I agree with you...again
Perhaps the out might have been: Obama ordered/approved the special forces in from Sigonella, if necessary. Then General Ham or Leon Panetta said:
- Too much uncertainty, we can’t send the military into Benghazi.
This was Panetta’s story, that He and General Ham thought, because of the uncertainty, that the mission was too risky. I think Panetta implicated another General in that decision also.
But, being the Sec Def - the Generals take orders in that situation, not give them. So Panetta is either implicating himself, or he was operating under the president’s direction.
Yep, the bottom line is that only the POTUS can give the order, we know he didn't, and if he didn't because he was advised not to he still bears full responsibility for leaving them all to die without lifting a finger. There is no way out of that for him. All of the spin, excuses and lies will wear themselves out and that will be what is left.