Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Thursday revealed he personally broke the news to President Obama that the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was under attack last year — but he and the president didn’t speak the rest of the night as the assault on the compound unfolded.Mr. Panetta said he and Mr. Obama, along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, discussed the attack for 15 minutes in the Oval Office the afternoon of Sept. 11,
The worthless piece of crap "commander in chief" couldn´t be bothered with trying to save American lives -- he had to get ready to go to a fundraiser in Las Vegas. I grieve for all our fine men and women in the military who have to serve under this ass clown.
None of this makes sense until you realize the essential truth: Obama-supporting Democrats do not want His Majesty to be, and definitely did not elect His Majesty to be, a good commander in chief. Obama-supporting Democrats loathe the American military even more than Clinton did - so why in the world would they want their anti-American Idol to act responsibly and patriotically in this part of his duties? They don´t. It´s obvious, when you see it.
Had they seriously wanted a responsible commander in chief, would they have ever considered voting for Obama? Of course not.
Unless the repub House and dim Senate are willing to do the right thing and remove Obie and the others responsible for the Benghazi crisis (the PIAPS can certainly try on a pair of handcuffs as she is led to prison), nothing will change. His troll Carney will continue to confuse and confound right out of the liberal play book.
Zippy didn´t even touch the ball. All he did was call for some ambiguous play in the huddle and walk off the field. In classic ´´lead-from-behind´´ form, the gutless wonder evinced a dereliction of duty heretofore unmatched by any past president.
Detached Barry sat out Benghazi??? Well, surprise, surprise, surprise!
IMO, President Jarret told him that he needed to be as far away from the Benghazi events as he could get. Making the domestic political assessment, I think she told him to, ´´Let Leon handle it.´´ Political considerations --- especially late in the reelection campaign --- trump everything in this WH, and certainly did on this one. Despicable.
In the case of Bin Laden, Obie insinuated himself into the middle of the action post hoc, because it was a successful mission. In this case he´s in "the buck never got here" mode because the outcome was horrific. So horrific, that he would rather look unpresidential by his lack of leadership, than to be responsible for what will eventually be revealed as an impeachable secret gun running operation to aid al Queda.
Now, what is Hillary´s excuse for being AWOL? These were her people who were operating on her orders. Why was she unavailable?
Perhaps Panetta and Dempsey did nothing because they didn´t have CBA (Cross Border Authority) from Obama... Where was the Commander in Chief that night as our people fought to their deaths? Where was Obama as our military couldn´t help our people under fire, fighting for their lives in the name of our president, sent there by him for the USA...but got no help.... as they had no permission?
Was he playing basketball? With Reggie Love? Was he drunk? MIA? Dereliction of duty? Just doesn´t care if Americans are slaughtered?
Obama no more belongs leading this nation than Frank Marshall Davis did...
That Obama punts is shameful. On the other hand, if we knew that he was regularly punting to people who were competent, that might be grounds for hope. I suspect that most of the time he punts to ValJar.
Panetta stated he, Hillary and Dempsey wanted to send help into Syria..to arm the rebels...but Obama would not give permission...This is a set-up. Another LIE
They were gun running and Missile running out of the Benghazi Annex. British papers are reporting weapons from Benghazi are showing up in Syria and in Algeria....being used by AlQaeda. Which is why Panetta is erecting a wall saying Obama would not agree to arm the rebels....BECAUSE he was ILLEGALLY SELLING ARMS TO OUR ENEMY ALQAEDA and Benghazi was the point of sale for arms running... the Lockheed COO resigned when Petraus did for the same BS reason which stinks because he had tripled arms sales, yes 3x the arms sales in 2011....
Guess we know where those 40,000 missing missile and Man-pads came from that Congressman Jason Chaffetz referred to that were missing out of Libya...
Obama armed the Middle East for the Arab Spring that turned it over to the IsalmoCommunists, The Muslim Brotherhood.
Question: What is worse than the pathetic empty chair that somehow still bears the title CIC?
Answer: The people who are protecting him - like Panetta saying there is no doubt in his mind that Obama cared about those who died while hoping our CIC would send help.
One of the things that Panetta said is that they were getting ready to deploy. So what happened? Didn´t someone contact Obama to ask for the authority? Panetta said he only talked to zero once. Someone else must have asked, right? Seems to me there is a lot more to know.
FTA: “We sit around all day long and talk about the resources that we should have and don’t have. … [But] the big problem here is the cover-up, and nobody talks about it, and that’s a tragedy.”
