Oct
26
2012

Barack Obama’s mealy-mouthed cowardice on Benghazi.

Don’t watch this if you have high blood pressure.

I’ll save you time: when directly and explicitly asked Were [our targeted personnel in Benghazi] denied requests for help during the attack? the President refused to answer no.  The CIA’s already said no, in that special way that Beltway types have to tacitly point to who might have said ‘yes’: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”  Which is why The Weekly Standard titled their post “Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus.”  Because Petraeus did.

There are no words.  Just get out there and vote.

Moe Lane

Transcript:

KYLE CLARK: Were the Americans under attack at the consulate in Benghazi Libya denied requests for help during that attack? And is it fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and we’ll all find out after the election?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened. These are folks who served under me who I had sent to some very dangerous places. Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do. But we want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I have made a commitment to the families impacted as well as to the American people, we’re going to bring those folks to justice. So, we’re going to gather all the facts, find out exactly what happened, and make sure that it doesn’t happen again but we’re also going to make sure that we bring to justice those who carried out these attacks.

KYLE CLARK: Were they denied requests for help during the attack?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we are finding out exactly what happened. I can tell you, as I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe. These were our folks and we’re going to find out exactly what happened, but what we’re also going to do it make sure that we are identifying those who carried out these terrible attacks.

15 Comments

  • Brian Swisher says:

    If it’s true that an AC-130 was on station and was denied permission to fire, well…

  • Cameron says:

    What makes me angrier is that there were reports that one of the people killed had a laser painting one of the targets. He put himself in harm’s way to indicate a target with the hope that someone was coming to their aid.

    My compassion, patience and tact are pretty much gone after this. A trial would be nice where the President is forced to answer yes or no to the pertinent questions.

  • Lourae says:

    Charlie Woods’ interview with Megyn Kelly was devastating. I cried like the morning of the first 9/11, thinking of these good people and the despair they must have felt.
    Barack Obama should hope there is no Hell.

  • Paul K says:

    The galling thing:
    We can argue about taxes and abortion and health care and regulation and we should because there are lots or right answers. We should argue.

    Do we defend our embassy is not what we argue abot. It is not a R/D thing. We defend the house.

    Obama does not get his job.

    Vote donate volunteer and vote and make a friend vote.

  • jetty says:

    @Cameron “A trial would be nice where the President is forced to answer yes or no to the pertinent questions.”
    .
    Do you really think Obama would tell the truth under oath?

  • Cameron says:

    @jetty, I’d give him the chance just like anyone else. Not going to elaborate beyond that right now because my tact filter is making that funny burning smell.

  • acat says:

    Hillary: Toast.
    Panetta: Toast.
    Obama: Cinder
    .
    The CIA do not appreciate being made to look bad… and they have a rather long institutional memory and knowledge of where the bodies are buried.
    .
    Mew

  • Stoutie says:

    This Kyle Clark guy is certainly not a journolist member. He asked tougher questions than I’ve heard from anyone in the MSM. Of course getting a strait answer is another thing.

  • Murgatroyd says:

    This worries me. Our beloved president is being revealed as an incompetent, cowardly sociopath. The fluffer media are doing their best to ignore this story, but too much has leaked for it to go away in time.
     
    So what can President Obama do? Something big and risky, to make himself look heroic. How about an attack on Iran or North Korea before the election? Or something nasty, to make the opposition look evil. How about a “suspected Tea Partier” supposedly taking a shot at him?

  • antisocial says:

    This is rotten. This President went to UN and gave a lecture about religious tolerance. There is no way he did not know all of this.

    While the guys were fighting for their life, they were refused cover? And we come to know that they defied orders and went to protect fellow Americans and put their careers and unltimately life on the line. So 2 things a>The CIC orders a stand down. b>His orders are defied. Any self respecting President would have resigned by now.

    If I were John Boehner, I would call a Press conference every day and demand answers from the white house. like yesterday…

    PS: And I won’t cry like our speaker. Worthless…

    PPS: We can do better.

  • FastTalker says:

    Obama knew.

    He knew and he doesn’t want us to think that he knew. No investigation needed (at least as far as what transpired at the White House).

    With regards to The war on Terror, Obama’s ‘Mission Accomplshed’ banner should be shredded.

  • Lady Penguin says:

    I watched the interview, nauseating as it is. What is of even greater interest to me is the body language of Barack Obama. Head tilt, lidded eyelids and rapid blinks and the almost incoherent rambling (yes, shucking and jiving is descriptive) responses. This isn’t even the Obama model we saw in 08. He has deteriorated quite a bit.

    The Benghazi story weighed heavily on me ever since it happened. There had to be so much that they weren’t telling the America people, and now we see sins of omission as well as sins of commission.

    http://www.unifiedpatriots.com/2012/10/26/a-presidents-legacy-drenched-in-the-spilled-blood-of-our-ambassador/lady-penguin

  • Luke says:

    Fire him. Try him for treason. Hang him.
    Let’s get the first step out of the way, so that we can start on the other two.

  • BJM says:

    How can the fucker not know?

    He knows we know he lying and he doesn’t give a shit as long as he’s re-elected by rent seeking sheep.

    God help us if Mitt doesn’t win by a safe margin.

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