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We let more than days slip away after Libya attack

The article “Details on Libyamissing in debate” (Page A8, Oct. 18) included a timeline of who said what when from Sept. 11 to 26. However, it failed to include who actually did what when, and in that discussion, only two points really matter: the Sept. 11 date of the attack in Benghazi, and Oct. 4, when the first Americans, FBI agents escorted by military personnel, next set foot in the sovereign American territory of our consulate.

While our commander in chief negotiated with the so-called government of Libya for those 22 days, whatever evidence of the terrorist attackers and whichever remnants of our diplomatic secrets survived the attack and fire had surely disappeared.

Marvin S. Wool