Readers know my expectations of Obama were never high. Still, I am floored by this:
The outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed on Thursday that President Obama was absent the night of the lethal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya - despite being told that the attack was occurring.
Speaking in front of senators investigating the terror assault which saw four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens lose their lives, Panetta said that Mr. Obama did not call or communicate with his defense secretary that night either. . .
Panetta said to Senator Kelly Ayotte, that President Obama left operational details for Benghazi 'up to us' - implying that the situation was under the control of Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
'Did you have any further communications with him that night?' Senator Ayotte asked.
'No,' Panetta replied.
'Did you have any other further communications? Did he ever call you that night to say how are things going, what’s going on, where’s the consulate?' she followed-up with.
'No,' Panetta said in response . . .
In addition, Panetta admitted to Senator Ayotte that there was no communication with anyone at the White House and that no one from the White House called for an update on the situation.
Again, I am floored. What can one say to such a lack of engagement from a President when one of our embassies is under attack?
No wonder the Obama regime stonewalled investigations into Benghazi before the election . . . after using a months-old youtube video maker as a scapegoat, of course. I doubt even the relatively feckless electorate of 2012 would have tolerated a POTUS willfully sleeping through an attack on one of our embassies without even a phone call to get an update. Can’t let that information get out before Election Day.
Not that the snooze media would report on this much anyway. They still are quiet on the subject. Protecting their hero is far more important than informing the public.
Not-so-by-the-way, Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair speech looks downright prophetic now.