"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, May 6, 2013

Benghazi Bombshell

From Sharyl Atkinsson at CBS (of all places):

The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa.
The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday.

Obama lied.   People died.

Look, there's two possibilities:

1. Obama wussed out on sending available forces to rescue the Benghazi consulate personnel under siege on 9/11, because he didn't want an incident involving American forces at a moment in the campaign where it would have caused him difficulty if it didn't go right.

2. Obama failed to anticipate the need for keeping quick reaction forces available in the Mediterranean despite the obvious factors:  turmoil in Syria and Egypt and Libya; the date... 9/11 anniversary.

So he was either a coward or an incompetent.   Either of which would have been a potential disqualifier in the 2012 election.   Which is why they had to do the coverup.

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