INCREDIBLE – AT 9:28 A.M. ET: Added to the disgrace below are revelations on Benghazi made in testimony before Congress yesterday. What do we say about a president like this? What, at long last, do we say? Again, from Breitbart, which is a great source of real news, unlike the mainstream media:
Nothing. That is what President Barack Obama did on the night of September 11, 2012, as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and killed four Americans, among them Ambassador Christopher Stevens. President Obama’s inaction was revealed in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday by outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.
Under direct questioning by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Panetta admitted that he had no communication with President Obama after their “pre-scheduled” meeting at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The attack on the consulate had already been under way for 90 minutes at that time. Neither the president nor anyone else from the White House called afterwards to check what was happening; the Commander-in-Chief had left it “up to us,” said Panetta.
Panetta’s testimony directly contradicts President Obama’s own claim to have issued “three directives” as soon as he learned “what was going on” in Benghazi.
Panetta and Dempsey also admitted, under questioning by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), that they were not in touch with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the attacks, and did not receive a request for help from the State Department. Dempsey also testified that he had been “surprised” at Clinton’s testimony last month that she did not know of an urgent cable from Ambassador Stevens last August about the dire security situation.
COMMENT: There are many countries in which public officials, including the person at the top, would be thrown out of office on testimony like that. Of course, Hillary has already departed, to the cheers of her claque. She will emerge as a presidential candidate, and nothing more about Benghazi will be said by her admirers.
As for Obama, he starts his second term in perhaps the weakest position of any second-termer I can remember. And it's all his doing.
February 8, 2013