I was glad that Panetta confirmed that both Hillary and Obama were out of the loop on Benghazi and that no one from White House checked in or further inquired.
But my question then to Panetta and Joint Chief Dempsey is: So what did YOU do? Why did you not send in help? Who gave order to “stand down”?
The lack of follow up is maddening. Totally absolves O & H and no accountability for anyone.
One question I have in that regard was prompted by what Dempsey said in the hearing--and I have yet to hear anyone in the MSM or elsewhere raise it.
Dempsey said that the Pentagon was looking at plenty of other problems that day--9/11--including in Cairo, as mobs rioted in front of our Embassy. When you look at the timeline of day's events, you see that Benghazi happened around 9 pm that evening well after the events in Cairo had occurred. So what was DOD doing in response to the events in Cairo before Benghazi? Did they move any of our forces closer to the region? Were they put on alert? After 9/11 there were demonstrations worldwide against the US, e.g, Tunisia, Yemen, Karachi, etc. but Dempsey tried to conflate those with the events of 9/11.