A drone was deployed over Benghazi during the attack, which lasted about seven hours. Yet Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters that he hadn't known enough about what was happening in real time to authorize a military rescue.
The Chronicle's most recent story on Benghazi ran Oct. 25. It reported that on Sept. 11, the State Department emailed the White House that Ansar al-Shariah had claimed responsibility for the attack. That would be shortly after 6 p.m. Eastern time. What did Obama know that night? When did he know it? And what did he do about it? Ditto Langley and the Pentagon.
Now ask yourself this: If George W. Bush were president and the press didn't know what he did on the evening of the Benghazi attack, do you think there would be the same focus in the media? I think we know the answer.