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Obama Made No Calls On The Night Of Benghazi

From the Washington Times:

Obama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House says

By Stephen Dinan | February 14, 2013

President Obama didn’t make any phone calls the night of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the White House said in a letter to Congress released Thursday.

“During the entire attack, the president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office in the mix,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican..

Mr. Graham said that if Mr. Obama had picked up the phone, at least two of the Americans killed in the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi might still be alive because he might have been able to push U.S. aid to get to the scene faster.

This report is from back on Thursday, but it has gotten no mainstream media coverage. Probably because they have been too busy talking about Marco Rubio taking a sip of water. But, once again, it directly contradicts the earlier claims from the White House. (See below.)

The White House has said Mr. Obama was kept up to date on the attack by his staff, though after being alerted to the attack in a pre-scheduled afternoon meeting he never spoke again with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin E. Dempsey or then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

And never mind that during his confirmation hearings, Obama’s chief of staff, Jack Lew, could not say who had briefed Obama on Benghazi. Or when.

Mr. Panetta told Congress last week that he knew immediately the attacks were a terrorist assault, though the White House downplayed that notion in the first five days after the attack…

Mr. Graham said he will block the president’s nominee to head the CIA until he hears more details about what Mr. Obama was doing.

A threat that has subsequently been dropped.

Sen. John McCain said the White House’s reticence in releasing information contrasts poorly with the flood of details the White House put out about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, which has spawned two movies.

“We still don’t know what the president of the United States was doing the night of the attack and who he was talking to. We know who he wasn’t talking to,” Mr. McCain said.

As we have noted previously, two days before the election David Axelrod told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday”:

“Chris, as I said, immediately when word of the attack came, the president was meeting with his top national security folks. He was talking to them well into the night. He was in touch with them during the day, as – during the next day as well. So, there is no question about the fact that he was focused on this.”

Now we know this was a total lie. But of course Obama being AWOL while four Americans were being killed does not compare with Marco Rubio taking a sip of water.

By the way, there was another reason that Obama did not want to admit that our consulate in Libya was attacked by terrorists on 9/11. On that very day he had sent a video message to the ‘Arab Forum On Asset Recovery,’ in which he basically congratulated himself on the so-called Arab Spring and specifically Libya.

From the Center for Western Journalism:

Obama Praises Arab Spring, Libya On Day Our Ambassador To Libya Was Murdered

By Daniel Noe | September 12, 2012

Not only did Barack Obama violate his pledge not to campaign on 9/11, but he also used the day to issue greetings to the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery, seemingly oblivious to the importance and solemnity of the day, as well as the context of his message…

So maybe he didn’t want to hear anything about this very inconvenient terrorist attack.

In any case, we are still wondering why we haven’t heard anything from the 35 Americans who were in the Benghazi consulate during the attack. Why is that?

Why don’t they sue someone? Didn’t they go through even a worse experience than those Carnival Cruise passengers?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Obama Made No Calls On The Night Of Benghazi”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    There’s no doubt that there’s curious actions afoot.

    The nation is being run by the sophomoric twits from high school. With the same attitudes, same petulance, same childish uptake on everything.

    These people are clearly more like the “slice of regular life” we have in America, but it cannot survive. Every dog has his day and so will this bunch. We are living in a hell made for us by the irresponsible and inept nature of national socialists. But these national socialists are also so inept that they expect cover for everything they do that’s wrong. Eventually though, they themselves will actually grow tired of covering for one another because, as is the fact throughout history, when there’s no political profit to be had, it will end.

    Unfortunately, it’ll be cataclysmic to the nation. Their little tantrum will have (and already has) cost this nation dearly. We have proven to the world that we cannot be counted on to pay our bills, protect our resources or be a firm ally with anyone. This, of course, is all by design and is entirely intentional because the national socialists think that the way we’ve done business has been wrong for over 230 years and they think they know better. But for Obama, it’s all just about destruction. The more, the better. He simply has to taylor it to sound “green” or somehow “progressive” in order to sell it to the other liberal twits.

    Liberal twits love sales pitches, especially if it causes an “emotional erection”. After all, it’s where they live. Doesn’t matter if it wastes billions of dollars or causes untold damage to people who might otherwise have jobs; If it’s sold as “saving the planet” or “allowing a choice” or some other useless but emotionally charged idea, then it’s a sale.

  2. untrainable says:

    America is being ruled by a man who truly believes that because he has been re-elected, he doesn’t HAVE to answer questions. He is the president for god’s sake. Why should he be bothered by nagging questions from someone like John McCain, or Lindsay Graham? First of all, they’re republicans. Second, they’re obviously racists. And third, nobody else cares what happened in Benghazi, so why don’t they just let it go?
    It’s not that big a deal? Just like easily verifiable voter fraud was no big deal. Just like Fast and Furious was no big deal. Just like unsanctioned drone strikes are no big deal. Just like the sequential takeover of the muslim world by the muslim brotherhood is no big deal. Just like North Korea having nukes is no big deal. Iran having nukes is no big deal. A U6 unemployment number of 14+% is no big deal. Record numbers on welfare and food stamps is no big deal. Gas prices rising to $5/gal is no big deal. An economy in general that is contracting is no big deal. An “economic recovery” that has been worse than the recession that preceded it is no big deal. Billions of dollars being thrown away on worthless “green initiatives” and unspecified etherial “infrastructure” while simultaneously crushing the coal industry is no big deal. No budget for 4+ years is no big deal. A 16 TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT IS NO BIG DEAL??????
    And what IS a big deal to these clowns? Marco Rubio drinking water? Law abiding citizens owning and even, oh the humanity, CARRYING guns? The unfair use of the word “illegal” to describe people who have broken the law to get into our country? And “Fairness”. Puhleeze.

  3. USSFreedom says:

    Didn’t make any calls AND didn’t take any, after being told of the situation he jumped into his bed and pulled the covers over his head, closed his eyes and his mind and said, “Make it go away” and all those media suck ups in bed with him almost made it happen. But, the video lie didn’t fly. AL-KI-DUH? Who would a thunk it? Well, Just about anyone paying any attention.

  4. canary says:

    Obama’s refused all calls this weekend during his secret golf game with Tiger Woods, both away far their children.

    FoxNews: Obama plays round of golf with Tiger Woods, media air frustration over access

    Feb 18 2013


    Woods first visited Obama at the White House, but the 2009 scandal of Woods who neglected his wife and children by having a string of worldly sexual encounters cooled their friendship, until after Woods recent win.

    These 4 years will mean more vacations and golf and alone time for Obama since he won approval.

    No wonder the Director of his Personal Security Team resigned.

  5. canary says:

    A deadly attack on a US Embassy didn’t warrant Obama’s order not to be awoke from his beauty sleep before his vacation to Las Vegas. Just a bump in the road that didn’t matter to him.

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