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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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.
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