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Obama agenda: Benghazi security failures blamed on State Dept.

“An independent inquiry into the attack on the United States diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans on Sept. 11 sharply criticized the State Department for a lack of seasoned security personnel and for relying on untested local militias to safeguard the compound, according to a report by the panel made public on Tuesday night,” the New York Times reports. More: “In response to the panel’s findings, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a letter to Congress that she was accepting all 29 of the panel’s recommendations, five of which are classified.”

Clinton was supposed to testify on Benghazi today, which happens to be the day after the report was released. But Clinton will not be testifying due to a concussion suffered after fainting from a stomach flu over the weekend.

Charles Krauthammer: “Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton calls this a diplomatic illness. And we heard from Victoria Nuland (spokesperson for the United States Department of State) that it's a bad bug. I think that it's perhaps a Benghazi allergy. She seems to have a severe Benghazi allergy.”