Report: No One in CIA Ordered Operatives to Stand Down, Was a Presidential Decision

October 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm (Benghazi, CIA, General Petraus, Libya, President Obama, Presidential Decision, Scandal, Stand Down, Vegas)

The American people must force the media to cover this story.  This is a Presidential scandal of epic proportions.

Earlier today we reported on the news that the SEALs in Benghazi begged for help.  Begged for help and were told to “stand down” multiple times.

The PJ Tatler reports that help was not that far away.  The group could have been aided by the presence of an AC-130 that was actually stationed in Benghazi.

If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American:

The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.

There were two AC-130Us deployed to Libya in March as part of Operation Unified Protector.

The AC-130U is a very effective third-generation fire-support aircraft, capable of continuous and extremely accurate fire onto multiple targets. It has been used numerous times in Iraq and Afghanistan to save pinned-down allied forces, and has even been credited with the surrender of the Taliban city of Kunduz.

Torches and pitchfork irate is an understatement.

Doug Ross writes:

Benghazi-gate is spinning out of control and the Obama administration is dying right before our eyes, thanks especially to leaks that are coming fast and furious (no pun intended; oh, and here’s a helpful hint for future Democrat Presidents in the mold of Carter and Obama: throw the intel community under the bus at your own peril).

 In recounting this sordid abdication of leadership (or worse), Glenn Beck stated this afternoon that, “Today, officially, is the day that I no longer recognize my country.”

And Karin McQuillan asks, “Did Obama watch while they fought for their lives?”

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for President Obama, there’s this.

Via the Weekly Standard:

Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ” 

So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.

It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need? 

The emphasis was added here, but let’s re-read that portion again.

Who in the Government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need?

It would have been a presidential decision. 

Now, watch the President do what he’s done so successfully over the last month and a half – avoid answering questions about Benghazi.

He watched them die.  He watched them die and then flew to Vegas for a fundraiser.

Where is the American media?  Running scared.

We watched Navy SEALs ignore orders to stand down, running directly into the fight.

Then the President abandoned them.  And now the media is abandoning them again.

America, we can not abandon these brave men a third time.

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Video: Father of Slain SEAL – Administration "Murderers of My Son"

October 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm (Benghazi, Charles Woods, Chris Stevens, Megyn Kelly, Obama Administration, President Obama, Stand Down, Tyrone Woods)

Earlier today, we reported on news that Americans killed in Benghazi on 9/11 had radioed for help multiple times, and were denied those requests each time.

Charles Woods, the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, one of the Americans slain in the premeditated attack, spoke to Megyn Kelly earlier today, assailing the Obama administration for feeding he and his family a pack of lies, and for being “murderers of (his) son”.

Video can be seen below.  Transcript follows.

TRANSCRIPT

CHARLIE WOODS: thank you, i appreciate the introduction, and i do want to reiterate and really emphasize again that this is not about politics. if it were about politics, it would dishonor my son. this is about honesty and integrity and justice.

KELLY: you learn more about his final moments, how he was denied three times, and how he ignored the orders to stand down and he rushed to the scene to try to do his best and he did it down to the last.

WOODS: my son was an american hero. and he had the moral strength to do what was right. even if that would professionally cost him his job. even if it would cost him his life. he was a hero who was willing to do whatever was necessary. to respond to the cries for help. if, in fact, those people from the white house were courageous and have the strength, within minutes of the first attack, — he was not denied permission. i don’t know much about weapons, but it’s coming out right now. they actually had laser targets focused on the mortars and they refused to pull the trigger. to me, i’m an attorney. but to me, that is not right. those people made the decision and who knew about this and lied about it — they are murderers of my son. that is a very strong statement. but for their benefit, we need to stand up and they need to change the direction of their lives. i say, you know who you are. i hope years from now, you change the direction of your life.

KELLY: charlie, do you feel like you are getting straight answers? from the administration on this?

WOODS: this is all a pack of lies. that is one thing is the father whose son who has been killed, i do not appreciate lies.i’m a loving person. i love my son and i want to honor him. facts are coming out right now. the reason i am even speaking up, whatever the facts came out that in real-time, the white house, minutes after the first bullet was fired, they watch my son and they denied his request for help. my son violated his orders in order to protect the lives of at least 30 people. he risked his life and i wish that leadership in the white house had the same moral porridge that my son displayed with his wife.

