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State Dept. security chief, 2 others resign over Benghazi
2012-12-20
[USA Today] An administration official says the chief of the State Department's security service, one of his deputies and an official from the agency's Middle East bureau have resigned after a damning report that found systematic management failures responsible for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

The official said Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, stepped down under pressure after the release of the report. The third official worked for the Bureau of Near East Affairs, but wasn't immediately identified, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
because he wasn't authorized to discuss personnel matters publicly.
CNN's take is here. Yes, these officials failed and should resign -- or be fired -- but the rot goes higher, I think. I will await Hillary's testimony, assuming she doesn't come down with an acute hangnail or something that regretfully keeps her from appearing.
Posted by:Fred

#9  Like the brainiac who came up with 'Visa Express' (which most 9/11 hijackers used) he'll probably get a big fat bonus and huge promotion.
Posted by: CrazyFool   2012-12-20 16:22  

#8  They will get consultant jobs or possibly retire completely, not a new position at the Department.
Posted by: lord garth   2012-12-20 12:30  

#7  Quietly accepted newly created State Department positions in the 'Bureau of Events Planning and Senior Executive Dining' did they?

More likely accepted equivalent positions at a large financial institution. Citi, I recall, is the re-employer of choice at Justice and its subordinates.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-12-20 11:27  

#6  Thanks B. Will take a look at the entire vid at some point. The CIA seldom gets credit for successes but they often get scapegoated when things go wrong. There are many unsung heroes in the CIA.
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-12-20 10:34  

#5  The State Department is only but one part of many parts in Benghazi. JohnQC

Yes indeed John. Follows has no connection to Benghazi, but simply a reminder of the lengths some agencies will go to protect not only their assets, but their intentions. (very lengthy video, enjoy)

Klik
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-12-20 09:22  

#4  The whistle blowers got fired or resigned for telling the truth? Hillary has a headache and is trying to buy time so she can see the fall-out from the report. She's shaping her testimony. The State Department is only but one part of many parts in Benghazi. I recall a few years ago when Hillary told General Petraeus during hearings over the progress of the Iraqi war that his report "required suspension of belief." Washington speak for "He is lying."
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-12-20 09:09  

#3  A pension payment would have been the least of worries for selected Arkansas State Policemen.
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-12-20 08:35  

#2  now that they've resigned, perhaps they can testify freely? Or is their pension being held over their heads?
Posted by: Frank G   2012-12-20 08:32  

#1  Quietly accepted newly created State Department positions in the 'Bureau of Events Planning and Senior Executive Dining' did they? Hopefully there will be no reduction in compensation.
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-12-20 03:22  

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