LaRouche: Time For Full Congressional Probe of Obama's Drone Killing & Benghazi Coverup
February 8, 2013 • 8:29PM

Lyndon LaRouche today called upon the Congress to uphold their responsibilities under the U.S. Constitution by conducting a full, no-holds-barred probe into the Obama Administration’s policy of extra-judicial assassinations, including of American citizens. He also demanded a full and unfettered investigation into the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks and aftermath.

“After yesterday’s hearings in the United States Senate, it is now absolutely clear that the Obama White House is still covering up their illegal assassinations program by refusing to comply with Congressional demands for full disclosure of the secret memos and correspondences that established and protected this kill policy. I fully agree with Senator Ron Wyden and others on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, who insisted that President Obama must come clean on what clearly is a gross violation of the Constitutional guarantees of due process.”

LaRouche continued, “Furthermore, on the basis of testimony by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, it is also clear that President Obama must be forced to deliver a full accounting of his actions on September 11, 2012 and in the days that followed the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American officials were killed. Until and unless we get to the bottom of this tragedy, we will be unable to credibly protect our American diplomats abroad.”

During their testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey acknowledged that, after an initial short briefing, there was no communication from the President as the attack in Benghazi was unfolding. Although State Department cables from the embassy in Tripoli, Libya clearly described the attack on the mission as a heavily armed terrorist assault, and even identified Ansar al Sharia as the organization behind the attacks, President Obama and United Nations Ambassador Dr. Susan Rice persisted for weeks in describing the incident as a spontaneous protest against a video defaming Islam.

LaRouche concluded: “Congress has a powerful responsibility under the U.S. Constitution to thoroughly probe the Executive Branch behavior, particularly when there are clear indications of unconstitutional actions. Congress was given powerful tools, including subpoena power, and, ultimately, impeachment. Congress cannot allow the President to cover-up what look to be serious crimes, which go far beyond the crimes that led to President Richard Nixon’s impeachment and eventual resignation.

“We have reached a moment of truth, and I call on all Members of Congress to uphold their pledge to defend the Constitution. Only a thorough, open and competent Congressional inquiry into the Obama assassination policy, and the Benghazi tragedy, can get at the truth that the American people so richly deserve.”