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Updated on November 8, 2012

The quicker and the sooner, the better.

In spite of President Barack Obama winning a second term, the investigations on the Benghazi attack should go on full speed for the attackers to be dealt with as severely as possible.

Like the many financial woes facing the country, what happened in Benghazi was an unprovoked attack, and it should also be tackled seriously, as it would be incumbent on the Obama administration to use all the necessary avenues, diplomatic and political, with the Libyan government to bring the matter to a fast and satisfactory conclusion.

It was true that Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger in the 2012 presidential election, did not make an issue of the Benghazi attack; however, his supporters were keen on holding Obama personally responsible for it.

Four true Americans, including the United States Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, were killed in an attack, which was subsequently described as a terrorist act by an al Qaeda faction in Benghazi.

Ambassador Chris Stevens himself notified the U.S. State Department of the dangers that the activities of the so many militia groups posed, soon after Muammar Gadhafi, the Libyan dictator, was deposed; and more security was requested for that particular consulate.

However, due to, perhaps, U.S. government financial constraints, further or additional protection could not be provided; and that might have led to the assault, with grenade and handheld mortar launchers involved, to invade a compound, which was technically a piece of American soil.

That made it an act of war, whereby the U.S. could have responded with military force to obliterate half of the city of Benghazi, but for the obvious reason that the perpetrators were terrorists, and that could also have affected innocent, civilian population.

As stated in an article on front page, the U.S. House of Representative lawmakers were bullish in their effort on the Obama administration to do all it could to get to the bottom of the September 11th., 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate.

"The House Intelligence Committee will hold its hearing on the attack on Nov. 15, Fox News has learned. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director David Petraeus and Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, are expected to testify." (Fox News, 11/08/12).

As Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham have rightfully demanded that the president should tell the American people of what actually happened, in regard to the Benghazi attack, the issue could not pushed aside; and even though the elections was over, they would make sure that the government focused on it, for the sake of the public, as well as the families of the diplomats, who lost their lives in the line of duty for their country.

Hopefully, the president would make it a priority, just as much as the financial crisis, and would deal with it expeditiously.


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