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While the State Department denied US Libyan Embassy requests for protection from terrorists it did send a lawyer to protect Deputy mission chief Gregory Hicks from visiting Congressman Jason Chaffets. When the lawyer’s lack of a security clearance kept him from a meeting Hicks was given a tongue lashing by Clinton lawyer Cheryl Mills.
Senate testimony last week, from outgoing Defense Secretary Panetta and Joint Chiefs chairman General Dempsey, revealed that neither Obama or Hillary answered the 3 a.m. alarm on the night Ambassador Stevens was murdered in Benghazi. Panetta and Dempsey briefed the president on the situation that night at 5 p.m. Obama left the matter up to them and wasn’t heard from again until he flew to Vegas the next day and blamed the attack on a video maker.
Also it was learned that the president overruled advice from the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, CIA Director, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to arm fighters in Syria.
President Obama doesn’t like dissent and he didn’t get much of it when he appeared with Hillary for a slobbery 60 Minutes interview. The president requested the interview with Steve Kroft because, as Kroft told Piers Morgan, …“he knows we’re not going to play gotcha”.
In another interview with the owner of The New Republic (also a former fundraiser), Obama trashed Fox News – again. Kirsten Powers, a liberal who frequently appears on Fox, has a great piece on the White House campaign to crush dissent.
And here’s a Connor Friedersdorf column from the Atlantic about Steve Kroft’s “softball interviews”.
President Obama takes credit for killing Bin Laden. He claimed al Qaeda was “on it’s heels“.When an al Qaeda allied group killed Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi the white house blamed it on an obscure internet video. The video maker went to jail and Obama got re-elected. What difference does it make?