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Will Boston Bombing Investigation Be Bungled Like Benghazi?

Immediately following the Boston bombing, President Obama pledged to the American people that authorities would find out who was behind the attack and why. “Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice,” he said.

In the subsequent weeks, questions have arisen as to whether the intelligence community dropped the ball leading up to the bombing and whether the Justice Department botched the interrogation. These issues have some suggesting that the Boston investigation could falter like the one into the September 11 attack in Benghazi.

Brad Blakeman, the former deputy assistant to George W. Bush, and Simon Rosenberg, founder of the New Democrat Network, debated the issue on today’s America Live. Blakeman stressed that authorities were able to nab two suspects in the Boston investigation because the American people helped track them down through the release of photos. Conversely, the trail is cold in Benghazi because the government withheld information. Blakeman argued that the attack didn’t match the Obama campaign’s “theme that terrorism somehow is waning.”

Rosenberg said that such investigations take longer when they happen on foreign soil, saying that the Bush administration tried to apprehend Usama bin Laden for seven years.

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