KELLY: as we look at the beautiful pictures that you gave us of your son when he was younger, we remember his legacy. he is an american hero, charlie. i will give you the last word.

WOODS: you know, i appreciate that. and i sent you those pictures of him in high school. and i wanted you to show those for one reason. and that is so that people can be inspired and know that he was just a normal kid. we were an imperfect memory, but a normal family. i hope that his legacy goes on. and that we would raise a generation of american heroes. and that they would be inspired by his pictures and his life. those are strong morally and strong in every other aspect. we do not need another generation of liars who lack the moral strength.

KELLY: charlie, all the best you and your family.

WOODS: i really appreciate that. i really wish the best to those people that love my son to be murdered. i mean i very sincerely. i want the best for them. they need to stand up, and they need to change the direction. thank you.

KELLY: thank you. all the best, sir. i know i speak for a lot of you when i say that your son is missed, and we honor his memory today.

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‘Stand Down’: More Proof That Americans Killed in Benghazi Were Left to Die by Their Government

October 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm (Ambassador Stevens, Annex, Benghazi, CIA, Delta Force, Fox News, Glen Doherty, Jennifer Griffin, Libya, Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods, White House)

The story of four Americans killed in Benghazi grows more horrifying each and every day.  This should be considered perhaps the biggest scandal in Presidential history.

Does it feel like it’s brig reported as such?

Via Fox News:

Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by officials in the CIA chain of command — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.

Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were part of a small team who were at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. Consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When they heard the shots fired, they radioed to inform their higher-ups to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. An hour later, they called again to headquarters and were again told to “stand down.”

Woods, Doherty and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the Consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The quick reaction force from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the Consulate and Sean Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.

At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.

Three separate requests for help.

Three separate denials.

They were told to stand down.  They were left to die.

Watch the report below…

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E-Mails Show White House Knew Benghazi Was a Militant Attack Two Hours In

October 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm (Ambassador Stevens, Benghazi, John Bolton, Libya, Obama Administration, President Obama, Saxby Chambliss, Scandal, State Department, White House, White House E-Mails)

So much for reporting on the intelligence available at the time.  My question – Do you not as Americans get angrier with each and every lie that comes out of the White House regarding the murder of four fellow patriots?

Does it bother you at all?

Via Reuters:

Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.

The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.

U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a “terrorist” attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.

By ultimately, they mean several weeks later.  This is definitive proof that Obama’s White House was not getting bad reports and bad intelligence from the State Department or the intelligence community, and simply erroneously relaying information that a video had sparked the attack.

They knew.  They knew, and they lied.

More details from Gateway Pundit:

This email was sent to State Department officials, White House officials, Secret Service officials at 6:07 PM EST on 9-11.

This was at least the third email sent to the White House the evening of 9-11 on the Benghazi attack.

Barack Obama was meeting with his security team in the Oval Office that evening.

The email clearly blamed Al-Qaeda linked group Ansar al-Sharia for the attack on the US consulate.

This was before the lifeless body of Ambassador Stevens was dragged from the consulate ruins.

A copy of the e-mail:

Then there’s this from Fox Nation via Maggie’s Notebook:

The United States had an unmanned Predator drone over its consulate in Benghazi during the attack that slaughtered four Americans — which should have led to a quicker military response, it was revealed yesterday.

“They stood, and they watched, and our people died,” former CIA commander Gary Berntsen told CBS News.

The network reported that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft observed the final hours of the hours-long siege on Sept. 11 — obtaining information that should have spurred swift action.

But as Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were killed by terrorists armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, Defense Department officials were too slow to send in the troops, Berntsen said.

“They made zero adjustments in this. You find a way to make this happen,” he fumed.

“There isn’t a plan for every single engagement. Sometimes you have to be able to make adjustments.”

The Pentagon said it moved a team of special operators from Central Europe to Sigonella, Italy — about an hour flight from Libya — but gave no other details.

Fighter jets and Specter AC-130 gunships — which could have been used to help disperse the bloodthirsty mob — were also stationed at three nearby bases, sources told the network.

The White House knew about it and did nothing.  They watched it happening in real-time and did nothing.  President Obama knew about it and went to sleep.  Literally. 

Republicans are responding.