And they still won´t talk about it. 0bama can´t be bothered with things like this. He and his delightful wife are in it for the perks only. He´s a national disgrace and the most destructive man ever to reside in the White House. I pray with all my might that there comes a day where he will pay for what he has done to us and this country. That would include those in his regime also.
Of course they didn´t bother him anymore. The plan was going as scripted, the ambassador was being kidnapped. The meddling Seals missed things up and Stevens got killed. Obama retired to his privacy to get stoned on cocain to celebrate the anniversary of 9-11-01 and when the botched plot was discovered, the phony documentary story went ahead as planned.
The problem was that there was no leadership. Obama didn´t step up, Panetta didn´t step up, Clinton didn´t step up.
Obama proved over and over again that he is no leader during his stint in Harvard and state and federal legislature. He chose Panetta, who is a career bureaucrat, to ´lead´ DoD. Panetta has stepped up with women in combat and benefits to ´gay partners´ as his signature accomplishments.
The administration is a hollow vacuum from the top down.
Huckabee played clips of Senator Lindsey Graham absolutely hammering Panetta in the hearings. Panetta was desperately trying to give Obama cover and avoid answering Graham´s relentless questioning. It was Graham who got Panetta to finally admit that Obama bugged out during the crisis. Graham has been terrific the last couple of weeks in the various Senate hearings from Hagel´s confirmation, gun control and Panetta. Limbaugh continues to besmirch Senator Graham when he should be getting kudos. So..was Panetta the acting POTUS or was it Valerie Jarrett or Michelle ? Where was Obama that night and what was he doing ? The 25th Amendment must be invoked when the president is unable to perform the duties of the office. Biden should have been the one legally acting as POTUS. Lawless doesn´t even begin to describe this administration. We do not have an ethical national media , the Democrats will always cover for Obama , the Republicans are the minority party in the Senate, down 10 seats , and the House Republicans have a shrunken majority . It´s almost impossible to hold Obama accountable and he knows it.
Obama is a muslim with black power/Black Panther sympathies going back to 20 years with Rev. Wright. Eric Holder is the same kind of racist. I bet if Panneta told Obama on 9/11/2012 that the four trapped Americans in Benghazi were blacks then Obama would have send gunships to help them right away.
Pennetta talked to Obama about the trapped Americans at 50PM for 15 minutes on 9/11/2012. After that, Peneta could not reach Obama. Where was Obama all night were he could not be found? Was he drunk, or high on dope, or was he shooting basketball. Two weeks later, Obama in a speech to the UN still blamed the Benghazi violence on a silly video made by an old Coptic man living in Los Angeles. Obama, Susan Rice and Hillary all lied, lied and LIED and our pinko media bought it hook, line and sinker. I don´t know if MSM reporters are dumb, commies, or just love Obama because he is a black pinko?
President? Are you shi**ing me? This ass-clown is too busy partying with Jay-Z and Beyonce, campaigning, smoking cigarettes and choom, touching his gay friend inappropriately, and sleeping until noon to worry about a job thats "above his pay grade."
57 states Marine CORPSE You arent from here You didnt build that My MUSLIM faith Workplace violence Dont boo, get REVENGE What difference does it make?
Impeach both bums in the White House and let Boehner run things until the next fraudulent election.
He was exercising his butt -- the one the lady on Election Day marveled "You could bounce a quarter off". Then prepping for his campaign starshow in Vegas. This guy´s personal time is, excuse the jive, "impo´tent".
This guy must have had his head worked on. I won´t mention the scar. He has shown absolutely no remorse for any of his actions. He has to put on the pretense of having feelings like his lonely teardrop awhile back. I think the flies have this zombie´s number.
He went upstairs to smoke some dope and have jungle sex with Moochelle. Okay, I´ve said what everyone has been thinking. The guy has his priorities. Let America burn, let America be destroyed, let Americans be murdered and mutilated, Obama only has two things on his mind after his workday ends at 50 p.m., dope and sex.
As much as I cannot stand Bill Clinton, I will not use his name in this example because I believe he does love this country and would in no way harm it in the way Obama is harming America. If this current president was white, I think that democrats and republicans alike would rise up against him.
Ya know. I don´t want to start rumors, but Zero and PIAPs were really, really cozy together on that 60 Minutes interview. I mean, didn´t she say they could finish each other´s sentences? So, could it be possible they were together on the night of the attack and that´s why neither one of them was available? I mean BOTH were unavailable at the same exact time? What are the odds of that? And that´s why they jumped on the video story. And that´s why the poor man that made the video is still in jail so that Moochelle and the Bent One and all the little Moochelles and Chelsea can be spared the embarrassment of this possible liaison? Huh? Possible? Truth is stranger than fiction as someone said.
