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