For two weeks, President Barack Hussein “kill list” Obama and his administration tried to cover-up Obama’s (non)actions in the Benghazi attack incident. Does the MSM report the cover-up attempt? To quote John Belushi from SNL, “Noooooooooooooooooooooo!” Even Pat Caddell, Democrat pollster, referred to the MSM by saying “These people have no honor!”
We must ask, “Was Obama in charge?” Did he or did he not refuse to deploy military assistance during the Benghazi consulate attack? We know that he was in the White House Situation Room during the six hour attack, watching in real time as the attack happened. While watching, Obama had plenty of time to have sent a strike team to Benghazi to help defend the ambassador and three other Americans.
During the second presidential debate, Obama said, “… as soon as we found out that the Benghazi consulate was being overrun, I was on the phone with my national security team.” I guess we have to carefully consider what he said. There is, after all, a difference between “being attacked” and “being overrun.” That is similar to what the definition of what “is” is.
The day after the attack (September 12, 2012), Obama made this statement:
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
But nowhere in Obama’s statement was there a single word about retribution. Four Americans dead, no retribution? Only under Obama. Whatever happened to President Theodore Roosevelt’s advice to “speak softly, but carry a big stick”? Obama did, indeed, speak softly. Have I missed him using a big stick?
About the lack of response, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said, “… a basic principle here, and the basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on, without having some real time information about what’s taking place.” He actually said that despite real time video, emails to the White House, desperate cries for help from Benghazi, and a former SEAL painting a target with a laser. And Panetta’s excuse for refusing to send military assets? He said, “There’s a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on here.” What Panetta said may be true, but tell that to Ambassador Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, and Sean Smith. After all, Panetta signed on of his own free will to make decisions; now! That goes for Obama as well. But I guess he was too busy thinking about the fundraiser in Las Vegas the next day to be bothered with a life or death decision.
Obama was either not in charge and/or incompetent during the entire Benghazi fiasco, so he and his administration tried to cover his non-actions, and tried to to make General Carter F. Ham the scapegoat. General Ham, then AFRICOM commander, had military assets in Sigonella, Italy, about an hour away from Benghazi. General Ham told the Pentagon (that’s Leon Panetta) that he had a unit ready, but was told to stand down. Ham’s response was that he was going to help anyhow. But Ham was relieved of command within a minute when he tried to deploy the assets. If there was ever an illustration of why politicians, once they send Americans into harm’s way, need to back off and let military professionals handle the situation, this was it. And if there was ever an illustration of Obama being in over his head, this was it. Obama relieved a general who tried to take honorable action. But I guess honorable action is a subject about which Obama has no knowledge.
By the way, be sure to look at this map to see what American and ally military assets were available.
The cover-up began soon after Obama’s non-action. The cover-up effort has increased as more and more information is discovered (no thanks to the MSM). Obama and his administration knew about the terrorist attack by an al Qaeda affiliate, but lied about the event for weeks in hopes of minimizing political fallout. Further, when the bodies of the four dead Americans were returned to the United States, Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took over the affair at Dover AFB to deliver politically motivated lies. Acknowledging what really happened in Benghazi will destroy one of Obama’s main campaign themes: he had al Qaeda on its heels via is own personal heroism. Please note when Obama said that. Rather than lose face (as if he has any more to lose), Obama chose to pretend that the Benghazi attack was a mob uprising prompted by a YouTube video. He even said that six times in his UN speech. Where is the MSM as more information is uncovered?
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume, on Fox’s Fox News Sunday, said, in reference to the Benghazi cover-up, “… one of the problems we’re having here is, that it has fallen to this news organization, Fox News and a couple others, to do all the heavy lifting on this story.” Hume continued, “The mainstream organs of the media that would be after this like a pack of hounds, if this were a Republican president, have been remarkably reticent.”
Rush Limbaugh said, “They [Obama and his administration] lied, folks. I don’t know how else to say it.” Even though you Democrats/liberals/progressive (DLP) try to dismiss Limbaugh as a blowhard, he is correct. Try as you may, the truth is the truth: Obama and his administration lied. Limbaugh continued, “This dwarfs Watergate, weapons of mass destruction, whatever,” citing favorite DLP talking points. “This dwarfs Iran-Contra, about which the media spent three solid years trying to take out Ronald Reagan.” I must ask, in the face of incontrovertible evidence that Obama either took no action or was incompetent, where is the outrage from the MSM and DLPs regarding this cover-up? But that is a rhetorical question since we already know the answer.
The difference between the Watergate cover-up and the Benghazi cover-up: four Americans did not die during the Watergate cover-up. The MSM knows all of this. It will be interesting to see if they do their job, or if they continue to cover-up for Obama. This is just one more illustration of how the MSM is in the tank for Obama.
But that’s just my opinion.