Uncut: The tragedy of politics continues in Benghazi debate



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Posted on November 2, 2012 at 7:46 PM

It would be nice to get some definitive answers to what happened in the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. Now that the recovery and clean up from Hurricane Sandy is underway, it should return to national headlines.

It's this week's Uncut commentary.

I was on vacation overseas the day Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. I told my wife that morning, "This has to be terrorism."

I have no access to special information, but think about it: an attack with mortars and heavy weapons on a U.S. consulate in a sporadically lawless country with armed factions - some of which hate us - and on September 11th. What else could it be?

I'm sure there was some initial confusion about what happened, and I get that. The trouble is, the confusion continues

Revised timelines, new  details, evidence left behind -- no one seems to have a definitive answer to what occurred, and whenever someone claims they do, later information proves they didn't. Just yesterday, the CIA released a detailed timeline of events.

Now, with an election on Tuesday, it's becoming a political football; people calling it "worse than Watergate," and "claims of Ambassador Stevens having been gang raped," as if the tragedy itself wasn't bad enough.

I don't know what happened. Obviously something went wrong. Four of our people are dead; killed on a day when every American should have been extra vigilant.

It is truth that will set us free in the growing debate over Benghazi - the whole truth - and revealed to all of us sooner, rather than later.

Those are my thoughts, tell me yours at jmccaa@wfaa.com.