UNREAL … Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified Obama Was ABSENT Night of Benghazi Massacre … Obama AWOL

Barack Obama: The Absentee Commander in Chief …

After all these months, we finally learn that President Barack Obama was no where to be found the night that the Consulate was attacked in Benghazi, Libya and four Americans were killed. Is it any wonder why Obama and his complicit MSM did not want to make this an issue prior to the 2012 Presidential elections. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered, including US Ambassador Stevens, in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. They were left on their own.

Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, “up to us.”

In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.

The 5 o’clock meeting was a pre-scheduled 30-minute session, where, according to Panetta’s recollection, they spent about 20 minutes talking a lot about the American embassy that was surrounded in Egypt and the situation that was just unfolding in Benghazi.

Obama was absent as Americans were under assault in a massacre, yet he found time to make a phone call to save his political bacon to defuse a controversy about President Obama’s refusal to meet with Netanyahu two weeks later.

But Obama did have time to make a political call to the Israeli prime minister. “[W]e do know one thing the president found time to do that evening: He placed a call to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to defuse a controversy about President Obama’s refusal to meet with Netanyahu two weeks later at the U.N. General Assembly, and, according to the White House announcement that evening, spent an hour on the phone with him,” Kristol wrote.

More from Rush Limbaugh. Barack Obama could hardly seem to be bothered with the massacre that was taking place. How aloof could one possibly be? A US Ambassador is under attack and missing and Obama could really care less. How would the MSM treat this story if a Republican had been president when a US Ambassador was murdered? Does anyone think that maybe they would have covered the story and asked the administration why they are trying to cover up what happened?

AYOTTE: Did he ask you how long it would take to deploy assets –

PANETTA: No.

AYOTTE: — including armed aviation to the area?

PANETTA: He — he basically said, “Do whatever. Do whatever you need to do to be able to protect, uhhh, our people there.” He just left that up to us.

AYOTTE: Did you have any further communications with him that night?

PANETTA: No.

RUSH: “No.” So Obama votes “present.” I guess this means they weren’t in the Situation Room. Obama voted “present.” He said, “Nah, you guys do whatever you need to do.” Well, why didn’t anybody do anything then? I mean, clearly, if the president says, “Do what you need to do to protect our people there,” and they weren’t protected, then why didn’t they do it? So up next we have Senator Ted Cruz. During the Q&A, Cruz and Panetta had this exchange..

A Slobbering Quid Pro Quo Love Affair … President Barack Obama Praises Hillary Clinton in “60 Minutes” Interview

SHAMEFUL, SIMPLY SHAMEFUL … This is just one big pukefest between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the liberal MSM.

Remember when “60 Minutes” was considered investigative journalism? NOT ANY MORE. The liberal MSM does not hide their bias anymore and frankly, they just do not care who knows it. This Sunday, “60 Minutes” will have a lovefest, kumbaya, quid pro quo,  slobbering love affair between President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the MSM. One might as well call it Hillary Clinton’s first endorsement and announce for her 2016 Presidential run. When asked by 60 Minutes host Steve Kroft as to why Obama wanted to do this, the president responded by saying, “Hillary Clinton will go down as one of the finest Secretary of States we’ve had.” The real question is why would “60 Minutes” want to waist their air time with such a puff piece? This isn’t “The View”, or is it? The “60 Minutes” interview is nothing more than an infomercial.

In this softball interview from the sellouts of “60 Minutes”, President Obama does nothing but heap praise on Hillary Clinton. Obama stated, “Hillary Clinton will go down as one of the finest Secretary of States we’ve had.” Huh, really? The present World and US foreign policy been in more chaos? The Middle East is a tinderbox on the verge of exploding, the Arab Spring has been nothing more than a Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda take over, the US relationship with Russia is a mystery and North Korea is as troublesome as it ever has been. The Obama and Clinton lie that al-Qaeda and terrorism is on the run has been just that, a lie.  

How does “60 Minutes” with both Obama and Clinton in one setting not grill them on the murders of four Americans in Benghazi and the subsequent lack of anyone being held accountable including those in the United States and the terrorists in Libya? With both of the so-called people in charge, how come the once proud investigative journalism program did not hold both their feet to the fire and demand questions for “We the People” as to why there was a video lie put forth in Benghazi, why were there no troops sent, why has no one been held accountable, why did the cries of help for more security go heard, and how could four Americans just be left to die without any help?

 60 Minutes, from Investigative Journalism to Democrat Propaganda

 

Obama may seem to think that Hillary is the best Secretary of State ever, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky would have had her fired.

What a joke, you have the President of the United States, the Secretary of State and the presumed next prime candidate for the Democrat nominee for President and the MSM asks no real questions. From this point forward we can forget about any of the media ever holding a Democrat to accountability.

