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Obama Blew Off Benghazi After Scheduled Meeting

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 7, 2013 @ 11:37 pm In The Point | 14 Comments


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 [2]. 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.

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[2] Obama made no effort to stay on top of the situation in Benghazi: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/panetta-and-joint-chiefs-chair-obama-talked-them-only-once-night-benghazi-attack

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