Ted Rueter: Probe other embassy attacks, too

May 11, 2014 

House Speaker John Boehner has named a special committee to investigate the “scandal” of Benghazi (“ Ex-prosecutor to probe Benghazi,” May 6 news article).

I believe that Boehner should also form special committees to investigate each of the 13 embassy attacks that occurred under President George W. Bush, resulting in the deaths of 71 individuals. These attacks occurred at American embassies in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Syria, Greece, Turkey and Yemen between Jan. 22, 2002 and Sept. 17, 2008.

Somehow, I don’t recall Fox News giving wall-to-wall coverage to these deadly attacks on our embassies under President Bush or accusing President Bush of a “cover-up” or a “conspiracy.” We need to spend millions of dollars on a partisan witch hunt on each of these incidents.

I also believe that these panels should investigate why Republicans cut funding for embassy security by $300 million in 2012.

Ted Rueter

Chapel Hill

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