The whole point of the interview was a complicit, in the tank corrupt liberal  media allowing Obama to pay back Bill Clinton with Obama giving Hillary a ringing endorsement for 2016. The MSM was all too willing to oblige.

Sen. Rand Paul (KY-R) To Hillary Clinton at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Benghazi Terrorist Attack: ‘I Would Have Relieved You Of Your Post’ (VIDEO)

Yesterday during the  Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Benghazi, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) criticized Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Paul was one of the few that held nothing back and held Hilary Clinton’s feet to the fire for the responsibility, culpability and accountability for the Benghazi terror attacks. During his statements to Clinton Rand Paul stated, “Had I been president and found you did not read the cables from Benghazi and from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post.”

 
From the HUFPO:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing over the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

“I’m glad that you’re accepting responsibility,” said Paul. “I think ultimately with your leaving that you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11. And I really mean that.”

“Had I been president and found you did not read the cables from Benghazi and from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post. I think it’s inexcusable,” he said, referencing Clinton’s comments that she had not read all of the documentation surrounding the attack.

“I think we can understand you’re not reading every cable,” Paul said. He added that he didn’t suspect Clinton of “bad motives” but said that it was a “failure of leadership.”

Tunisia Releases Benghazi Attack Suspect Ali Harzi for Lack of Evidense in the Death of Four Americans Including Ambassador Stevens

BENGHAZI JUSTICE … SO HOW’S THAT OBAMA PROMISE FOR JUSTICE GOING?

Ali Harzi, the lone suspect in the Benghazi Consulate terror attack that was responsible for the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens, was released by Tunisia authorities for lack of evidence. According to his attorney, Harzi has been ordered to remain in Tunisia. As reported at the AP, rte release of Ali Harzi, a 26-year-old Tunisian, appears to represent a blow to the investigation of the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Libya. It would appear that neither Libya nor Obama wants to get to the truth as to what happened. Both just want this story to go away.

Tunisian authorities have unconditionally released the only suspect they held in custody over the deadly attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, his lawyer says.

Anwar Oued-Ali said on Tuesday his client, Ali Harzi, was freed on Monday for lack of incriminating evidence but had to remain in the greater Tunis area in case the court needed him, according to the Associated Press.

The release of Harzi, a Tunisian, represents a blow to the investigation of the attack on the consulate, which killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.

The attack coincided with the 11th anniversary of 9/11 assault on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon.

The investigation in Libya itself has been hamstrung by the weak power of the central government in the face of the powerful militias, some of whom may have been involved in the attack.

So where is Barack Obama’s search for justice now?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Faints & Suffers Concussion … Conveniently She Will Not Testify Next Week in Benghazi Hearings

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered a concussion after fainting due to dehydration from a stomach virus, according to the AP. The 65 year old Secretary of State had earlier skipped an overseas trip due to her illness. She is reported to going to be working from home as per doctors orders next week and not in DC.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion after fainting, the State Department said Saturday.

The 65-year-old Clinton, who’s expected to leave her job soon, was recovering at home after the incident last week and is being monitored by doctors, according to a statement by aide Philippe Reines.

Conveniently enough, due to these events Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won’t testify to Congress next week on Benghazi. Surprise, surprise, surprise. Is the Obama Administration 4-corners stall fix in on Benghazi? Earlier this week, UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Many feel that she was pressured to once again to fall on her sword to not embarrass Barack Obama on the Benghazi debacle and the obvious poor handling in Benghazi, Libya before, during and after the terror attacks that left four Americans dead. Hillary Clinton’s testimony may not have been a smoking gun, but any more details from the Obama Administration regarding Benghazi is better than nothing.

Ann Althouse is also skeptical of Hillary weaseling out of the Benghazi hearings. Although, this may come back to bite Hillary if she runs in 2016 as she would obvious get a failing grade when the 3 AM call came in.

Obama White House: Obama ‘Is Not Particularly Concerned’ Whether Susan Rice Misled the American People

Just a note to the American public, four Americans were murdered by terrorist as they pleaded for help and none came … The Obama Administration does not care.

Yesterday, White House Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, in a response to a question from Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration’s mishandling of Benghazi raises “core questions of basic competency,”  that the Obama administration “is not particularly concerned” about misleading the public on the attack of the Benghazi consulate. Making matters worse, not only does Obama “not particularly concerned”, he is rubbing America’s nose in the ground by praising Ambassador Rice. claiming he could not have been prouder.  Obama called her “extraordinary”.

From The Weekly Standard. Just curious, how can one be concerned about what happened in Benghazi, if you purposely sent people out to mislead the American public as to what happened in Benghazi? Hmm?

