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In the Benghazi talking points scandal, there seems to be no incredulity among the members of the press corps about the idea that was put forth by then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that: "This is not 9-1-1. You cannot just simply call and expect within two minutes to have a team in place. It takes time," Panetta said on CNN's "State of the Union." He continued blaming the lack of intelligence that would have allowed the military to respond more rapidly to the crisis. According to a report published by Fox News on October 26th, Panetta expanded on that. According to the report, the U.S. military did not quickly intervene during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month because military leaders did not have adequate intelligence information and felt they should not put American forces at risk. While I am sure that there are many in this nation who might believe the fear of risk for the members of our military is in fact an admirable trait for the Secretary of Defense,...(Read Full Article)

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