Home » Obama’s Dereliction Of Duty: Absolutely No Phone Calls On Night Of Benghazi Attack
Amazingly the White House, in a letter to Congress, release Thursday, said that Barack Obama didn’t make one single phone call on the night of September 11, 2012 as the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were taking place. Perhaps you should turn on the Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce song Telephone when you read this article. It seems appropriate.
The Washington Times reported,
“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, who had held up Mr. Obama’s defense secretary nominee to force the information to be released.
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.
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.
So are we to believe that Obama was informed of the situation and just disappeared as Americans fought for their lives? Really? Perhaps that is possible, since he was one, during the Fall of 2012, who was not participating in the ongoing Benghazi investigation.
One has to wonder why the Obama administration is openly declaring that Obama was ignoring his duty as Commander-in-chief. If this were a Republican President there is no doubt that House and Senate Democrats would be coming out with torches and pitchforks and pushing for impeachment.
Well hold that thought, for Chelsea Schilling not only lays out massive evidence for the impeachment of Barack Obama, but indicates that the talk of impeachment is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill. She writes,
Should Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th president of the United States, be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors?
It’s not a question yet being asked or debated in the Big Media. But it is a question being addressed by some members of Congress, by an increasing number of pundits by activists on the left and the right – and for more than one or two alleged constitutional offenses.
Some of those who have broached the subject include Reps. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.; Walter Jones, R-N.C.; Trey Radel, R-Fla.; Steve Stockman; former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas; former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio; Fox News’ Mike Huckabee; former assistant U.S. attorney Andrew McCarthy; left-leaning investigative reporter Dave Lindorff; talk-radio host Mark Levin; former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich; author and columnist Pat Buchanan and others.
“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,” said Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
Clearly Obama was AWOL and we are pretty sure that there was an international fast and furious gun running of weapons to Syria taking place with the assistance of Turkey.
“The record needs to be clear”, Senator Graham said, “this was not about a hateful video, it was about a breakdown of national security, it was about an ambassador who was begging the State Dept. to send reinforcements for months, this was about a deteriorating security situation, this is about a attack you could see coming, this is about a complete failure of leadership Sec of Defense never talked to the Sec of State, and a President who as far as we know was virtually disengaged.”
He concluded, “America needs to learn what happened, and we need to learn from our mistakes.”
President Barack Obama did not speak with Libyan leaders as the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was under way last September, the White House acknowledged Thursday in a letter to lawmakers.
White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler said then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did reach out to Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf at Obama’s request on the same day the attack began, but Obama didn’t personally call the Libyan leader until the following night.
“Secretary Clinton called Libyan President Magariaf on behalf of the president on the evening of September 11, 2012 to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya and access to Libyan territory. At that time, President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation,” Ruemmler wrote. “The President spoke to President Magariaf on the evening of September 12.”
Remember Obama’s speech the day following the attacks, before he jetted off to Vegas?
In the end the blame for no response and ultimately the deaths of four Americans are with those that killed them. However, the blame for doing nothing to attempt to help them or save them lies squarely with Barack Obama himself. As he put it:
“When I say that we are going to find out exactly what happened, everybody will be held accountable, and I am ultimately responsible for what’s taking place there, because these are my folks, and I’m the one who has to greet those coffins when they come home, you know that I mean what I say.”
With this revelation, it is time that he be called to account for his responsibility or perhaps the term be better spoken as irresponsibility. Let impeachment proceedings begin and halt all confirmation of Obama’s nominations for positions in the Federal government.
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