That’s according to what retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Fox News.
Lt. Col. Tony Schafer told Fox News that sources were telling him that the President was watching the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in real-time. Schafer told Fox that “only the President” could have ordered backup for the Americans who were under siege by terrorists so the President was most certainly informed of the situation as it was unfolding. “I hate to say this,” Schafer said, “according to my sources, yes, [the President] was one of those in the White House situation room in real-time watching this. And the question becomes, ‘What did the President do or not do in the moments he saw this unveiling?’ He — only he — could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta to do something.”
Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Leon Panneta’s excuse was that his intelligence of what was happening in Benghazi was “sketchy.”
Mr. Panetta decried “a lot of Monday-morning quarterbacking” in the questions his department has faced about why it didn’t send help in the middle of an hours-long assault on the U.S. Consulate.
Mr. Panetta said the military had forces positioned to respond, but the situation was too uncertain to send them in.
“The basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on, without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” he said. “It was really over before, you know, we had the opportunity to really know what was happening.”
First off, we now know that there were drones over Benghazi. Also, the job of the soldier is to go into harm’s way and to fight. That’s what they’re trained for. So what is all this business about not wanting to put soldiers in harm’s way?
As I see it, our current White House occupant is a Marxist, Muslim hater of white people and Jews who preferred to sacrifice the American (infidel) ambassador, Seals, and other staff, rather than raise a hand against his fellow terrorist brothers.
Also, what’s all this business about waiting to get all the information???? What more information does this miserable failure of a president need? Whether he calls it a reaction to YouTube video or a terrorist attack, our consulate was breached and attacked by a mob of fanatics. As a result, we have four dead Americans. If this happened under Ronald Reagan, those Libyans would have already had several bombs sent their way.
And on another note, why on earth did Mitt Romney not bring up this Benghazi mess in the third debate? In all honesty, I didn’t watch it because I had a feeling he would pull a John McCain, and I was proven correct. What is wrong with Republicans these days?