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.
_resident AWOL !!!!
"The thief has come to kill, to rob, to destroy. I have come to bring life and to have it more abundantly." John 10:10
Obama is guilty of all three. There can't be any question who possesses him.
“PFEIFFER: the premise of your question, somehow there was something that could have been done differently,”If Obama had been in command, and actively took part that evening, you’d think they’d say so. Pfeiffer’s repeated obfuscation, and continual avoidance of answering the question tells me beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Obama was engaged that night in something totally unrelated to what was going on in Benghazi.
It is tremendously important! The Commander must be at “The Critical Point” when the shooting is going on. The Commander must be at the place where his/her presence can have the biggest impact on the organization’s success. And The Critcal Point during Benghazi wasn’t Obama’s bedroom. Obama put on his jammies, grabbed his snugly bear and went nighty night thereby sending the message to everyone, including our enemies, that he didn’t care. Obama is our Commander-In-Chief. The word “Commander” comes from Sanskrit and means “The one to whom we entrust our beloved”. I’ve seen the mothers of those men killed in Benghazi. They entrusted their beloved sons to Obama, and he cared so little that he put on his jammies and went to bed because fundraising for his election was more important than the lives of those women’s sons. He is a pathetic excuse for a leader.
PFEIFFER: the premise of your question, somehow there was something that could have been done differently,
If Obama had been in command, and actively took part that evening, youd think theyd say so. Pfeiffers repeated obfuscation, and continual avoidance of answering the question tells me beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Obama was engaged that night in something totally unrelated to what was going on in Benghazi.
He is not a leader but a highly-kept fund raiser to keep money in the coffers so his destruction can carry on.
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Yeah, sometime that day, O was in the WH, and we are outraged that you would ask for more information. When the Bin Laden raid happened that photo of him was everywhere. Perhaps, because some were questioning the authenticity of that photo, they decided that they could not do that again.
Where was the President when one of our embassies was being attacked? That is a valid question. The fact that they refuse to answer it speaks volumes.
Yes, but there is no evidence to refute it either.
Meaning, if Obama was paying attention the aid would be bragging about it, but since he doesn’t ant to talk about we know Zero wasn’t paying attention.
Liberals are too easy to understand. Simpletons.
Amen... it delights me to see the truth uncovered.
It's quite simple for Zippy to prove action was taken, just like it is quite simple for Zippy to prove he has a birth certificate.
It is a very relevant fact.
A powerful man (any man for that matter) demonstrates what is important to him by giving it his attention and his presence.
If the president of a huge corporation considers a project important he will want daily updates of that projects progress. If the project is at a critical point in its development he may want updates more often.
If Obama really was concerned about the lives of these members of his foreign service he would have been on hand in the situation room if not constantly at least frequently.
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!
0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.
Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker
There are three scandals here...
Denial of prior requests for security were a dereliction of duty.
The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority.
The inaction during the attack was something more than that.
The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.
ONE man had the authority to act that night.
0bama refused to act!
Without a doubt.
Didn’t he spend an hour on the phone with Netanyahu? What in the world could they have been talking about?
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“... and we have to make sure it doesnt happen again.”
I’m getting sick and tired of hearing this particular phrase from those defending Benghazi Hussein Obama.
No, I'll be there soon. There is some fire or something
in Libya. Yeah, I'm bringing my clubs.
Yes he did. This is the most detailed info I’ve found about the Netanyahu/Obama phone call:
And The Critcal Point during Benghazi wasnt Obamas bedroom.
Where better to discuss damage control in private with Jarrett and Axelrod?
“Obama refused to act”
Yes he certainly did.
Can you or anybody else explain to me how, with THIS Congress and THIS electorate, that Obama’s decison(s) could lead to his removal?
Where ever the clown-car-president was...he should be in prison.
Snarky, arrogant, above accountability Government Betters are in charge of our lives.
How much longer will the Socialist Freak Show go on?