February 7, 2013

Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (020713)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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  1. Just another detail that the American Voter should have been told prior to the election:

    Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi


    Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, the president 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.

    Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.

    The 5 o’clock meeting was a pre-scheduled 30-minute session, where, according to Panetta’s recollection, they spent about 20 minutes talking a lot about the American embassy that was surrounded in Egypt and the situation that was just unfolding in Benghazi.

    An empty chair moment…two heros were left to fight alone against almost 200 attackers over a 6 hour period, killing 60 of them. So in essence, it was Panetta who abandoned them and left them for dead while he, Panetta repeatedly refused requests for assistance since he was the one in charge. Obama himself couldn’t be bothered because he was too busy making a phone call during the 6 hour period. Incompetence????? IMO, Yea.

    Comment by dscott — February 7, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

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