What happened at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, was a tragedy.
Four U.S. citizens were killed, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.
Two years later, we don’t know what really happened. Investigations and congressional hearings have taken place, but the truth about whether the U.S. government has been forthcoming with information about this attack is still unanswered.
Perhaps with time, all of the questions regarding the attack on the consulate will be answered.
We hope so.
President Barack Obama made a promise to the American people after the attack that those who were responsible would be brought to justice. To his credit, he has made good on this promise.
Last week, U.S. special forces working with Libyan officials captured an alleged leader of the Benghazi attacks.
U.S. officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala is being held on the USS New York in the Mediterranean Sea.
It has been reported that U.S. officials are trying to get as much information out of him as possible.
Hopefully, they are having some luck.
It is likely Khattala didn’t act alone. Perhaps if he cooperates, he will provide names of others involved in the attack so they can be found and tried for the murders of our citizens.
We should get as much intelligence from him as possible before he has his rights read to him and is provided with a lawyer.
But we applaud Obama for fulfilling his promise.
Also, we’re hopeful that through intelligence gathered, we capture others who were involved in the cowardly attack.
— Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky