Benghazi grandstanding blows up in Issa's face
After months of pounding the podium in outrage, demanding answers, suddenly Darrell Issa needs to think about whether to question the lead Benghazi investigators. It's one thing for Darrell to accuse them of incompetence on the TV. Quite another to allow them to defend their work:
In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa exclusively obtained by CNN, the co-chairmen behind an independent review of September's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, expressed irritation over the House Oversight Committee chairman's portrayal of their work and requested he call a public hearing at which they can testify.And irony this rich could give you a stomach ache.
"The public deserves to hear your questions and our answers," wrote former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, co-chairmen of the Accountability Review Board that was convened to investigate the September 11th attack.
Issa also suggested on the program that Pickering and Mullen meet with the committee behind closed doors so as not to create "some sort of stage show."In other words, these guys might give legitimate answers that could shut the whole clown show down. Not to mention, make Issa look like a bigger idiot than he does already. [graphic via]