Barack Obama and his lackeys have repeatedly promised that the Obama administration would release the details of what happened in Benghazi, Libya in a transparent and open manner. Obama self-righteously promised that the American people would know the facts about Benghazi as the administration learned them:
“Anytime a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans who were serving our country get killed, we have to figure out what happened and fix it,” Obama said in a taped interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“But,” he added, “I do take offense with some suggestion that in any way, we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in what we believed.”
That is simply a lie. It is a documented lie. We now know that the Obama administration was lying from the very beginning in characterizing as a “spontaneous act” motivated by a “video” was a complete fabrication of the facts. And Obama has absolutely refused to come clean in a strategy that realizes that the American people would vote him out if they knew the truth.
And yet they’ve lied and obfuscated and refused to release critical information and details at every single level every single step of the way. And from what little they are telling us, we know that White House officials were aware RIGHT AWAY that they were basically lying to the American people.
In spite of Obama’s deceitful promise, the Obama administration has been releasing details at the speed of frozen molasses. The House of Representatives are demanding answers to questions the White House is refusing to even acknowledge let alone answer. And every single time the administration has actually said ANYTHING, we later are finding out that whatever the White House said was a lie.
The White House is refusing to answer very simple questions such as when the president first learned of the emails sent directly to the Executive Office of the President that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was under attack.
It is time to come clean so the American people can know whether their president is an adequate commander-in-chief or whether we need to urgently replace him with somebody who can get the job done:
Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/28/2012
Oct 28, 2012 12:30 PM EDT
The Washington Post
Obama needs to come clean on Benghazi
By Jennifer Rubin
The Benghazi debacle has three parts: how we neglected security while al-Qaeda was building a presence in Libya; whether the administration tried to mislead the public as to the nature of the attack; and now whether the administration denied pleas for help from operatives on the ground at the consulate.
Now, presumably at the behest of Gen. David Petraeus — who has been remarkably tight-lipped and not defended his agency against White House accusations that senior officials’ misstatements were the fault of the CIA — the CIA threw the hot potato right back in the politicians’ laps.
“We can say with confidence that the agency reacted quickly to aid our colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi,” CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood told Fox News. “Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. In fact, it is important to remember how many lives were saved by courageous Americans who put their own safety at risk that night—and that some of those selfless Americans gave their lives in the effort to rescue their comrades.”
So how about it, Mr. President — who called off a rescue and why? President Obama, a little more than a week before the election, won’t tell Americans what happened. Well, why should he — the press doesn’t hound him, the liberal elite still rushes to his defense, and his White House attack dogs bark “Politics!” whenever legitimate questions are asked.
Meanwhile, the father of slain SEAL Tyrone Woods is furious with the administration, demanding to know why his son wasn’t saved when “apparently even the State Department had a live stream and was aware of their calls for help. My son wasn’t even there. He was at a safe house about a mile away. He got the distress call; he heard them crying for help; that’s why he and Glen risked their lives to go that extra mile just to take care of the situation. And I’m sure that wasn’t the only one received that distress call — you know, ‘Come save our lives.’”
Did Defense Secretary Leon Panetta take it upon himself to call off any rescue effort? (He told the press on Thursday that the Pentagon lacked clear information as to what was going on.) Where was the president and did he or some other official take it upon himself to deny help to the trapped Americans?
This is an appalling tale of, at the very least, gross incompetency and utter lack of transparency. The media, including those who continue to carry Obama’s political water, should be demanding Obama answer questions, before the election.
As for Mitt Romney, he’s not exactly been a profile in courage on this one. He, too, should be demanding answers and telling voters how he would conduct himself under similar circumstances. Sure, he got burned last time when the press freaked out over his remarks on the Cairo Embassy assault. But he’s going to face far worse as president if elected, so maybe it is time he, too, started pressuring the president to give some answers. That is what leaders do — speak up even when it is not easy.