Skip to comments.Petraeus on Benghazi: It Wasn't Me
Posted on 10/28/2012 6:01:27 AM PDT by yoe
Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that he or anyone else at the CIA refused assistance to the former Navy SEALs who requested it three times as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the night of Sep. 11. The Weekly Standard and ABC News (report) that Petraeus's denial effectively implicates President Barack Obama, since a refusal to assist "would have been a presidential decision."
Earlier today, Denver local reporter Kyle Clarke of KUSA-TV did what the national media largely refuses to do, (asking) Obama directly whether the Americans in Benghazi were denied requests for aid. Obama dodged the question, but implied that he had known about the attacks as they were "happening."
Emails released earlier this week (indicated) that the White House had been informed almost immediately that a terror group had taken responsibility for the attack in Benghazi, and Fox News reported this morning that the two former Navy SEALs, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, had been refused in requests for assistance they had made from the CIA annex.
Jake Tapper (quoted) Petraeus this afternoon denying that the CIA was responsible for the refusal: "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate."
As William Kristol of the Weekly Standard notes, that leaves only President Obama himself to blame:
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
It would have been a presidential decision.
If we had one......NO TO AN OBAMA SECOND TERM!
This is not going anywhere unless the MSM picks it up.
So far, that is NOT happening.
Maybe, just maybe, the MSM will be shamed into doing its job.
"Mr. President, were you in the situation room at any time during the Benghazi terrorist attack?"
Bill Kristol in the Weekly Standard has a list of 10 questions the President can answer NOW!
Among them: 1)Did you give specific order that the Consulate employees were to be saved? If so, to whom?
2) Did you meet with your National Security Staff during anytime the attack was in progress? What actions resulted?
You see, the Prez has complete answers to these important questions and needs no more time to respond.
But we need to investigate what happened!
If the President answers these questions truthfully, we'll be able to figure out what happened, and that is simply NOT acceptable!
Sorry you got fleas. Quit sleeping with dogs.
Various reports have stated that there was a total of around 30 people at the US Consulate and at the safe house in Benghazi. There should be several more individuals who could provide facts about what happened during the attack, and what requests for help were made and what the response was.
I wonder where those people are now and when we might hear from them?
I think they are all on special TAD to a research facility in Antarctica. With General Ham, etc.
Mr. President, which thumb did you have up your butt when you first heard of the attack in Libya?
Mr. President, did you switch thumbs up your butt at any time during the attack?
[”No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”]
General, IF this is true, you should offer to resign and if you don’t then you have fallen on your bayonet for this POS of a president.
Same message to the hapless Secretary of State.
This would never have happened if we had a Natural Born Citizen in the White House.
Can you imagine Allan West seeing what was happening , and going to bed?
Many have dug and not one story has hit about these people after the first report. Silence
Right! Call or write your paper...your place of worship, this president is walking away from his mess as fast as he can....DON’T LET HIM...hammer away at your senators & congressmen for answers. The Benghazi massacre cannot be swept under the Obama rug or thrown under the Obama bus...keep this scandal on the front page.
Remember, Obama has taken great pride in saying that Libya was liberated without American blood being shed. Obama did not want potential voters to wake up to our uniformed military being KIA.
So, DOD assets were told to stand down as CIA subcontractors, whose presence could be concealed, were tasked with extracting diplomatic assets from the Mission. Also, those operators were familiar with the battlefield and were leveraged with local friendly militia.
As the battlefield was so unshaped and on/off and populated by hostiles of unknown strength and unknown weapons, this was a reasonable tactical choice anyway.
Other rapid response units that could have gotten there would have been too little and too late.
General Ham and Africom, were frustrated that in this theater of their responsibility, they were not in position to act effectively.
It wasn’t me ... I wasn’t there ... I didn’t mean it ... and Obama put me up to it.
I’ve been saying this for a few days now.
Hillary will take the hit.
She/State will admit the video was premature.
This admission will give 0bama enough cover, a distraction, until the elections are over.
Yet another Pres_ential “decision”...
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