In so many situations that defines and describes the sitting President of these United States not only now but back when he was a member of the State House in Illinois and while in the United States Senate where he was oft found to vote PRESENT rather than take a stand.
ABSENTIA – is Latin for ‘in absence,’ or more fully, in one’s absence. In the case of Benghazi and the attack on our embassy, the death of our ambassador and three other individuals including former Navy Seals he could only be referred to as “Commander-In-Absentia” because HE WAS NOT PRESENT and NOT INVOLVED in handling the matter as it unfolded. I don’t just think that I take it from the testimony of the current Secretary of Defense in testimony given UNDER OATH to the United States Senate.
When Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) asked Leon Panetta if he had direct communication with the President after their “pre-scheduled” meeting at 5 PM EDT, he said NO. The assault on the consulate had already been underway an hour and a half by that time. Panetta acknowledged that neither the President nor anyone else from the White House called afterward to check on what was happening. Mr. Panetta said, “The Commander-in-Chief” left it up to us! I am quite sure that Constitutional Law requires the President to give the orders militarily that would have been required but he was nowhere to be found.
Mr. Obama has claimed that he gave “three directives” as soon as he learned what was happening but Mr. Panetta contradicts that assertion. So who is lying and what would Panetta have to gain by lying? Mr. Obama told a Denver reporter in October:
“I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure we are securing our personnel and that we are doing whatever we need to. Number two, we are going to investigate exactly what happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Number three; find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.”
His right hand man and compatriot in crime Rahm Emmanuel defended the president but my questions are as follows:
- 1. Were those directives actually given?
- 2. Where is the proof? (There is always a paper trail to confirm such actions)
- 3. If they were they must have been long after the attack not during the actual events.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas secured admission from both Dempsey and Panetta that they were not in touch with Secretary of State Clinton during the attacks and received ZERO HELP from the State Department. They even expressed surprise at Secretary of State Clinton’s testimony UNDER OATH that she did not know about an URGENT CABLE from Ambassador Stevens last August about the seriousness of the situation.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) received an admission from Panetta that no military action whatsoever had been ordered leaving the consulate on its own in the attack that lasted more than five hours. When Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) quizzed Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan about why the administration did nothing to question a suspect he was told that Tunisian authorities had arrested the suspect and there was no provision in Tunisian law to allow the United States to question him. I do believe that we could have exerted enough pressure on the Tunisian government to elicit their cooperation in this matter had we desired to do so.
It is incredibly clear to me that Barack Obama the President of the United States of America for whatever reason did not care enough about the people in the embassy to be involved and take steps to protect and defend our consulate, which represent the United States of America itself. Obama did NOTHING. Clinton did NOTHING. The Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff did NOTHING. The Deputy National Security Advisor did NOTHING. Not only did they DO NOTHING but they spun a lie to cover their FAILURE because the ELECTION was more important that our embassy and the lives of our citizens in Benghazi. That is more than dereliction of duty it is criminal and treasonous, in my view! Yet, sadly it seems that nothing will be done to HOLD THE PRESIDENT ACCOUNTABLE for his FAILURE in this or any other situation.
God help us! America and Americans if we do not exert enough pressure on our elected officials to get them to act we have LOST THE REPUBLIC. I know many will tell me too late we already have but I must maintain a shred of hope that we can find enough men and women who are honorable and willing to follow the Constitution and the Law and DO THE RIGHT THING!
Mr. Obama, I try to respect you but you make it impossible. I do respect the Constitution, the office of the President but your actions are reprehensible to me and I have and will continue to call for my Senators and Congressman to take the necessary action to see you not only removed from office but tried for your crimes.
God bless you and God bless America!