Skip to comments.It Doesn’t Matter Where Obama was While Benghazi Happened, Says Obama Aide
Posted on 05/19/2013 8:24:36 AM PDT by smoothsailing
May 19, 2013
Only crazy conspiracy theorists think that the Commander-in-Chief’s presence and attention count when an American diplomatic facility is under siege.
According to Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer, Obama’s whereabouts during the attack don’t matter. Oddly enough Bush taking the time to finish reading a children’s book to a class of nervous children did.
WALLACE: with all due respect, you didn’t answer my question. what did the president do that night?
PFEIFFER: kept up to date with the events as they were happening.
WALLACE: he didn’t talk to the secretary of state except for the one time when the first attack was over. he didn’t talk to the secretary of defense, he didn’t talk to chiefs. the chairman of the joint who was he talking to?
PFEIFFER: his national security staff, his national security council.
WALLACE: was he in the situation room?
PFEIFFER: he was kept up to date throughout the day.
WALLACE: do you know know whether he was in the situation room?
PFEIFFER: i don’t know what room he was in that night. that’s a largely irrelevant fact.
WALLACE: well –
PFEIFFER: the premise of your question, somehow there was something that could have been done differently, okay, that would have changed the outcome here. the accountability roof board has looked at this, people have looked at this. it’s a horrible tragedy, and we have to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
WALLCE: here’s the point, though, the ambassador goes missing, the first ambassador in more than 30 years is killed. four americans, including the ambassador, are killed. dozens of americans are in jeopardy. the president at 4:00 in the afternoon says to the chairman of the joint chiefs to deploy forces. no forces are deployed. where is he while all this is going on?
PFEIFFER: this has been tested to by –
WALLACE: well, no. no one knows where he is, who was involved, the –
PFEIFFER: the suggestion of your question that somehow the president –
WALLACE: i just want to know the answer.
PFEIFFER: the assertions from republicans that the president didn’t take action is offensive. there’s no evidence to support it.
WALLACE: i’m simply asking a question. where was he? what did he do? how did he respond in who told him you can’t deploy forces and what was his president?
PFEIFFER: the president was in the white house that day, kept up to date by his national security team, spoke to the joint chiefs of staff earlier, secretary of state, and as events unfolded he was kept up to date.
Tellingly Pfeiffer does not provide a single name.
Wouldn’t he be in the situation room if it were a priority?
OBayMe’s priority was something more important to him personally would be my guess just like “BJ” Clintoon had his own priorities other than the country, ya think?
99.98% of politicians have their own self-serving priorities that come before their country.
He was with Reggie Love playing handball.
I would certainly think so. We know he was already at the White House, it wasn’t like he had to rush back there from somewhere else.
Never pass up a chance to play the race card.
“the president was in the white house that day”
Where was he that night?
There is evidence - four Americans are dead! And the POS gave the command to 'stand down' to prevent others from taking action.
“What difference does it make” huh sparky? That excuse hasn’t worked so well and neither will yours for obunghole... coverup agent of satan.
By saying the Republicans, he is saying killing of Americans is OK by the ‘rats. Did any ‘rat speak up yet on that?
"What difference does it make?!"
This controversey is not about obama’s physical prescense ( even though he should have been in the situation room ) but about his being disengaged from what was happening and letting others flounder in the decision making process.
It’s “Sociopaths on Parade” in this Whitehouse.
I hate to make the comparison here....but Reagan would have likely turned to some four-star general and just said “move heaven and earth to help the guy”, and left the room. And someone would have taken the order and the liberal amount of permission given....to do some things that you wouldn’t normally get the privilege to do.
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