The latest revelations about Benghazi show that the White House had information about the nature and seriousness of the attack within two hours. Did the victims have to die? Had Obama taken immediate action, troops could have been at the embassy and the annex within a few hours. Evidence indicates the two Navy seals didn't die until late into the attack, about the seventh hour. Could their lives have been saved? Think about it. Obama goes to bed to get his beauty sleep before his campaign trip to Las Vegas for the big spender banquet while a firefight rages in Libya. Our men apparently were massacred with hardly a thought from the commander in chief. Read this report from World Net Daily:
[R]eports today from several agencies including Reuters and CBS News
reveal the administration knew precisely what was going on almost immediately, courtesy of emails.
Sharyl Attkisson at CBS says: “At 4:05 p.m. Eastern time, on September 11, an alert from the State Department Operations Center was issued to a number government and intelligence agencies. Included were the White House Situation Room, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI.
“‘US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack” — “approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM (Chief of Mission/embassy) personnel are in the compound safe haven.’”
And Reuters reports the emails specifically mention the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
Limbaugh said for the administration to keep claiming it was reaction to a video was worse than misleading. “They lied, folks. I don’t know how else to say it,” he said. “They knew exactly what happened and who was responsible for it and they knew what was happening. They knew it was not a video, they knew it was not a protest that had gotten out of hand … . It was a preplanned terror attack. There was real-time video of it.”
Limbaugh also scorched Obama for not sending in U.S. military to help the Americans at the consulate:
“The president may not have been aware that he had aircraft carriers in the region that planes land on and take off from and they go out and complete missions and they come back and they land. And we got these things they call submarines. They go under the water so the bad guys can’t see ‘em. They’re in the region, too. We got some naval assets in that region that could have been used.
“They could have been authorized to take action to save the lives of Americans. Remember: Four dead in a seven-hour attack, two of them died in the final hours. This government made not one move, with full knowledge of what was going on, to protect those Americans. We had hundreds of people watching in real time, folks, as 30 Americans were being attacked for seven hours. Nobody rode to their rescue.” (More...)How do you think the families of those murdered men feel as they read these reports? And how do you feel knowing this is the man responsible for protecting our country from terrorism? When terrorists attack us again on our own soil, who will be paying attention? The man who learned about the attack and went to bed and then took off in Air Force 1 for a campaign event with his big spenders? God help us!