Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack, but Won’t Testify
November 13, 2012 - 9:05 am
The four-star circus, as Drudge headlines l’affair Petraeus, continues.
In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred.
The Libya stop was part of a six nation trip to the region. Petraeus intended the review as a way to prepare for his upcoming testimony before Congress on Benghazi.
“He was looking forward to testifying,” a Petraeus friend told ABC News.
But he won’t.
Petraeus has offered two reasons for wanting to avoid testifying: Acting CIA Director Morell is in possession of all the information Petraeus gathered in conducting his review and he has more current information gathered since Petraeus’ departure; and it would be a media circus.
Morrell wasn’t the CIA director and war hero who told members of Congress that Benghazi was a flash-mob protesting a movie. Petraeus must testify.