ABC News’ Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson delivered a double assault on President Obama Sunday morning, focusing on the ongoing Congressional Benghazi investigation and the role of Obama and Hillary Clinton in the overthrow of Muammar Qadaffi, at a point that he had become a leading U.S. ally in the global war on terrorism.
Attkisson began her Benghazi coverage by recounting detailed reports that had arrived at the State Department and the White House as the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks were underway, identifying the Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia as the attackers. The news report zeroed in on the conversations between Obama and Clinton, where the fake narrative was devised, highlighting the role of Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, who was in charge of putting out the lying account, and Susan Rice. The exposé also nailed Victoria Nuland, who also played a central role in the fake talking points. The inclusion of Nuland in the exposé can have a further benefit of weakening the U.S. ability to continue to support the Nazis in Ukraine.
Gregory Hicks, who was deputy chief of mission in Tripoli the day of the attacks, was shown testifying before Congress in late 2012, telling the Congress that he repeatedly asked for more military help, and was told by his defense attaché that units would be arriving in Benghazi within 2-3 hours.
Hillary Clinton will testify on Thursday, Oct. 22, before the House Banghazi select committee.
The second segment of the show featured an interview with former Congressman Peter Hoekstra, who was chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, accusing the Obama Administration of betraying Qadaffi by supporting Islamist extremists to overthrow him. He told Attkisson that he had personally met with Qadaffi three times, and that in 2003, Qadaffi had changed and become a key U.S. ally in the global war on terrorism. He charged that the Benghazi coverup by President Obama was partly motivated by the fact that the very Islamic extremists who the U.S. supported, in overthrowing Qadaffi, carried out the Sept. 11, 2012 assault on the Benghazi diplomatic compounds. He described them as radical jihadists with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both bought into the strategy of overthrowing Qadaffi. The U.S., he concluded, trained and equipped those who attacked the Benghazi compounds. It was part of a much larger Middle East policy failure by Obama.