Transcript: Sen. John McCain’s remarks after Gen. David Petraeus’s testimony on Benghazi

Edited by Jenny Jiang

Transcript of remarks by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on former CIA Director David Petraeus’s testimony on the Benghazi consulate attack at a press briefing on Nov. 16, 212:

Let me say that we’ve received information that the Iraqi government has released the guy who was flown to Lebanon – a guy named [Ali Musa] Daqduq who was responsible for the deaths of 5 Americans [in Iraq]. This is an outrage. The families of those who were killed by this terrorist would also be outraged. Appropriate actions should be taken with regards to our relations to get the Iraqi government.

General Petraeus’s briefing was comprehensive. I think it was important. It added to our ability to make judgments about what was really a failure of intelligence, and would describe his actions in that of his agency, their interactions with other agencies. And I appreciate his service and his candor.


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