NewsMax:

Republicans are blasting the Obama administration for failing to act on real-time information that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was under attack. Emails obtained by the news agency Reuters show that officials at the State Department were told within two hours of the attack starting that the al-Qaida-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility. Reacting to the report, former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton said he was not surprised by the disclosure, telling Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Tuesday night that “what the emails show beyond any doubt is that the State Department was fully possessed of the information in real time.” Bolton said the “paper trail” now makes it harder for the Obama administration to “sweep away” the security failure at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, in which Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other Americans were killed. On Capitol Hill, Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, called for additional hearings on Libya based on the emails…
… Bolton also blamed the failure to launch an immediate military response to the attack, based on the email traffic that reportedly reached the White House situation room and the State Department, on election year politics and the administration’s reluctance to admit that al-Qaida “was resurgent in Libya.” “It undercut the [Obama campaign] storyline that the war on terror is over, al-Qaida’s on the run, the Arab spring has been a success,” Bolton said. “And that led to the denials of the request [before the attack] for security enhancement. That led to the tragedy in Benghazi. And I think that then led to this ridiculous story that it was caused by some YouTube video.” Bolton described it as “a willful blindness” to reality.

Willful blindness to reality.  Does that statement apply more so to the administration, or those voters who will ignore this massive scandal come election day?

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Candy Crowley Proven Wrong on Topic of President Calling Benghazi Terrorism By … Candy Crowley

October 17, 2012 at 11:34 am (2012 Election, Benghazi, Candy Crowley, CNN Moderator, David Axelrod, Fact Check, Hofstra Debate, Mitt Romney, President Obama, Terrorism)

The worst moment of last night’s debate involved moderator Candy Crowley interjecting her own fact-checking into an argument in which she was ultimately proven wrong.  She back-tracked post-debate.  But what’s worse is that several weeks ago, Crowley was arguing with the Obama administration about the same topic, by using the same exact argument that she fact-checked Romney on last night.

Why then, did she argue against her own knowledge and facts?

Clearly to throw the President a lifeline.

Here’s the exchange via the Washington Times:

The most shocking exchange took place on the Benghazi attack that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others dead.

Mr. Romney: “You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror? It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying.”

Mr. Obama made no defense. “Please proceed, governor.”

“I want to make sure,” Mr. Romney said. “Get the transcript,” the president said. Then Ms. Crowley jumped in to do her own fact-check, on the spot. “It — it — it — he did in fact, sir. … He did call it an act of terror.”

The truth is, he didn’t. The day after the attack, he said only this: “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.” It took another two weeks before the White House would label the attack an act of terror.

After the debate, Ms. Crowley walked back her inappropriate comments.

Via the Washington Free Beacon:

After the debate, debate moderator Candy Crowley said Republican nominee Mitt Romney was “right in the main” but “picked the wrong word” on the Obama administration’s immediate response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.

What a weak defense for blatant bias.

What’s even more interesting is that Crowley sounded exactly like Romney a couple of weeks ago in debating the issue with Obama adviser David Axelrod.

Via Breitbart (h/t Weasel Zippers):

On CNN’s “State of the Union” on September 30, Candy Crowley insisted David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s chief strategist, was wrong when Axelrod tried to claim President Barack Obama called the Benghazi attack “an act of terror” on the day after.

“First, they said it was not planned, it was part of this tape,” Crowley said when Axelrod tried to spin her.

This was Crowley the journalist, unlike the pro-Obama advocate who moderated Tuesday’s debate between Obama and Mitt Romney and interjected herself into an argument between Obama and Romney on the exact same issue — and took Obama’s side.

During the debate, Crowley affirmed Obama’s assertion that he referred to the Benghazi attacks as acts of terror on the day after.

After Romney correctly said it took Obama 14 days before Obama said the the Benghazi attacks were acts of terror, Crowley took Obama’s side — to an ovation from the town hall audience —  and she proclaimed Obama had indeed claimed the Benghazi attacks were acts of terror the day after the attacks in the White House Rose Garden.

On September 12, the day after the attacks, Obama did say the words “acts of terror” but he was not referring to the attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.

Here’s the video…

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Republican Senators Respond to Hillary Clinton Accepting Blame for Benghazi

October 16, 2012 at 9:00 am (Benghazi, Buck Stops, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, President Obama, Security, State Department, Terrorism)

Late last night we received word that Hillary Clinton – not President Obama – was accepting full responsibility for the security lapses that led to the successful assassination of four Americans in Benghazi.

