Friday, February 08, 2013
Obama’s Chair Empty on Night of Benghazi Attack
Readers know my expectations of Obama were never high. Still, I am floored by this:
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.
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.
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.
have any further communications with him that night?' Senator Ayotte asked.
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
Panetta said in response . . .
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.