Skip to comments.Rep. Cotton: Where Was President Obama During Benghazi Attack?
Posted on 05/12/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
While some lawmakers have questions about what happened before or after the 2012 bombing of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Rep. Tom Cotton said he wants to know what President Barack Obama was doing during the attack.
"As a former soldier myself, I particularly want to know what happened during the attacks. Why didn't the president send reinforcements from Tripoli, or from our fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, or even from Italy?" the Arkansas Republican said Monday on "Fox & Friends."
While conceding that support forces "might not have reached Benghazi in time," Cotton said, "You just don't know how long a firefight is going to last whenever you're sending reinforcements to begin with."
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Why? Cuz he hates Americans and loves the bearded jihadis.
It’s a really big question.
We already know (accidentally) that he wasn’t in the situation room (like most of the Bin Laden raid while he was golfing).
So. Where was he? It’s a big deal.
In the Obamanation Year of 2009, noted Democrat Intellectual, Ex-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (also an award-winning Co-Author of the now transparently failed Affordable [sic] Healthcare Tax Law), set the Pelosi Federal Standard of Excellence with this now famous quote:
We have to pass the Affordable [sic] Healthcare Bill to find out what is in it, - - - away from the fog of the controversy.
Now, in the Obamanation year of 2014, We, the People, are being accused by the same Noted Democrat Intellectual, Ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of willingly approving funding of a Political Stunt [her words], formally known as The Benghazi Murders Select House Committee, as appointed by permissive, Doormat Republican House Speaker Boehner.
This is an obvious, transparent contradiction to the incisive legal logic that Pelosi used during her former Democrat zeal to ram through a single party mandatory tax on We, the People.
If We, the People, choose not to correct Ex-Speaker Pelosis latest accusatory, (and, as always undocumented), speech then few will remember what we here today have failed to do in this hour of peril in loyal Patriotic Opposition, (commonly called POd), to the evil, Oppressive, Marxist Regime of the now failed Community of Obamanation, moving forward.
When a noted Democrat Intellectual of the lofty stature of Democrat Ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, establishes such a high Standard of Federal Excellence, as brilliantly, and impeccably displayed in her above quote about the Affordable [sic] Healthcare Law, it becomes incumbent on We, the People, to fervently beseech our sorry Doormat Republicans to fairly apply that same Standard of Pelosi Federal Excellence to other matters of Federal involvement.
Besides, the Democrats own Fairness Doctrine requires that this be so as follows: - - - be very strictly framed in all PC speeches, (as per the dictates of Obama Mentor, published Communist Saul Alinsky), regardless of ethnicity, Country of birth, race, creed, non-Democrat Party affiliation, disgust with politics, low level of voter information, non-subscriber to the New York Times, non- viewer to MSNBC TV, religion, non-religion, gender, or gender of choice.
Then let us, the Oppressed We, the People, do hereby resolve, forthwith, to always enthusiastically be MOVING FORWARD with the Democrat Mandate of the Pelosi Federal Standard of Excellence because:
WE HAVE TO INVESTIGATE THE BENGHAZI MURDERS AND THE 20 MONTH LONG OBAMA-CLINTON-BOEHNER COVERUP OF SAID MURDERS TO FIND OUT WHAT IS IN IT, - - - AWAY FROM THE FOG OF THE PHONY VIDEO.
BTW, since B. Hussein Obama always dictates that he has ordered his crack AG Holder To get to the bottom of this, is that not just another Communist Saul Alinsky Method of deflecting any potentially punitive Investigation away from Where the Buck Stops?
If Obama is ever found to be the one where the buck actually stops, all he has to do is to promise that he, ALONE, will make sure that it never happens again.
Great laugh! Is this one of your creations?
The whole Benghazi attack and the background of it needs to be investigated, that I agree with. I’m just having problems agreeing that where Obama was has any real meaning. What if he just decided to get drunk and left operational control to whatever team does that stuff when the President is otherwise pre-occupied by choice?
Obama’s explanation is BS. He didn’t know what Al Qaeda was going to do in Benghazi. They might have started shooting Americans, one an hour.
The only way Obama could have been so disinterested is if he knew that everything was going to stop. And the only way he could know it would stop is if we had won....or he surrendered.
Obama surrendered at Benghazi and that’s ONE of the big secrets. And when Al Qaeda is kicking your ass, you don’t just get to call a time out while they walk off the field. They attacked in Benghazi for a reason. They wanted something. They got it. No rescue attempt. No military response. All Americans out of Benghazi. They won and Obama surrendered.
No, found it on the www.
Stoned out of his gourd.
In any part of the service that's called "Dereliction of Duty" and it requires a Courts Martial.
This clown if the highest ranking officer in the chain of command. No CM for him , a Impeachment trial is required.
(I know , I Know In another dimension)
Oh, and for the Hildebeast, please elaborate on that $6 Billion the Dept of State says it cannot account for.
We are talking probable multiple felonies among Obama and his political appointees.
After he is impeached he can be brought to Court Martial.
Rumors are that he was so drunk that he was incapacitated. We might never know unless a tell all book gets released.
I keep hearing that same question over and over but I remember right after Benghazi happened it was reported that Obama had gone to bed because he had a fundraiser the next day in Las Vegas. Either people have short memories or they weren’t paying attention to the news or maybe it’s just an attempt to cover up the facts.
I think it will also turn out that he was doing debate rehersals earlier in the evening instead of being on top of events.
“So. Where was he? Its a big deal”
No it isn’t.
It would be a big deal if the answer could lead to his removal from office.
The president should NEVER be drunk. If he was, he should immediately lose the job. His job is too important with millions of lives on the line.
