“We abandoned four Americans who were under attack, and that’s not who we are as a people. That’s not who we are as a nation,” a somber, but determined, Col. Allen West told WND.
“We, as a people, have to stand up, because we can not settle for this and come to believe the new normal is that an ambassador can call up and say ‘We’re under attack’ and have elected officials do nothing about it.”
West was in the nation’s capital to speak at the Justice for Benghazi Rally on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the twelfth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.
The former Florida congressman told the crowd President Obama lacked a sense of “moral obligation” about the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and security personnel who “ran to the sound of the guns, while others on that night ran to bed.”
President Obama’s representatives have repeatedly refused to divulge what he was doing the night of the attacks.
“Furthermore, we have elected officials who don’t want to get to the truth and they continue to promulgate this cover-up with a very complicit media,” West told WND.
“As long as we have heartfelt patriots” such as those who gathered at the Justice for Benghazi Rally, “we will get to the bottom of this,” he added.
And, he promised, “We will force Congress to have that select committee” on Benghazi, so “we can get the truth.”
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