Falling on the sword for the administration during a tough re-election bid, Clinton today told a CNN reporter “I take responsibility” for security ahead of the attacks. 

Notice consistent use of the phrase ‘the buck stops with her’.

This is clearly an attempt to deflect criticism being aimed at the White House ahead of the second Presidential debate scheduled for tomorrow night. 

Now, U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte have responded to the ‘laudable gesture’, pointing out the unlikelihood that the President was unaware of the rising security risks in Libya.

“We have just learned that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has claimed full responsibility for any failure to secure our people and our Consulate in Benghazi prior to the attack of September 11, 2012. This is a laudable gesture, especially when the White House is trying to avoid any responsibility whatsoever. 

“However, we must remember that the events of September 11 were preceded by an escalating pattern of attacks this year in Benghazi, including a bomb that was thrown into our Consulate in April, another explosive device that was detonated outside of our Consulate in June, and an assassination attempt on the British Ambassador. If the President was truly not aware of this rising threat level in Benghazi, then we have lost confidence in his national security team, whose responsibility it is to keep the President informed. But if the President was aware of these earlier attacks in Benghazi prior to the events of September 11, 2012, then he bears full responsibility for any security failures that occurred. The security of Americans serving our nation everywhere in the world is ultimately the job of the Commander-in-Chief. The buck stops there. 

“Furthermore, there is the separate issue of the insistence by members of the Administration, including the President himself, that the attack in Benghazi was the result of a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful video, long after it had become clear that the real cause was a terrorist attack. The President also bears responsibility for this portrayal of the attack, and we continue to believe that the American people deserve to know why the Administration acted as it did.”

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Video: Hillary Clinton Falls on the Sword for Obama Administration

October 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm (2012 Election, Benghazi, Buck Stops, Debate, Hillary Clinton, Libya, Mitt Romney, President Obama, State Department)

Remember when President Obama was criticizing Mitt Romney about his responsibilities at Bain Capital, even invoking Harry Truman’s ‘the buck stops here’ campaign?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, here’s what I know, we were just talking about responsibility and as president of the United States, it’s pretty clear to me that I’m responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you.

Now, my understanding is that Mr. Romney attested to the SEC, multiple times, that he was the chairman, CEO and president of Bain Capital and I think most Americans figure if you are the chairman, CEO and president of a company that you are responsible for what that company does.

Ultimately Mr. Romney, I think, is going to have to answer those questions, because if he aspires to being president one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations, but again that’s probably a question that he’s going to have to answer and I think that’s a legitimate part of the campaign.

The buck stops with the President?  He is ultimately responsible for the conduct of his operations?

Apparently that mantra doesn’t hold true when it comes to your administration’s conduct in dealing with the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.

Today we found out the buck doesn’t actually stop with the President, but rather it stops with Hillary Clinton.

Falling on the sword for the administration during a tough re-election bid, Clinton today told a CNN reporter “I take responsibility” for security ahead of the attacks.

Notice consistent use of the phrase ‘the buck stops with her’.
This is clearly an attempt to deflect criticism being aimed at the White House ahead of the second Presidential debate scheduled for tomorrow night. 
The Right Scoop states:

“This was a purely political move to give Obama breathing room tomorrow night. That’s it.”

If the State Department had solely been responsible for the lack of security leading up to the attacks, the White House would not have consistently covered up this attack with the fabricated ‘spontaneous protest’ story.

With the economy being blamed on Bush consistently over the last four years, and now these terror attacks being blamed on Hillary, one has to wonder can anything that happens under this regime be considered Obama’s fault?

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While Senate Investigates Benghazi Attacks, President Obama Talks About the Nikki Minaj/Mariah Carey Feud

October 15, 2012 at 11:00 am (Benghazi, Joe Lieberman, Libya, Mariah Carey, Michael Yo, Nikki Minaj, President Obama, Susan Collins, US Ambassador Chris Stevens)

Well, at least he has his priorities straight.

Late last week, and just over three weeks away from Election Day, the bipartisan US Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee announced it would launch an official investigation into the terrorist murders of 4 Americans, including a US Ambassador, in Benghazi.

Via Roll Call:

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced late Friday that it will investigate the events surrounding the death of four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador.

Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and ranking member Susan Collins (R-Maine) made the announcement in a joint statement.

“We intend to examine the circumstances before, during, and after the attack, including threat awareness, U.S. security needs for diplomatic personnel in Benghazi and Libya, and communications among the intelligence community, the State Department, the Defense Department, and the White House,” Lieberman and Collins said.

