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Obama AWOL during Benghazi Attack

_Shootist_ Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 11:24 AM
"This sounds like what President Obama did. If we seek enlightenment on why so little was done after that, we have to ask the Secretary of Defense and the duty officers in command – why the President’s blank check wasn’t passed along to the theater commander. “Do what you have to do” sounds like the kind of orders that put heart in a soldier. Why didn’t Panetta call the theater commander and simply say, “The consulate is under attack. Use whatever resources you have to get the American personnel and consulate employees out of the consulate and safe house. The President says do what you have to do. I’ll get out of your way now.” - Jerry Pournelle, Ph.D
Jay Wye Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 2:12 PM
a good leader picks good underlings,that know his policies,and then supports their actions.
the military commanders on the scene should have acted,then taken the heat for it afterwards.
IMO that's why the Generals and Admiral were sacked;they wanted to act (maybe even began some actions and were forced to cancel them...),made the mistake of asking first,were refused,and had to watch their troops get massacred. They chose their careers over their troops wellbeing,and still got sacked anyways. I hope they feel like shtt.
Polly1 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 4:09 PM
I think you've put you finger on the problem. 0 DID hire underlings that knew his policies. His policies were carried out. End of story. (Except for the families of those murdered that awful night, of course.)

 

President Barack Obama was nowhere to be found the long and fatal night of September 11, 2012 when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were assassinated in an attack on the U.S. Mission Outpost in Benghazi, Libya. 

Finally, five months after the terrorist assault, the American people and the families of those brave slain Americans find out that even though live video was being streamed back to Washington, even though requests for backup had been sent, the President left it to others...