Sarcasm now off....If I could be more disgusted with anyone than these Obama administration lowlifesy, it would be the hypocritical, bottom feeding, dishonest press. As someone said, God only knows where we will be in 2016. The poor families of the revered Benghazi dead. We need to pray for them everyday.
Panetta and Dempsey set up the next chapter...it is about o leak out that guns and missiles were being sold out of Benghazi...as they´ve recently turned up in Algeria and Syria ....in the hands of AlQaeda
Obama was gun running out of Benghazi...missile running...and those two fellow travellers made a point of statingObama didn´t want to arm the rebels but Hillary, Panetta and Dempsey did...they tried to put a wall of protection up for Obama...as the other shoe is about to drop.
#48...Clinton is every bit the communist Obama is... Had Gingrich not stopped him and Hillarycare, and the press been as corrupt as they are the American people would have received their chains then...instead of under Obama
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is spending an additional $55 million to “bolster” the healthcare workforce, as Obamacare contributes to shortages in the industry. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last week that her agency will provide over 270 grants “from diversity to dentistry” to address worker shortages in the healthcare industry. The funding includes $45.4 million to support the nursing workforce, $5.2 million of which will go towards “improving nursing diversity.” The grants also provide $2.4 million for training of doctoral-level psychologists to “address the behavioral health needs of vulnerable and underserved populations,” and $3 million to
"Mr. President, I think I need to resign." In July 2003, six months after President Bush falsely declared in his State of the Union Address that Saddam Hussein had tried to buy yellowcake uranium powder from Africa, Stephen Hadley wanted to take the fall. The CIA had told him prior to the address that the evidence was dubious, and it was his job to vet the speech. "Ugh, Hadley," Bush said, brushing off his deputy national security advisor. According to Peter Baker´s book "Days of Fire," Hadley persisted. He explained that the president should expect the highest standards and those
John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff under Bill Clinton, will join the Obama White House as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama. The New York Times first reported the move late Monday, followed soon after by the Associated Press, who cited two people familiar with the move. Those people asked not to be identified because the announcement hadn´t been made official. Podesta served as Clinton´s fourth and final chief of staff between 1998 and 2001 before founding the Center for American Progress, a Democratic think tank with close ties to the Obama White House, in 2003. Podesta will take
JOHANNESBURG — One of the ironies of the praise from world leaders for the late Nelson Mandela at a state memorial service Tuesday is that the former South African president frequently irritated the United States and others with his positions and loyalty to longtime supporters such as Cuba and Libya. Both Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Libya’s Moammar Gaddafi had long supported the African National Congress (ANC). And as president, Mandela did not abandon them, despite their human rights abuses and despite Libya’s involvement in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing in which a Pan Am transatlantic flight was destroyed over Scotland, killing
BEIRUT — Syrian government troops supported by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah took control of a strategic crossroads Monday in far western Syria and reopened the country’s main highway to the coast, according to state-run Syrian media and rebel activists. The capture of the town of Nabek from rebels trying to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is considered critical to transporting the remnants of Syria’s chemical weapons stores out of the country for destruction. Syrian state television claimed the capture happened on Sunday, but Assad-sympathetic news outlets in neighboring Lebanon said that the town was brought completely under control
A bill set for fast-track passage in the South Carolina Senate in January aims to eliminate Obamacare in the state. The law could become a model for other states fed up with the federal health-care law. House Bill 3101, titled the “South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act,” passed the state House of Representatives last April by a 65-34 vote. The bill now heads to the GOP-controlled Senate with special-order priority, setting up the likelihood that South Carolina will become the first state to exempt citizens and businesses from all participation in the Affordable Care Act. State Sen. State Sen. Tom Davis, the bill’s sponsor
There are plenty of reasons this is the lowest point of Barack Obama´s presidency. He hasn´t fulfilled a major legislative campaign promise, his signature second-term immigration initiative is paralyzed, and the administration may never entirely recover from the unforced errors surrounding the Affordable Care Act´s rollout. But don´t blame these problems alone for Obama´s record-low 40 percent approval rating. In truth, his agenda went off the rails on a crisp December morning last year, when Adam Lanza strolled into Sandy Hook Elementary and killed 20 children and six adults. Obama hasn´t gotten back on track since. The Connecticut massacre set in
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”