“What the president is worried about, Major, is what happened and why in Benghazi. He is not particularly concerned about whether the ambassador or I went out and talked about the fact that we believed extremists might have been responsible. And whether we named them as al Qaeda or not does not–no, it certainly doesn’t have any bearing on what happened and who was responsible as that investigation was continuing on Benghazi.”

Rice extraordinary? What else would one expect from Obama, except doubling down. Benghazi-gate, a lie at hand and a scandal waiting to explode, only if the MSM actually decided to do their job. Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, John McCain and Lindsey Graham all met with Ambassador Rice and left the meeting more troubled than before. But wait, it gets worse. Even uber-RINO Senator Susan Collins of Maine met with Rice and said, she remained deeply troubled that Ms. Rice did not seem to have a good answer for why the White House did not immediately classify the attack as an act of terrorism.

Face it America, Barack Obama does not care that four Americans died, does not want to get to the truth and will continue the cover up because it all points back to him and shows him to be incompetent and a non-leader. It was all about Obama’s reelection, not leadership.

Benghazigate: GOP Senators Ayotte, McCain and Graham More Troubled After Their Meeting Ambassador Rice Than Before

Ayotte, McCain and Graham remain more disturbed and troubled …

US Senators Kelly Ayotte (NH-R), John McCain (AZ-R) and Lindsey Graham (SC-R) met with UN Ambassador Susan Rice on Capitol Hill to discuss her misleading statements that she to the American public as she went on five Sunday morning talk shows following the Banghazi, Libya attacks and blamed them on a video tape rather than terrorism. However, instead of getting answers to the many questions as to why Rice would have mislead the public days after the attack when it was known that the attacks were a result of terrorism, Senators Ayotte, McCain and Graham were more troubled and disturbed by the answers they received than they were prior to the meeting (VIDEO). Sen Graham stated, ”The bottom line is that I’m more disturbed than I was before … about how four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya.” Senator John McCain said on Fox that he would be “very hard-pressed” to support Ms. Rice for Sec. of State.

After meeting with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on Tuesday, three GOP lawmakers said their concerns have only grown about misleading statements Rice made concerning the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead.

Rice’s meeting with Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte on Capitol Hill came as the White House signaled it may nominate Rice to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of State.

VIDEO Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit

“I’m more troubled today… It’s certainly clear from the beginning that we knew that those with ties to Al-Qaeda were involved in the attack on the embassy. And, clearly the impression that was given, the information given to the American people was wrong and in fact Ambassador Rice said today that Absolutely it was wrong… They have not cleared this up with the American people to date.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham voices his disapproval after meeting with Ambassador Rice

I’m more disturbed now than I was before that the 16 September explanation of how four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya by Ambassador Rice. If anybody had been looking at the threats coming out of Benghazi, Libya, it [would] jump out at you this was [an] Al-Qaeda storm in the making. I’m very disappointed in our intelligence community, they failed in many ways, but with a little bit of inquiry and curiosity I think it would be pretty clear that to explain this episode as related to a video that created a mob that turned into a riot was far afield.”

As reported at the Politico, UN Ambassador Rice stressed in a Tuesday statement that she did not intend to mislead the public about the September 11th attacks on the Benghazi consulate. BULL!!! Sorry, but with the information that was at hand and the fact that were know, one can draw no conclusion but her intention was to misinform the American public. The interviews that Rice went on happened days after the attack, she would have known and it is unconscionable that she would not have reviewed the classified information herself rather than just parroting the Obama company talking points.

So this is how the Obama administration is going to deal with a lie about the Benghazi cover up … with another lie?

America, do you care that four Americans were murdered by terrorists, a presidency has attempted to cover up what occurred and no one has been held accountable?

John McCain Responds to Clyburn’s Racist Attacks: When You Can’t Win an Argument on the Merits, You Resort to Personal Attacks

You’ve come a long way baby … NOT!!! If you dare question some one who is black and a woman who mislead the American people, YOU ARE A RACIST!

This morning on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Sen. John McCain (AZ-R) responded to Rep. James Clyburn’s (SC-D) reprehensible and race-based attacks from earlier thus week when Clyburn accused Republicans of being racist because they dare question UN Ambassadors Susan Rice’s abilities.  The questioning and criticism came after Rice went on five Sunday talk shows and misled the American public on the 9-11 Benghazi terrorist attacks.

John McCain stated, “I’ve noticed in this town, if they can’t win an argument on the merits then, of course, they resort to those kind of personal attacks.” The GOP best stand up for themselves and defend these ludicrous accusations that blacks, woman and/or both are some how above being questioned. However, for race-baiting Democrats, they are off limits. Hmm, I thought that woman and minorities wanted equal treatment as men, not preferential treatment?

