"They weren’t told to stand down. They were told that the mission they were asked to perform was not in Benghazi, but at Tripoli airport.”
In other news, President Clinton did not have sexual relations with that woman. And with enough dictionaries and law books he could explain why his lie was technically the truth.
General Dempsey, who appears to be willing to do anything Obama says, from bringing Gay Pride to the military to lying about Benghazi, showed up to explain that the testimony of Gregory Hicks, the highest ranking diplomat in Libya after Stevens' death was absolutely wrong when he said that Special Forces personnel were told to stand down.
"They weren’t told to stand down. A `stand down’ means don’t do anything,” he said. “They were told that the mission they were asked to perform was not in Benghazi, but was at Tripoli airport.”
Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., questioned Dempsey about Hicks’ testimony at a hearing on the military budget. Dempsey explained that when the four members of Army special forces contacted their command center in Stuttgart, Germany, they were informed that Americans in Benghazi were “on their way and that they would be better used at the Tripoli airport because one of them was a medic.” He also said that “if they had gone, they would have simply passed each other in the air."
Well that worked out nicely. And no doubt, as Hicks testified, the Special Forces operators were angry because they were not fully cognizant of their vital responsibility to protect the Tripoli airport.