13 Consulates Attacked Under Bush

Posted: June 7, 2013

Dave Briggman suggested that President Obama should be impeached due to the Benghazi attack (“Impeach Obama, Mr. Goodlatte,” May 21). Let us refresh our memories; “A little history puts Benghazi into proper perspective, said Bob Cesca at Huffington Post.com.

During George W. Bush’s presidency, there was not one, but 13 attacks on U.S. consulates and embassies, which left dozens of Americans dead. To list just a few: the 2002 attack by an Islamic extremist on the U.S. Consulate in Calcutta, India, which killed five; the suicide bombing at the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, which killed 12 and injured 51; and the assault by al-Qaida terrorists on the diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which killed nine Americans.

Where were the hearings into who was at fault?

R. Jan Thompson