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Posted on 02/07/2013 9:53:27 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi Daniel Halper February 7, 2013 12:05 PM
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012:
Panetta said that Obama left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us."
In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Panetta said that, save their 5 o'clock prescheduled meeting with the president the day of September 11, Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that day. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.
Okay, my thought was HOLY COW, but WTF is more appropriate.
Where was the President but more importantly, why wasn’t he available?
So this time, the Liar-in-Chief didn’t even vote ‘present’. He should be removed from office ... dereliction of duties at a minimum.
He's the lightning rod.
His golden parachute must be blindingly bright.
This better be satire, Jesus Christ Almighty!!!!! WTF!!! IMPEACH 0BAMA. He should be available 24/7. I’ll bet Valerie Jarrett shielded him from the incident, trying to protect his re-election.. IMPEACH HER TOO!!! FOUR AMERICANS DIED, DAMN IT!!!
Did that moron Panetta even ATTEMPT to notify his Commander-in-Chief of events in Libya?
And, the lying continues....oh, what a web we weave...even the LOW info voters know the Pres is available 24/7....
IF this is true it’s beyond the pale.
Of all the days for POTUS to be absent,,on 09/11 no less. Unfreaking-believable!
Watch that statement from Panetta morph as outrage about it builds up. The weekend news shows will spend mucho time covering Dear Leader’s butt on this one.
Did we have a VP? If the POTUS and VP are not available, how about the SOS. If that fails, was the third in line the Speaker of the House contacted?
He was probably in the ‘election fraud control center’ underground below the White House, getting his groove on.
Axelrod on Why Obama Campaigned Hours After Benghazi: Everything Was Put in Motion That He Could Put in Motion
November 5, 2012
President Obama returned to the campaign trail hours after terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate and a safe house in Benghazi, killing four Americans, because everything was put in motion that he could put in motion, Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday.
Axelrod was asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace about the presidents decision to fly to Nevada for a campaign event within hours of the Sept. 11 attack compared to the decision late last month to suspend campaigning for three days to deal with superstorm Sandy.
Chris, as I said, immediately when word of the attack came, the president was meeting with his top national security folks. He was talking to them well into the night. He was in touch with them during the day, as during the next day as well. So, there is no question about the fact that he was focused on this.
But, why did he feel he could campaign within hours after a terror attack? Wallace asked.
Well, everything everything was put in motion that he could put in motion, Axelrod replied. Everything every conversation that needed to be had was being had between him and his top national security officials.
According to the official White House schedule for Wednesday, September 12, Obama left the White House for Andrews Air Force Base and the flight to Las Vegas at 2:05 pm. That was less than 24 hours after the drawn-out attack in Benghazi began; less than 16 hours after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Twitter first reported that an unnamed State Department officer had been killed in Benghazi; and about six hours after Clinton tweeted confirmation that four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were dead.
Reports were of Obama going to bed because he had a hot date with Las Vegas the next day. You know. Campaignin’.
..leading from behind, don't want no responsibility, utuh,not me, don't know nuttin, don't wanna know nuttin, can't blame meeeeee, da buck stops over der"
Interesting, on 09/11/12, this statement by Boehner was published,,that’s the same day. Published by CBS online. By
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CBS News/ September 11, 2012, 11:43 AM
Boehner: Obama “absent” from responsibilities
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(CBS News) House Speaker John Boehner had harsh words for President Obama on the looming “fiscal cliff,” saying the president has failed to lead.
“Where’s the president? Where’s the leadership?” Boehner said before answering his own question. “Absent without leave.”
Preezy Dear Leader was AWOL
When the phone rings at 3AM in the WH who do you want to answer it ... remember that in the run up to the ‘Rat National Convention in Denver?
Obama cites Benghazi phone call with national security team but no meeting
On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama said he called up his National Security team by phone while the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was being attacked, but did not say that he held a meeting before he flew to a fundraiser in Las Vegas.
As soon as we found out that the Benghazi consulate was being overrun, I was on the phone with my national security team and I gave them three instructions, Obama told a questioner during the town hall debate in Hofstra University.
The presidents mention of a phone call not a formal meeting in the White House with his national security team may fuel Republican accusations that the president is more focused on his re-election campaign than national security.
Prior to the Sept. 11 jihadi attack on the Benghazi facility that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Obama had scaled back his meetings with intelligence officials.
On Sept. 10, 2012, Marc Thiessen, a Washington Post columnist and a Republican, cited a report by the Government Accountability Institute to bolster his argument that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be.
During his first 1,225 days in office, Obama attended his PDB just 536 times or 43.8 percent of the time. During 2011 and the first half of 2012, his attendance became even less frequent falling to just over 38 percent, Thiessen wrote.
Who gave the order to stand down?? Panetta?? He doesn't have that authority. He's in a non-military capacity.
It had to be Obama.