logic was more a factor back then. Things happen when you have hate groups. We know about that in the United States too.
Issa uses his power to head this committee like a brute, and we have seen it time and again. What I'd like to know is what the heck are Republican voters thinking to keep a blowhard and time waster like him in office. He's a Representative, can't Democrats run anybody reasonable against him in California or do Democrats like him being there?
Last I heard Democrats were trying to decide whether to serve on the committee. I can't imagine one good reason any of them should-- given it has two more Republicans than Democrats, hand picked to be predisposed to say what the right wants said.
Now and again I foolishly try to respond in comments in other blogs or news sites to give the other side of issues like Benghazi. It is always a waste of time.
But I just hope Democrats realize how much rides on November. If Republicans really take back the Senate, look for two years of impeachment threats and more of what the House is doing. Seriously, that's what Americans want in a time like this with such critical problems facing us. Seriously???