The president is lying about Benghazi
We all remember when Bill Clinton argued that it all depends on what the meaning of 'is' is. We were all disgusted that the office of the President had become so low that we were deciphering legalistic terms and arguing about sex acts. Oh for the good ole days.
President Obama's disregard for the truth has made Bill Clinton seem like a novice. Hisstatements are always riddled with inconsistency. Many could easily have been dissected with a curious media, but that hasn't happen. Very few people can lie as well.
On September 11, 2012 we were attacked in Libya, Benghazi. Leon Panetta testified yesterday before congress that the President was only briefed once at a previously scheduled meeting around 5:00 pm. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his staff were already under attack at that time. Were they in danger, and who defines danger?
Did the President not care about their safety specifically ordid he not expect things to escalatefurther. No one knows.
The President stated in a press conference on November 14, 2013 as reported.
"If people don't think that we did everything we can to make sure that we saved the lives of folks who I sent there, and who were carrying out missions on behalf of the United States, then you don't know how our Defense Department thinks or our State Department thinks or our CIA thinks," Obama said. "Their number one priority is obviously to protect American lives."
"As Henry raised his hand to follow up, Obama interrupted him and continued with his answer.
"I can can tell you that immediately upon finding out that our folks were in danger, that my orders to my national security team were do whatever we need to do to make sure they're safe. And that's the same order I would give any time that I see Americans are in danger -- whether they're civilian or military -- because that's our number one priority."
This President was negligent is many ways by failing to engage directly in these events. We all hope that if this were us or one of our family members we could count on the support of our President. Maybe he was not interested and just didn't have time for that "3:00 phone call". He was in the middle of a difficult re-election campaign.
With something that ended so badly the President was going to need a statement that would insulate him from liability. His minions would accept it, his detractors would not and the compliant media would protect him.
When the President said "immediately" that must have meant when I woke up the next morning. Here we go again.