President Obama is much better at dealing with disasters than preventing them. He now vows he will personally hunt the al-Qaeda homicidal maniacs and kill them or maybe give them a trial so that they will have American justice, but don’t bother him with meaningless details about security. Security is beneath his pay grade.
It is absolutely the case the President is intensely focused on and committed to bringing to justice those who killed four Americans. He is focused on the investigations continuing so that they can follow the facts all the way to the end so we know what happened and why. He is committed to ensuring that we take the appropriate actions after the Accountability Review Board to ensure that what happened in Benghazi does not happen again. What is also the case is that requests from the hundreds of diplomatic facilities around the country for security personnel or other related matters are made to the State Department. They are not made to the White House. And that’s just a simple statement of fact. It is certainly the case that this President believes that we need to assess what happened in Benghazi and we need to take action — appropriate action to ensure that it does not happen again.
Appearances on The View, celebrity soirees with Beyonce and JayZ, and fund raisers in Vegas while Americans are being butchered is okay, but again, don’t bother him unnecessarily with tedious details about ongoing attacks and requests for security; after all, President Obama is a busy man. It’s true the former SEALs who stepped in to provide cover for the Benghazi Consulate personnel, after the Obama Administration refused to provide security, were butchered by the same people Obama had declared defeated, but he has a rigid social schedule and security isn’t something he wants to be involved with. It’s not his problem that the other embassies decided it was too dangerous to be in Benghazi. The people of Benghazi love Obama, why should he jeopardize his image in Libya by providing his ambassador and diplomatic delegation security. If al-Qaeda saw armed guards it might provoke them into a confrontation. Obama knows the Muslims, he has confidence in his abilities to deal with them. We must learn to trust in his judgment.
Since Biden and Carney aren’t able to convince the American public that BHO is innocent of incompetence, The Obama Team is sending out the storm trooper, but this time she took her meds.
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, last seen having a bizarre mental breakdown during the Democratic National Convention has now settled the issue of why the consulate in Benghazi was left without security and four Americans died, including Ambassador Stephens. She explained with her great sense of logic, that sense Benghazi was a “compound” it wasn’t eligible for security and that the requests for security were for the embassy in Tripoli. The administration must be familiar with throwing manure against the barn door, it doesn’t usually stick, but if you throw enough of it, eventually something will stick. Actually, the US embassy in Libya requested an extension of the Security Support Team, the group that provides security escorts. The request was denied by the Obama Administration.
“What was said at the debate is not inaccurate. There was testimony in Congress asking for more security, but that security that was requested was for Tripoli, which is the embassy, not for Benghazi — which is 400 miles away. The fact that the Romney team doesn’t distinguish between an embassy and a compound, I think, is indicative of their lack of information.”
It is interesting to note just who in the Obama Administration is trusted with the inside information. The truth is, if the administration would have spent a few minutes to provide the requested security, instead of a month of coverup to hide its mistake, Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans would still be alive.