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Sunday, May 19, 2013

On #Benghazi, question may be “What did Obama do, and when did he do it?”

 Legal Insurrection
May 19, 2013

There is a desperate attempt to dismiss Benghazi as a big nothing.
Based on what we know already, there is a lot of “there there” showing that there we multiple levels of defalcation before, during and after the killing of our Ambassador.
But there are numerous open questions.
Where was Obama?  What was he doing, particularly the night of the attack as it was in progress?
None of the emails released address that, because they start at a later date.  All we have are vague statements that Obama was in touch with people.  Contrast that to photos from the Situation Room during the Bin Laden operation.
(h/t @MichelleMalkin for video)
This question is important, including for the reasons explained by Andy McCarthy, The 10 P.M. Phone Call:
‘What would you be focusing on in the Benghazi investigation?” I spent many years in the investigation biz, so it’s only natural that I’ve been asked that question a lot lately….
So if I were investigating Benghazi, I’d be homing in on that 10 p.m. phone call. That’s the one between President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — the one that’s gotten close to zero attention…. 
Even in the conservative press, it has become received wisdom that President Obama was AWOL on the night of September 11, after first being informed by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in the late afternoon, that the State Department facility in Benghazi was under attack. You hear it again and again: While Americans were under attack, the commander-in-chief checked out, leaving subordinates to deal with the crisis while he got his beauty sleep in preparation for a fundraising campaign trip to Vegas.
That is not true . . . and the truth, as we’ve come to expect with Obama, is almost surely worse. There is good reason to believe that while Americans were still fighting for their lives in Benghazi, while no military efforts were being made to rescue them, and while those desperately trying to rescue them were being told to stand down, the president was busy shaping the “blame the video” narrative to which his administration clung in the aftermath.
In the case of Benghazi, the question may not be “What did he know and when did he know it?”
The important question, which the administration is carefully avoiding, is “What did Obama do, and when did he do it?”

Can we now say Obama was aslseep at the wheel? It seems now that everytime Obama is questioned, all we get is that it was low level operatives responsible for any decisions made. Really? Don't you just love how the Obama talking heads continue to evade the question and instead come back with their own accusations that its all a Republican ploy to bring down Obama. Well here we have a highly respected journalist asking questions and he couldn't get a straight answer. Something is definitely rotten in the White House.  What was Obama trying to coverup when no forces were sent to rescues the Ambassador or other Americans that were under attack. Are we supposed to believe that the best military force in the world could not even have a figher jet fly over the scene to scare off the A-Qaida forces that were attacking our people? And to say well its all in the past so lets move on and forget about it. Thats even worse. Four Americans are dead because Obama failed to act as Commander in Chief.