Btw, can you imagine how the press would have hounded Bush from day one to find out exactly where he was?
Anything “reported” by the news media is open to question. Liars lie. That is what they do.
It would if he was drunk or stoned. Unfortunately, it would be a miracle to prove that.
No, he will be late for his neck tie fitting party........
He would not be removed from office for being drunk or stoned.
226 years of constitutional history shows that, unless he committed or ordered to be committed serious crimes that he will not be removed.
0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.
0bama abandoned his post.
0bama did nothing!!!
Yes, as the CIC, he should have been very involved in trying to get help to them, but he wasn’t, so where was he and what the hell was he doing?
It’s not that he didn’t do anything. He made a decision to let those in Benghazi fend for themselves, while assistance was provided in Tripoli.
OK. 0bama decided to do nothing positive. Better?
Tripoli rescue team told to stand down.
Hicks: Special Forces Furious Upon Being Told to Stand Down video at link
"According to Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission in Libya, special forces were furious when they were told to stand down during the Benghazi attack. I will quote Lieutenant Colonel Gibson, Hicks told the House Oversight Committee in hearings today, He said, This is the first time in my career that a diplomat has more balls than somebody in the military."
This might be considered a stand down too.
Whistle-blower: Botched talking points hurt FBI probe of Benghazi attack
"Another whistle-blower questioned Wednesday why more military assets were not deployed sooner during the Benghazi terror attack. Mark Thompson, a former Marine and official with the State Department's Counterterrorism Bureau, said he was rebuffed by the White House when he asked for a specialized team -- known as a FEST team -- to be deployed. This is a unit made of special operations personnel, diplomatic security, intelligence and other officers."
He made a political decision not to assist those in Benghazi. How many people there? Forty? So their lives were worth nothing in comparison to his political future. Which disturbs me immensely because there are survivors who should be be coming forward to call out this administration for its cowardice.
I want to know what exchanged hands between the ambassador and his Turkish visitor
Yes it is. I am a bit surprised some politician asked this question. I am also surprised I don’t recall anyone asking before, but I might be wrong.
Yeah, that and bumpin’ pee-pees with Reggie. Stoned Obama: “Oh yeah Larry, just like that baby! Right their big guy! Fire away Larry!” Reggie: “Damn it Barry! That is the third freakin’ time you all be callin’ my azz Larry this week! It’s REGGIE damn it!!!” Stoned Obama: “Oops Reg, sorry buddy! Larry be aroun’ but you know you still be my main punch.....Hell, I didn’t moan ‘Mooch’ at you now did I???......Now back at it big boy!!!”
+1 as this is about the only area where laws could have been arguably broken.
"Oh, and for the Hildebeast, please elaborate on that $6 Billion the Dept of State says it cannot account for.
Funny how quickly that has dropped out of the news.
The fact is, Presidents are not always available 24/7/365x4. What if he was just tipsy and decided he shouldn't be making decisions? Would you applaud him for his prudence or put him on trial for it?
As for where he was? Not significant and you can't make a good argument for it without engaging in hypothetical's as for Bush -- well it would have been no problem cause he would have told where he was easily enough.
At this point should we know and should they be answered? Yes because the Administration let this devolve into political theater and sure acted guilty -- if only of trying to save his campaign from a last minute public opinion hit.
What's significant is what was Stevens doing in Benghazi and why was security drawn down? Was it an intelligence operation? Was it a military operation?
I know you are right. I don’t think anything this worthless creep does would get him removed from office. America no longer has the spine to do what is right.
I think where he was is extremely significant. I don’t know if we will ever find out, but it shows how pathetic he is. Plus, others have argued that he has to give the orders for our military to cross borders. I don’t know if that is necessarily true since we already had ongoing operations in Libya, but until put to rest, it is a factor.
I still don’t know why a few jets from Italy were not scrambled to do some high speed passes of the compound. It would have been good for our guys moral and would have likely caused confusion and maybe panic with the bad guys.
What is dereliction of duty and could it apply to the CIC?
I think there is more than just breaking the law that applies to this case.
A decision to send light infantry forces into urban combat, or not to do so, is a prerogative of the President.
Under no circumstances could such a decision result in 67 Senators voting to remove this President, or any President, from office.
Misfeasance, Malfeasance and Nonfeasance. Those are the choices with regards to Benghazi.
Malfeasance if he made his decisions with ill intent towards people ‘not our enemies’. Can be considered a degree of treachery if the malice was directed towards the U.S and her interests.
Misfeasance for making a series of errors in judgement so egregious as to bring harm.
Nonfeasance is the closest thing to ‘dereliction of duty’.
Where was Obama?
Why were we the last remaining in Benghazi?
Where are the survivors and why are they hidden?
Why is the media ignoring the families of the dead?
Why is the media ignoring the families of the survivors?
Why did he go ahead with the fundraising trip the next day?
Where was Hillary?
Why did so many military relieved of their commands afterward?
Why did the muzzies attack and kill an American Ambassador?
Why was there no retaliation?
Why is the administration stonewalling?
Where are the survivors and will they be called to answer questions about that night?
Cotton pick’n 0bama
Isn’t that racist?
Hillary and Barry to be exposed...
‘Panetta, Morell agree: Benghazi select committee is legitimate’
I don’t think drinking it his thing. I have zero doubt he was in no condition for duty. My guess is that he was doing the same thing he was doing before the first Romney debate. The one where he was missing for a while, showed up unexpectedly at the Roosevelt Dam when he was supposed to be prepping for the debate and then showed up at the debate disheveled, out of it and unprepared.