Special Ops Vet Group Wants Truth About Benghazi Before Syria Strike
A group of special operations veterans is demanding House Speaker John Boehner form a Select Committee to uncover the truth behind the Benghazi attacks. The group said that Americans and the world will not be able to trust the Obama administration on Syria until it tells the truth about what happened in Benghazi.
Larry Ward, the political director of Special Operations Speaks (SOS), told Breitbart News that Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) was "dead on when he linked action in Syria to the Benghazi Massacre and cover up" when he questioned Secretary of State John Kerry before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.
"How is anyone supposed to believe anything that comes out of this Administration?" Ward said to Breitbart News. He noted that Americans and world leaders do not trust the Obama administration on foreign policy matters after Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and then-Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice lied over and over about "the YouTube video." The video depicting Muhammed was initially said to be responsible for the attacks.
Duncan, holding up a photo of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who died in the attacks, told Kerry that Benghazi was vitally germane to the Syria debate.
"Before we commit the lives of American sons and daughters into a civil war half way around the globe, we must be told the whole truth about the Benghazi Massacre," Ward said.
To uncover that truth, SOS sent an open letter to House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) this week, saying it was "deeply troubling" that Boehner has refused to create a Select Committee on Benghazi. The group urged him to answer the unanswered questions about the Benghazi massacre within a week, form a Select Committee to find the truth, or resign his speakership.
In the letter, the group claimed Boehner would be complicit in the Obama administration's Benghazi cover-up if he failed to act.