Gowdy: 'No Wheel Turned' on Benghazi Intervention Until Libya Gave Clearance
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) joined Special Report to discuss the report from their GOP-led House Benghazi committee.
Bret Baier asked why no military assets moved to Benghazi following an order from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for the military to do everything it could to save diplomatic staff who were under attack.
Gowdy, the committee's chairman, said Gen. Carter Ham believed that fighting in Benghazi had subsided and the compounds there were being evacuated, so whatever military assets were being deployed there would be sent to Tripoli instead.
He said it was "interesting" that "no wheel turned until we got diplomatic security clearance" from the new Libyan government for the U.S. military to intervene.
Brooks said that besides the military failure, "the failed policy in Libya" was the most important takeaway from their report.
"After Gaddafi fell, there was very little attention given to the people who remained there. Our people in Benghazi, in Tripoli."
Brooks said she hopes the American people will read the 800-page report.
"The time it takes to read this report, and while it is long, is actually less time than the brave men who fought in Benghazi...for their lives."