Senators Slam Obama On Benghazi Massacre – “No Confidence”

In a joint statement released today by U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), it appears clear many in Congress and the country will not simply allow Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take full responsibility for failures of Barack Obama’s foreign policy failures that led to the first killing of a United States ambassador in nearly 35 years.

We have just learned that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has claimed full responsibility for any failure to secure our people and our Consulate in Benghazi prior to the attack of September 11, 2012. This is a laudable gesture, especially when the White House is trying to avoid any responsibility whatsoever.

However, we must remember that the events of September 11 were preceded by an escalating pattern of attacks this year in Benghazi, including a bomb that was thrown into our Consulate in April, another explosive device that was detonated outside of our Consulate in June, and an assassination attempt on the British Ambassador. If the President was truly not aware of this rising threat level in Benghazi, then we have lost confidence in his national security team, whose responsibility it is to keep the President informed. But if the President was aware of these earlier attacks in Benghazi prior to the events of September 11, 2012, then he bears full responsibility for any security failures that occurred. The security of Americans serving our nation everywhere in the world is ultimately the job of the Commander-in-Chief. The buck stops there.

Furthermore, there is the separate issue of the insistence by members of the Administration, including the President himself, that the attack in Benghazi was the result of a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful video, long after it had become clear that the real cause was a terrorist attack. The President also bears responsibility for this portrayal of the attack, and we continue to believe that the American people deserve to know why the Administration acted as it did.   LINK

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FOUR AMERICANS KILLED AFTER REPEATED THREATS AGAINST AMERICANS IN BENGHAZI WERE IGNORED.

A FALSE EXCUSE FOR THE ATTACKS IS REPEATED BY BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION DAYS AFTER THEY KNEW OTHERWISE.

A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NOW HIDES BEHIND THE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY PROTECTION OF A WOMAN – HILLARY CLINTON.

 

SECOND DEBATE TONIGHT BETWEEN MITT ROMNEY AND BARACK OBAMA. 

ELECTION 2012 IS NOW JUST 20 DAYS AWAY.

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11 Comments to Senators Slam Obama On Benghazi Massacre – “No Confidence”
    • truthandjustice
    • This was even better — from Breitbart:

      “During an Oct. 14 appearance on Meet the Press, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) tried to take the heat off Obama/Biden by claiming that the requests for security in Libya were not made for Benghazi but for Tripoli.

      One day later (October 15), retired U.S. Army Major Mike Faessler responded to Granholm’s inaccurate claim with the following email:

      Gov Granholm: Just so you know – you are 100% incorrect in your statement. That’s a polite way of saying that a) you have your head up your ass..and b) you either have no clue what you are talking about, or have chosen to intentionally lie for the Administration. I suspect the latter. I’ve spent 24 years in uniform; lived/worked 14 years abroad, including multiple occasions in US Embassies working sensitive security issues! Get your facts straight. Respond if you have a pair. Regards, Mike MAJ, US Army, Retired
      To this rather candid challenge, Granholm responded that her source was a New York Times article. She also addressed what she interpreted as rudeness on Faessler’s part:

      Mr. Faessler: 1. The New York Times story from Saturday states the security request was for Tripoli, not Benghazi: 2. Thank you for your service to our country. I have deep respect for those who serve our nation. But I’m surprised by the language and tone of your message, especially as someone who has served our country. We can disagree without being disrespectful and crude, one would hope. Jennifer Granholm Faessler responded:
      Gov. Granholm If your source is the NYT story from Saturday and YOU think they are credible, then there [are] even more problems with your statement than I originally thought. Try reading the transcripts of the testimony given to congress by RSO Eric Nordstrom and LTC Wood. Then, if you still don’t get it — call them up for an interview on background, as to how the system works, to get the facts that when an RSO requests security it’s for ALL of his jurisdictional responsibilities. Like in the Pablo Escobar days, when I was first posted to US Embassy in Colombia, and the RSO (and all of his resources, even with augmentations) didn’t think they could keep AMB Busby alive, due to threats and increased risks. So, AMB Busby had to actually leave country for 3 weeks. But, the RSO had responsibility for ALL embassy employees, families, and visitors in country, operating throughout the whole country. Again, the entire country. …If you really wanted to be accurate about your statement, you might have considered doing that background BEFORE you went on live TV. If you are truly a patriot, and concerned with the truth, then you have an opportunity NOW to do your homework, and amend your statement. I apologize if my words appear harsh. I went to West Point, where we internalized Duty, Honor, Country, and the ethics of “don’t lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do.” And, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. People like me are quite tired of all of the BS, spin and lies from the progressive/socialist in the White House. My doc says I might have rectal cancer: likely as a result of all the smoke being blown up my ass! Ma’am, also thanking you for your service to our country, and having the guts to respond! Good on you! Respectfully, Mike At the the time of posting, Gov. Granholm still hadn’t amended or otherwise clarified her statement, according to Faessler.”

      Hope and pray that Romney will really hit this issue good in the debate tonight & win this as great or even greater than last time!

      • ShainS
      • Familiar territory, apparently, given his now half-century-long emasculation by mommy, grandma, Michele, Valerie Jarrett, and who knows how many others — and, clearly, not exclusive to women only …

    • Obeline
    • It’s absolutely scandalous that not one single Democrat is speaking out.

      ‘The Land of Green Plums’ by Herta Muller should be required reading for all members of Congress, all high school students, all Liberals, and all who don’t stand up to protect our Constitution from the tyrant who calls himself BarackHUSSEINObama and his entire regime of handlers, sycophants, MSM, et al:

      ” . . . few books have conveyed with such clarity the convergence of terror and boredom under totalitarianism. . . ”

      http://www.amazon.com/Land-Green-Plums-Herta-Müller/dp/0810115972

    • Jules
    • Thanks for the link nda recommendation. I’ll read that book.

      Have you read An American in the Gulag, by Alexander Dolgun (1975)? It is old, but still important I think.

      • Obeline
      • Thx – will add to my list.

        Bela Tarr’s ‘The Turin Horse’ is worth watching – that is, ONLY if you are patient and willing to do some serious thinking. There’s a universality to despair and hopelessness that could be America’s future unless BHO is defeated and we change course. Those who’ve fled the oppression in Eastern Europe understand this all too well.

        Cautionary tale and provocative film: Antithetical to the mindless tripe being produced in Hollywood.

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