Monday, October 22, 2012

"First, Aid the Living"

This is a devastating article by Bing West in NRO on how the Obama administration watched the terrorist attack in Libya in real time without raising a finger to help the living, struggling, dying Americans at the consulate.

"On September 11, at about 10 p.m. Libyan time (4 p.m. in Washington), Ambassador Chris Stevens and a small staff were inside our consulate in Benghazi when terrorists attacked. The consulate staff immediately contacted Washington and our embassy in Tripoli. The White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and numerous military headquarters monitored the entire battle in real time via the phone calls from Benghazi and video from a drone overhead."

"Fighter jets could have been at Benghazi in an hour; the commandos inside three hours."

Mark Steyn weighs in: 

He calls it 9/11 Round Two.

"On 9/11/12, America had technological capability and military superiority, but no leadership. Instead, for eight hours, the most powerful men in Washington sat and watched but declined to act. And so in Benghazi as elsewhere in the Obama era, America is a spectator in its own fate."

"The failure of leadership on 9/11 Round Two is pathetic, and the subsequent cover-up contemptible."

Now read this: A Special Forces Family Wants to Know

"Benghazi is a port city.  Why did folks not call in the Navy or Air Force for air strikes, or drones, or... I could go on and on.  They just sat and watched while brave men died."

"You don't leave brave Americans to die and sit on your hands and do nothing. "

"You just don't."

"Now watching this debacle being covered up, just how safe do you, the average American feel, now that you have seen how this President cares for those he has taken an oath to serve and protect?"