Monday, February 11, 2013

FOD 2013.02.11

The obama administration's failure to protect Americans during the Benghazi debacle is bad enough. The subsequent lying and ongoing coverup is worse. The media's full-fledged acquiescence is despicable. The entire sordid affair is stomach-turning.

I don't feel the need to restate what others have said about the putrid mess. For that you can go here, here and here. Excerpts:

Dereliction of Duty: Obama Did Nothing to Save American Lives in Benghazi--and Lied About It
Nothing. That is what President Barack Obama did on the night of September 11, 2012, as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and killed four Americans, among them Ambassador Christopher Stevens. President Obama’s inaction was revealed in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday by outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

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In sum: President Obama did nothing to save Americans under attack from terrorists. His Secretary of Defense did nothing. His Secretary of State did nothing. The Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff did nothing. His Deputy National Security Adviser defended doing “nothing” to help bring the perpetrators to justice. And the entire administration participated in an effort to cover up the truth. Because there was an election to be won.
Nobody Wake Barack
The Benghazi terrorist attack was a debacle in three distinct stages. The fatal mistakes occurred in the first two — the failure to provide adequate security before the attack and the failure to provide help once it started. Those mistakes were tragic, but the Obama administration’s explanations are coherent, though hardly defensible.

The mystery always has been the third stage — the aftermath, or more accurately, the coverup. Even before the bodies of the four Americans came home, the White House was eager to tell any story except the real one.

Finally, we have the answer, thanks to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. In his reluctant Senate testimony, he provided the missing piece of the puzzle: The commander in chief was MIA. The coverup was created to protect his absence.

According to Panetta, President Obama checked in with his military team early on during the attack, then checked out for the rest of the night. The next day, we already knew, he blamed the video maker and flew to Las Vegas for a campaign event.

Meanwhile, half a world away, Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans had been slaughtered by Islamists. Their murders on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 gave the incident extra gravity and led the White House to conceal the facts. An honest chronology would have revealed the president’s shocking behavior during the most successful attack against Americans by foreigners since 9/11.

Had he been a military officer, he would face charges. If he were George Bush, he would face ridicule and condemnation, at the least.

But this is Barack Obama, the president who went missing during a terrorist attack against America and escapes without a scratch.
If you're an analytical type (and even if you're not) here's an extremely well-done timeline showing what was happening in Libya, and what our commander-in-chief (it sickens me to use that term in conjunction with obama) and his minions were doing at the same time. The part that really disgusts me is the block beginning at 09/12/2012 18:50 - "Obama arrives in Las Vegas for fundraiser."

At that point the bodies were still warm...

Beating a dead horse, I know, but if this had occurred on Bush's watch the howls of outrage and demands for impeachment would be deafening.

Disgust does not begin to describe how I feel about a miserable cold-blooded weasel who condemns American citizens to death and then attempts to turn that tragedy into a political advantage.

I hope and pray that obama and everyone else who participated in this sham get what they deserve - if not in this life, then in the next one...


kerrcarto said...

Where the hell are the Republicans? Bunch of spineless weasels. If we, the general public, can figure this shit out. WTF is taking them so long?

CenTexTim said...

The republicans are just doing a bunch of political posturing. They are, as you said, a bunch of spineless weasels. What we really need are a few rabid pit bulls investigating this mess.

Jim - PRS said...

The "Average American" just doesn't give a shit about any of this, and that is why we are totally screwed.

CenTexTim said...

Jim - As an average American, I'd like to respond to your comment.

I'll get back to you as soon as Honey Boo Boo is over.