With so many investigations into the embassy attack at Benghazi which took place on September 11, 2012, liberals often ask where was the outrage by the GOP and where was Fox News with regard to the thirteen embassy attacks that happened during the presidency of George W. Bush?
As you can see, the following is a list of the embassy bombings taking place during Bush’s term, including the number of folks killed, courtesy of the Huffington Post. The image also indicates that there were no Republicans outraged and sixty total deaths.
The title of the Huff Post article is “13 Benghazis that Occurred on Bush’s Watch without a Peep from Fox News.” Other left wing sites picked this up.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: January 22, 2022, Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people were killed, but none of them were Americans.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: June 14, 2002, Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al Qaeda attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51. None were American.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: October 12, 2002: Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices were bombed as a part of a string of “Bali Combings.” No fatalities.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: February 28, 2005: Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fir upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed, but none of them were Americans.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: May 12, 2005, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al Qaeda terrorists storm the diplomatic compound, killing 36 people, including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb. After numerous State Department warnings, and Saudi Arabia investigating al Qaeda for a potential planned attack, three defense compounds were assaulted with car bombs and armed attackers. Nine defense contractors were killed. President Bush immediately called the attack part of the “war on terror,” and two of the attackers that survived the raid were killed by Saudi police forces.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: July 30, 2004, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people. None were Americans.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: December 6, 2004, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people were killed, none of them were Americans.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers. So, one U.S. Diplomat was killed. Finally something that’s like Benghazi, except that the Ambassador wasn’t missing, he was killed instantly. There wasn’t an eight hour long siege, an AWOL president and Secretary of State, or service personnel hung out to dry with no rescue attempt. It wasn’t a recent warzone, and there weren’t requests for additional security turned down. Also no one falsely blamed a video for causing a non-existent protest.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: September 12, 2006, Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb, and a truck bomb. Four people were killed and 13 were wounded. None were American.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle, fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: March 18, 2008. Sana’a Yemen. Members of the al-Qaeda linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two. None were American.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: July 9, 2008. Instanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate. Six people were killed, but none of them were Americans.
- HUFFPO: This was just like Benghazi: September 17, 2008. Sana’a Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people were killed, including an American student and her husband. This was the second attack on this embassy in seven months. In reality, none were Americans. This last one is contradictory, no embassy officials were killed or missing, and the killings took place in a matter of minutes.
Was this an attempt by the Huffington Post and other websites to mislead the American public? Or was it an attempt at persuading Americans to dismiss further inquiry into how the Benghazi terror attack was handled and reported to the public?
While I can’t say this for sure, it looks like President Bush was on top of things when these incidents took place, not hiding out someplace.
If President Obama had been forthright and if there was evidence that Secretary Clinton had responded in a timely manner, taking steps to send the requested security, and Benghazi still happened, I can guarantee you, there would have been little or no investigation into possible wrongdoing by the president of the secretary.
A special thanks goes to IJReview.com for the information contained in this article.