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Friday, November 2, 2012

Obama's Failure in Libya

The truth slowly leaks out on Benghazi. I imagine that if Bush were president right now and had pulled the same shoddy stance as Obama, that we'd have gotten to the bottom of it weeks ago, because the media is inherently against Republicans and protects Democrats in office.

Yet everything points to the president: his policies and his unwillingness to change them to protect Americans requesting help led to the death of four Americans. None of the excuses are adding up. The State Department had repeated requests for more security months ahead of time. They had information of the attack in real time. They had hours of advance warning that an Al Qaida attack was planned for September 11. They had drones in the area, and more military personnel only an hour away. By Obama's policies, no increase in forces was granted. Obama had plenty of time to respond and bring in additional forces for this exceptional circumstance, but he didn't. Why? Apparently Obama doesn't think Americans representing America abroad are worth protecting, and that blaming a video for what he knows is a planned attack by Al Qaida is a winning strategy.

  • Heritage: Secret Cable Revelation Blows Open Benghazi Cover-Up Story About Ambassador Stevens' cable to Hillary Clinton on August 15 revealing terrorist activity and the need for more security and an emergency meeting (which was not granted that we know of - quite possibly because of Obama's inflexible foreign policy rules for the area - Hillary Clinton has admitted that she was following orders).
  • ABC: The Benghazi Drip-Drip-Drip Obama isn't participating (or cooperating) in the investigation

  • Washington Post: In Benghazi Timeline, CIA Errors But No Evidence of Conspiracy - David Ignatius The CIA waited for red tape to be cut? Really? It was an attack on Americans!

  • CBSNews: Key Task Force Not Convened During Libya Attack - Sharyl Attkisson Again, why were people on hand to respond not allowed to do their jobs? Obama's (failed) policies.

  • Las Vegas Review Journal: Benghazi Blunder: Obama Unworthy Commander-in-Chief As in his handling of the economy and energy policy, Obama's foreign policy is a liability to the United States.

  • Commentary: Why Did We Abandon Benghazi Compound? Report from Libya:
  • Foreign Policy magazine has a story on its website by two Dubai-based Arabic TV reporters who visited the site of the former U.S. consulate on Oct. 26 and found important documents lying around that were left behind by an FBI team that visited a month ago. These included a document claiming that on the morning of September 11 one of the consulate security guards spied a police officer charged with guarding the compound photographing it instead. Sean Smith, one of the slain diplomats, wrote hours just before his death in an online forum: “Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”
    And we now know that the Obama administration/State Department were warned of an Al Qaida attack hours earlier than it happened, with all the information they could possibly want to order increased security ahead of time. And they didn't. This is all on Obama's head. No surprise he's still not talking about it four days before Election Day. This is bigger than Watergate.

    1 comment:

    1. Yes, it is frustrating beyond belief that Obama keeps stonewalling, promising an investigation that will give us details as soon as they have them. In this, he shows how very little regard he has for the American people's intelligence. How about these details - that require NO investigation? When did YOU, Mr. President, hear about the attack? Where were you? What was your first move? Those simple questions are not asked by journalists, and require no investigation. The more details that come out about this the scarier the whole thing gets. Much bigger than Watergate - for Watergate had no body count.