Earlier in the week, the race-baiting Clyburn stated that the criticism of Ambassador Rice includes Racist “Code Words”. Wow, racist code words and I never got the secret decoder ring from the GOP, damn who knew? So some how it is racist and sexist to attack a black woman in office. Really,  ”lazy” and ”incompetent” are racist code words? I have news for you dude, I think these might be the very words that Democrats describes GWB as. Hmm? They called him incompetent. Was it racist then? Was it also racist when Obama called himself lazy? Just asking.

US Rep. Clyburn:

“These are code words. We heard them during the campaign. During this recent campaign, we heard Sununu calling our President ‘lazy,’ ‘incompetent.’ These kinds of terms that those of us – especially those of us who were born and raised in the South – we’ve been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives and we get insulted by them. Susan Rice is as competent as anybody that you will find…. It certainly caused a big problem with me. I don’t like those words. Say that she was wrong for doing it, but don’t call her incompetent. That is something totally different. A lot of very competent people sometimes make errors, and to say that she erroneously did it, I don’t have a problem with it. But to call her incompetent, a PHD Rhodes Scholar, being called incompetent by someone who can’t hold a candle to her intellectually. By someone who said, and Senator McCain called her incompetent as well. But he told us that Sarah Palin was a very competent person to be Vice President of the United States. That ought to tell you a little bit about his judgment.”

Obama White House Refuses to Release Photos from the Night of the Benghazi Attacks

Most transparent administration ever, eh, what do you have to hide Mr. President?

As reported by CBS News, the Obama White House photo office has declined CBS requests to release images taken of US officials during the September 11 Benghazi attacks. So what do you have to hide President Obama? What happened to transparency? At a press conference on November 14, 2012 President Barack Obama stated that his Administration has provided all information regarding “what happened in Benghazi.” LIAR! Obama went on to say, ”We have provided every bit of information that we have, and we will continue to provide information … .  We will provide all the information that is available about what happened on that day … and  I will put forward every bit of information that we have.” They don’t call him the Lying King for nothing. Interesting that only pics that show Obama in a positive light are made public. When four Americans are murdered, mums the word.

CBS News first requested the images on Oct. 31. In the past, the White House has released photos showing US officials during national security incidents. A half dozen images related to the mission that captured and killed Osama bin Laden were given to the public last year. One depicts President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team gathered in the Situation Room on May 1, 2011.

A White House official referred our request regarding the Benghazi attacks to the White House Photo Office. On Nov. 1, an official there indicated she would process our request quickly, but then did not respond further. Finally, this week, the White House Photo Office told CBS News it would not release any images without approval of Josh Earnest in the White House Press Office. Earnest did not respond to our telephone calls and emails.

It is criminal that the liberal, corrupt MSM does not demand answers and what ever information there is, pics, video, etc as to what happened in Benghazi. Had this occurred under a GOP presidency, the MSM would have been lining up to uncover Watergate II. The MSM is so quick to go after a sex scandal regarding a general, but not when it comes to a presidents lack of response, incompetence and apathy to terrorism where Americans died. SICK!

CBS News: Office of the Director of National Intelligence Edited al Qaeda References from CIA Benghazi Attack Talking Points

BENGHAZIGATE … The mad scramble by Obama White House and lapdog media to find a scape-goat.

CBS News is reporting that it was he Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) that cut the  ”al Qaeda” and “terrorism” references from the Benghazi, Libya consulate attacks that left four Americans dead including Ambassador Stevens. The same James Clapper DNI that has previously denied making any such edits. However, as aptly stated by the Ace of Spades, Clapper is the perfect Obama appointee stooge to make such political changes to the Benghazi talking points to scrub any references of terrorism at the request of the Obama White House.

CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to “al Qaeda” and “terrorism” from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack – with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes.

There has been considerable discussion about who made the changes to the talking points that Rice stuck to in her television appearances on Sept. 16 (video), five days after the attack that killed American Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and three other U.S. nationals.

As stated at Michelle Malkin, the inevitable conclusion of the editing mystery is that it was “Colonel Mustard in the study with the candlestick.” Here is the insanity and obvious politicization of the Benghazi talking points. Supposedly the DNI says it struck the references to Al Qaeda from the talking points because that connection was “too tenuous.” However, they added references to the YouTube video and a spontaneous protest, when there was no evidence at all that indicated this and to the contrary, there was evidence debunking this narrative.

America, the buck stops with who? One really has to question why Barack Obama is not more upset and does not want to find answers as to Benghazi. Four Americans were murdered and it as if he could care less.

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