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President Obama, Clinton are responsible for Benghazi

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Did anyone listen the hearings with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey on the Benghazi response of our government, where four Americans were murdered?

President Obama was completely disengaged from the events taking place in Benghazi. He was in a scheduled — not an unscheduled emergency — meeting when he was told the embassy was under attack. What Panetta and Dempsey testified was that Obama left the situation in Benghazi in their hands.

In the eight hours of attacks on the embassy, the president of the U.S. and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces never called Panetta or Dempsey for updates. When asked if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been informed, they said they couldn't get in touch with her. An embassy under her command is attacked and Americans are being killed, and no one can get in touch with her! Where were Obama and Clinton during these crucial eight hours?

I wrote about this right after it happened, and related that having combat experience myself I know that when Woods was told to paint the enemy positions with his laser, which meant there were assets in the area close enough to bring ordnance to bear on the target(s). Why wasn't that ordnance fired? Because the only individual in our government who has authority to order such an attack across sovereign borders is the President of the U.S., who, according to Panetta and Gen. Dempsey, was completely disengaged from events unfolding in Benghazi. All the military could do without that authorization from the president was to send what assets they had in-country, which was the seven-man crew in Tripoli.

So when Obama looks into the camera and tells you he did everything humanly possible to help our people, think of Bill Clinton pointing that stubby little finger at us and saying, "I did not have sex with that woman." And when Hillary Clinton tells the Senate committee, "What difference does it make how they died at Benghazi?" Hillary, it makes all the difference in the world to those who you allowed to be murdered — tell her their blood is on her hands and the hands of that poor excuse for a president: Obama!

Ron Portal

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