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:
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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”...
He testified to congress that the video started riots that lead to the death of the ambassador... That lie to congress is a serious mark on Petraeus.. He should resign or be fired.
I just stole this pic from you, good job!
Sigonella and Tripoli are roughly equal distance to Benghazi. This was a totally political decision not to involve the US military in a trans border operation.
There was nearly zero discussion about Libya or Benghazi at all on Meet The Press this morning. Someone said the word once, possibly Noonan, but she was immediately cut off and they went on to other pro -bama drivel.
I could not care less right now about anything having to do with three counties in Ohio, but that is everything they concentrated their hour on today. I tuned in especially to hear people discuss Benghazi. Blast ‘em!
Sounds exactly like Hitler in bed during the Normandy invasion and his people afraid to wake him and tell him it had begun.
“...Next Question: “Mr. President, were you in the situation room at any time during the Benghazi terrorist attack?”...”
Uh, um...hu...let me be perfectly...uhhhhh...clear on uuhhh, this....I was...uh...not in the situation room at the time....uhh...However, Ms. Jarrett was...ummm...uhhh..who I have full...uhhh...confidence in...She...uhhh...made the right call to uhhhhh....stand down. Me????! Oh...uhhhh...I was coked out with...uhhhh...one of my....ummm...bathhouse buds..in the uhhhhh....bedroom...but Ms. Jarrett is uhhhhh...was focused like ummm...uhhhh...laser on this.
Thank you, Mr.(ex)Present.
If he fires Petraeus for what he just said, I think they’ll have to start covering this. But however dumb we may like to think BHO is, he’s not that stupid. Will he ignore reporters from FNC asking him to respond to Petraeus, though? Will the MSM let him get away with that?
Did Obama go to bed while the attack was going on?
I don’t know,but he may as well have since he did nothing else.
Chris Wallace asked a Senator if those drones were armed.
He refused to answer!
So who the F was it then, Director Petraeus??!! Brothers-in-arms were left to die, cough up some names or you become part of the problem!!
Petraeus denies it? Well then, CIA's out.
Hillary denied it? State's out.
After all, who needs common sense - just ask the people who clearly were involved, and when they say they weren't, well, thereyago.
The truth about this uber-coward has now been completely confirmed. He and his henchmen are not qualified to be dog catchers...
I still say that the producer of “the vile video” was paid to make it with stimulus money and that is the reason that he is being held....until after the election...or forever....(heart attack in jail etc)...
This was an inside job...
I think it will take a high ranking person to step up and tell the truth.
If Frank Marshall Davis is his father, then he is actually natural born. That’s the irony.
Yes, but is it better to be not Natural Born, or to be fathered by a Commie.
That was the choice Obama faced or should have faced if we had a real Media.
Evidently he chose not to be natural Born
The entire Admin needs to be prosecuted and spend jail time for this.
There was a rapid response team that flew into Sigonella after another relief force from Tripoli was already on their way to and did relieve Benghazi along with CIA volunteers there.
They are what constituted the third firefight and extracted the remaining personnel except for Stevens who was found by friendlies.
Eventually, the other mass media outlets will have to start covering this tragic story, or else they're gonna lose even more viewers to Fox News.
The mainstream media is destroying its reputation beyond repair as a result of their lack of coverage on this story. As Pat Caddell has said, they, (and the administration they cover for) have become a "fundamental threat to [the Republic]"...
This what Col. Allen West had to say about it. He compared our flag being torn down at the embassy as someone tearing down the flag on top of our capital. Then he said this...
Love this awesome man!