Skip to comments.Obama says he is 'ultimately' responsible for Benghazi security
Posted on 10/28/2012 7:16:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama says he is 'ultimately' responsible for Benghazi security By Meghashyam Mali - 10/28/12 08:32 AM ET
President Obama on Saturday vowed to hold his administration accountable for Septembers attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying he took ultimate responsibility for any security lapses.
What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didnt do their job, theyll be held accountable, said Obama in an interview with MSNBCs Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, according to a report on that networks website.
Ultimately as Commander-in-Chief I am responsible and I dont shy away from that responsibility," Obama added.
The full interview, conducted after a rally in Nashua, N.H., is slated to air on Monday.
GOP lawmakers and presidential nominee Mitt Romney have hammered the president, accusing the administration of taking too long to identify the attack in Benghazi, which claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, as an act of terrorism.
In the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 assault, White House officials blamed the violence on anti-American anger sparked by a film critical of Islam.
Administration officials, though, say they based their assessments on intelligence available at the time and that subsequent information showed that the attack had been planned.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has also launched a probe questioning why additional security measures were not deployed prior to the attack.
Last week, Issa released diplomatic cables from Libya detailing embassy request for additional security and a sharply worded letter to the president, calling on him to explain if protection for American diplomats was downgraded prior to the assault. Democrats, though, have charged Republicans with politicizing the deaths of the four Americans.
I shared this on facebook....this needs to go viral....thank you for posting this
Because it is beginning to look that way. That decision was a Presidential level decision, and the President was aware of the issue. If the order was given to stand down, and the president let it stand, that was HIS decision.
Some things you cannot just vote present. To abandon our own people into the hands of Jihadi is simply betrayal. Betrayal is not an option, nor is it a command decision. It is criminal.
“What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didnt do their job, theyll be held accountable””
Why are people allowing him to go BACK to pre-attack? We need him to get current with the American people and up to date news releases/revelations and answer the most pressing issue NOW of “why was there a stand down order” to protect those on the ground that night? Who gave that order, Mr. President - my keyboard will not allow me to type his name and even the title gives it problems!!
The press, in covering for this charlatan, starting with not publishing information about his background or lack thereof and giving the states of pass in not vetting him, will go down in history as accessories to the biggest and most destructive hoax of all time.
Doesn’t even come close to Treason. Treason is very specific crime and I think the only one outlined in the Constitution.
This rates no higher than malfeasance, and weak at that.
It’s stupid though, an honorable official making that decision would cowboy up to it. Obama has no honor other than to himself.
There is also “Blackhawk Down” too - the problem, though, is Osama said that showed we were a Paper Tiger. What will THIS show to terrorists? /rhetorical
And, of course, it is a taped interview. Can’t be taking a chance of actually being asked some tough questions. The worst part is that MSNBC will let this fly. The one good thing is that only the truly lost actually watch that network so it won’t be changing any minds.
Does that include the economy he inherited? Everything about 0bama indicates he doesn’t take responsibility for anything.
In reality, his whole life philosophy is blaming someone else.
These arrogant assholes claim ‘accountability’ giving the impression they alone adjudicate the outcome.
2. But, Prince Obama the Lightbringer, after having switched on the light of democracy in Egypt and Libya, is loathe to admit to any problem or “bump in the road”, so to speak, and wants to party in Vegas instead.
3. He makes his first gutsy call, which is to tell our military to stand down and let it be, because this is only the first time he's heard of this, and wants to maybe sleep on it. Like with Bin Laden. And besides, they love us over there.
4. SHTF. Ambassador and others dead or worse. Vegas was fun though.
5. Obama makes his next gutsy call. Since people want to know about an attack on our consulate, and it's not his fault, and it's not the ROP’s fault, what to do? Easy. Say it with me now... blame America first! Especially Christians and the 1st and 2nd amendments if at all possible.
6. Some 24 year old intern at the State Department concocts the Youtube Cover Story. Seems legit.
7. Uh, let me be clear.. I didn't have enough info at the time. And so really, it's Mitt Romney's fault.
What a crock. Anyone who believes this buck-passing crapola is anywhere NEAR “taking responsibility” is a certifiable idiot.
Obama bin Obama is directly responsible for the murders of the four Americans.
He knew exactly what was happening, in real time, watched it on video, could have sent in forces to stop it, and ACTIVELY CHOSE to let them die.
WAKE the HELL UP, America!!!!
Does he physically have to kill our military with his own hands right in front of our faces for the people to be outraged enough to DO SOMETHING?
Tell this “CIC” what the penalty for treason is. This disgusting man has no idea what “responsibility” means.
The latest Washington doublespeak:
“I am ultimately responsible” = “Someone else is responsible”
Even if he were to do that, liberals would absolve him and blame it on the military.
That settles it. He took responsibility. Now let’s re-elect the greatest president we’ve ever had. sarc
The good thing about him saying he’s “ultimately responsible” means the left wing media will have to report something on it. Otherwise, he takes “ultimately responsibility” for what? Chrissy? Are you there?
To little to late, Mr. president. You left 4 men to die.