Dereliction of Duty
By: Mark Hyman
“Well, my first job as commander in chief, Bob, is to keep the American people safe.” [President Barack Obama speaking to presidential debate moderator Bob Schieffer on October 22, 2012. The entire debate transcript is here.]
He didn’t. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others are now dead.
Thanks to whistle-blowers, more facts have come out regarding the September 11th Benghazi attack. Although there’s been a virtual black-out by many news organizations.
We now know the White House engaged in a coordinated campaign to lie to the American people. Two weeks after the attack — and in his September 25th address to the UN — the president falsely blamed a shoddy You Tube video. Six times. [The complete transcript of Obama's remarks is here.]
These are the facts. During the attack, there was a live video feed from a drone flying overhead. And an open phone line from the consulate. Messages were sent to the Office of the President moments after the attack began including one that reported Al Qaeda ally Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility.
There’s a report the president watched from the White House Situation Room as the 7-hour battle took place. Three times there were pleas to send help from the CIA detachment a mile away. Each was denied. Only the president has the authority to approve such requests.
President Obama allowed four Americans to die. For what reason we may never know
[To continue the farce that his polices are loved abroad Obama's Administration refused to provide necessary security to a diplomatic outpost in Libya. With tragic results.
[When he ran for the White House Obama made the boast that Muslim hostility toward the U.S. would end when he became president.
["I truly believe that the day I am inaugurated that not only does the country look at itself differently but the world looks at America differently." Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) speaking to New Hampshire Public Radio on November 21, 2007. Obama entire statement on this topic can be found here.
[According to the Pew Research Center, Muslim attitudes toward the U.S., the West and Christians are no better today than during the presidency of George W. Bush.] This was dereliction of duty.
Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.