Obama Blew Off Benghazi After Scheduled Meeting

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


While four Americans were being killed, Obama was getting some sleep before heading off to Vegas to party with Beyonce. And as Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified, Obama made no effort to stay on top of the situation in Benghazi. The only time Panetta talked to him about it was during a pre-scheduled meeting.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified that they spoke to President Barack Obama only once on the evening of the Sept. 11, 2012, when U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya were under attack by terrorists.

Panetta and Dempsey had a pre-scheduled meeting with Obama at 5:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. time on Sept. 11. After that they did not speak to Obama and Obama did not speak to them. Neither Panetta nor Dempsey spoke to anyone in the White House that night after their meeting with Obama.

While an American embassy was under fire, Obama blew off the Defense Secretary the Joint Chiefs of Staff because he had more important things to do… like campaign.

But like Hillary said, what difference does it make? It’s just some more bumps in the road, as Obama said. Human shaped bumps in the road that make no difference at all.

  • Arlie

    Time to being in Genera Ham and the 30 missing people the 2 CIA saved. Who gave the Stand Down order for the help that was ready to go? There are still unanswered questions. Obviously, everyone is lying. How awful.

  • Edward Cline

    It would be wrong to say that Obama and his administration have sunk to depths of decrepitude unknown since Bill Clinton. The decrepitude is where they started, beginning in 2008. It has been one long parade of episodes of lying, stealing, cheating, shams, posturing, negligence, ineptitude, incompetence, ignorance, and indifference. They have not risen above that decrepitude, and do not intend to. Why should they? They've got an MSM to cover for them and explain away every disaster. On the surface, Obama's unwillingness to face a crisis and opt for flying to Vegas instead of dealing with the Benghazi matter is not the behavior of a juvenile punk president out of his depth. That action was intentional and nihilistic. That is his character. He accepts responsibility for nothing. He is a king, or at least he thinks he is one.

  • Rifleman

    Obama's too busy playing president to be president.

    • Mary Sue

      yes, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.

      In a world where partying with beyonce is more important than doing his freaking job.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Let us see what happens, when enough time passes and more of the dirt sifts to the force. To wit, there are reams of evidence to land the entire crew in Federal pens, and for several lifetimes – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/25/benghazigate-

    There is only so much a free people should be willing to tolerate – or not.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Mary Sue

    I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT! HE SAID **** THIS I'M GOING TO BED! HE TOTALLY DID!

  • directedby1

    It's a miscarriage of justice that Obama has not been put on trial for numerous criminal scandals, in each case involving the deaths of innocents. He believes he is so above the law that he doesn't even give a cursory defense. He assumes: no defense is necessary, period. Thus far this charlatan has damaged the USA through his pathetic, failed, socialist policies. Now he is damaging the nation at a much deeper level simply by virtue of refusing to give any explanation for the numerous criminal activities of his Administration. America will forever be known as a gangster-run sewer state. Little Barry Soetoro urinates on the Constitution and America every day. He is ten times dirtier than Nixon. He needs to stand trial or be assassinated. He needs to be gone, period.

    • Art Xerxes

      My second comment was intended to be a reply to you directedby1. "Fast and Furious" has already been stuffed down the memory hole by Precious Token's minions in the media sad to say……

  • kasandra

    Disgusting.

  • Mach1Duck

    Well folks, this is call Chicago Politics, and those who voted for this clown are getting exactly what they voted for.

  • Flowerknife_us

    Obama just must have figured that he will see them all when they get back to the States.

  • Art Xerxes

    Precious Token is a straight-up sociopath. In addition to a list of excreable qualities too long to list here, he is a straight-up sociopath, quite literally.

  • Art Xerxes

    I am convinced that Precious Token and MyPeeps Holder are both guilty of felony murder x at least 300. Of course since the dead were only brown people and a white person and not any of "my people" as PT and MyPeeps would put it, they are as innocent as the driven snow in their own minds.

  • Paardestaart

    To think that BHO was actually re-elected after the death of Stevens and the betrayal of the seals…