Are we learning anything new pieces of the timeline here?
*CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle.
*A White House official told CBS News that, at the start of the attack, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta “looked at available options, and the ones we exercised had our military forces arrive in less than 24 hours, well ahead of timelines laid out in established policies.”
*CBS News has been told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did seek clearances from Libya to fly in their airspace, but the administration won’t say anything further about what was said or decided on that front.
“CBS News has been told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did seek clearances from Libya to fly in their airspace, but the administration wont say anything further about what was said or decided on that front.”
Clintons leaking info???
As long as Panetta is in the clear then I think the Clintons will be full steam ahead. IF Panetta is wrapped up in the fiasco by making a bad decision - then his head is on the chopping block ,too. Clintons then have to tiptoe if they know what’s good for them.
I imagine that the Old gal Hill knew the enemy had missles. She also would have known by then that she couldn’t trust anyone in Libya.
It would have been a greater nightmare to send in help and have them get picked off by weapons we supplied to Libya and were probably trying to get back.
I don’t get this. Why was there a protracted battle. As I understand it there was just the ambassador and one other unarmed guy (The two Seals showed up to help after they heard the gun fire).