AMBASSADOR RICE vs REP. PETER KING.
King must be apologetic, as there was no rational of his attack on Ms. Rice.
The assault on the United States Benghazi Consulate on September 11, 2012, was a misfortune, not just for President Barack Obama, but for the country as a whole.
Benghazi was the first place of political activity, when the Libyan revolution in the Arab Spring to overthrow the erstwhile dictator of that country, Muammar Gadhafi, started; and it was rather unfortunate that the U.S. Ambassador, Chris Stevens, should die there.
The U.S. military and intelligence services, especially the CIA, have been instrumental, with the help of its NATO allies, to depose the tyrant and "the madman of North Africa", to the satisfaction of all peace loving people, and with a fervent expectation that Libya could look forward to a better future.
So, when the news first came out as a demonstration was taking place at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, against the movie that denigrated Muhammad, it was natural to expect that similar demonstrations would take place in many other Muslim countries.
Therefore the news about the Benghazi "incident" that had come almost at the same time as the report from Cairo, was not a surprise, until it was learned that "a U.S. Consulate employee has been killed." and that the demonstration has catapulted into an attack; and it was then that the picture in Benghazi changed.
The update of that was the consulate being set on fire, and that assault weapons have been used by the attackers, and the seriousness of the situation was becoming more clear, as to whether some militants have taken advantage to send a message to the U.S. and the world that the desecration of Muhammad was tantamount to an act of war in the eyes of people of the Muslim faith.
Further developments in Libya brought the news that the ambassador there has been one of the four diplomats that have died in the assault; yet, the indication that a mere demonstration would turn as deadly, all of a sudden, was far from anybody's mind.
The officials of the Obama administration tried to make some sense out of what was going on in North Africa, and said that the demonstrations were "spontaneous", in light of the movie that the people there found to be offensive and outrageous.
They supplied the information that was coming out, from both Cairo and Benghazi, as being the same type of happenstance, and they might have jumped the gun too early to separate the two events as being different; one as being a demonstration and the other to be a terrorists attack, respectively.
There was no intention of the administration to misinform or mislead the American people as a section of the media, particularly, FoxNews.com, was insinuating, that officials were engaged in a type of "cover up", by reporting false news.. What? Why would they do that; and for what reason?
The most shocking part of it all was Rep. Peter King calling for the resignation of Ms. Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, with King saying that "someone must pay a price for what happened"; and, even if so, why should she be the one to get fired?
She was reflecting the news, as she has been given by the intelligence services; and should she be victimized for that?
Rep. Peter King, a nine-term Republican from Long Island, and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, should himself be the one to go; because, by virtue of his position, he should have had the report of what was going on in that part of the world at the same time as Ms. Rice did.
Yet, it never occurred to him to come out and correct what he knew was a wrong information, until waiting for so long after the event, and then trying to put the blame on someone else.
People like King always knew what was best for themselves, but for others, they couldn't care less as to what their fate was or should be. His attack on the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. was baseless, and he should withdraw his idiotic statement and apologize to her, forthwith.
That would clear the issue for everyone to have a bit of fresh air to breathe.
The Benghazi attack alone was one headache that all Americans have been forced to suffer and endure, and adding more to it would be preposterous on the part of Peter King.