An early story line suggested the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11 of this year that took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, was caused by a riot over an anti-Muslim video, but that has fallen apart. And various administration officials have given different accounts about what happened.

Since the Sept. 11, however, it has become clear that there were requests to bolster security in the country that went unmet before the consulate was attacked. Most officials now acknowledge it was a planned terrorist attack on the consulate.

Considering his administration is being accused of a cover up, you’d think this would be a significant priority on the President’s agenda.

But here’s where Obama’s priorities lie instead…

Earlier today, President Obama called into Y100s Michael YO! Show, where he weighed in on a very serious topic plaguing the pop world – the American Idol fight between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. What better person to give their opinion on the American Idol spat, other than the top American himself. 

The president told Y100 that he believes that the two can work out their differences. When asked how Obama thinks he would do on the reality show, he confessed that he thinks hell stick to his day job.

So the President didn’t have time to attend his security briefings prior to the attack on 9/11, but now that four Americans are dead he has decided to free up some time … to call into a local radio show?

Here is the interview…

We know you’re no longer interested in working as the President of the United States, but could you at least feign concern for the people your policies helped kill?

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Democrats: Americans Don’t Care About Benghazi, But They Care About Bin Laden

October 15, 2012 at 7:10 am (2012 Election, Benghazi, Christopher Stevens, Democrats, Donna Edwards, Foreign Policy, Libya, Mitt Romney, Obama Administration, Osama Bin laden, Situation Room, Stephanie Cutter)

Democrats for some reason seem to think that the singular act of killing Osama bin Laden equates to a successful foreign policy.

Problem is, the President’s other foreign policy tactics – disarming our Marines, creating a policy of ‘courageous restraint’, negotiating with the Taliban by releasing their commanders in exchange for a “promise” of peace talks, and failing to provide adequate security to our consulate buildings – demonstrate a complete lack of understanding of world events.

There is real concern over the President’s weak foreign policy.

On CNN’s The Situation Room yesterday Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards joined Stephanie Cutter and Team Obama in dismissing real concerns over Libya.

Watch as she first admonishes that we must “take the politics out of this,” then drops this bomb:

“…what voters care about, they may not care about Benghazi, but they care about Bin Laden.”

Utterly disgraceful.
The polls seem to indicate otherwise, as Obama has been sliding consistently since the real story about Benghazi has come to light.  Prior to the attack and cover up, Obama polled strongly in foreign policy, having a 49 to 41% edge over Mitt Romney regarding the question of ‘who do you trust to do a better job of protecting Americans from terrorist attacks’.  Now those results have reversed course, with Romney leading 48 to 42%.
We care, Ms. Edwards.  We care about being attacked on the anniversary of 9/11.  We care about the administration covering it up.  We care about being lied to.  
Ask Christopher Stevens family if they care about Benghazi.

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Obama Campaign Manager: Benghazi Attack Only an Issue Because of Romney and Ryan

October 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm (Benghazi, Bumps in the Road, Libya, Mitt Romney, Obama Administration, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Stephanie Cutter, Terrorist Attack)

Shorter translation – the American people don’t have a right to know what happened in Benghazi, and if it weren’t for those meddling Republicans, they wouldn’t be asking so many questions.

Washington Free Beacon:

Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said Thursday that the “entire reason” the terrorist attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans has “become the political topic it is” is because Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan talk about the attack.

STEPHANIE CUTTER: In terms of the politicization of this — you know, we are here at a debate, and I hope we get to talk about the debate — but the entire reason this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. It’s a big part of their stump speech. And it’s reckless and irresponsible what they’re doing.

BROOKE BALDWIN: But, Stephanie, this is national security. As we witnessed this revolution last year, we covered it–

CUTTER: It is absolutely national security–

BALDWIN: –it is absolutely pertinent. People in the American public absolutely have a right to get answers.

The audacity of this woman to equate the realization by Romney and Ryan that the American people, and even more so, the families of those who died in Benghazi, have the right to ask questions about what happened and why it happened, to a political ploy is jaw-dropping.
This is an issue Ms. Cutter, because the people want to know why the administration didn’t do more to protect these Americans, why they covered up what really happened, and why you and your cohorts continue to view the terrorist attack in Benghazi as a ‘bump in the road’.
This woman is sick.

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