It Makes Me Want To Puke!

Sorry to use that visual, but our President’s continuing refusal to answer questions about what really happened in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11 really does make me sick.  I remember seeing the reports the following day at the airport while waiting for my flight.  As outraged as I was then, I’m even more so weeks later.  Instead of rescheduling an intelligence briefing, President Obama left Washington on 9/12 to attend a fundraiser in Las Vegas and has since appeared on hard-hitting shows like MTV.

Weeks later, President Obama still hasn’t held a press conference and his spin is that “we’re still investigating” and “we’re going to find who did this and bring them to justice.”  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I’m sure they won’t figure any of this out before the election.  Hell, the Senate, chaired by Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, won’t even hold a hearing until November 15th.  Very convenient.

I, for one, would like to know the exact timeline leading up to this horrific event.  When did the Ambassador know there was trouble;  when did he ask for more security;  was security denied;  who denied additional security;  when the CIA found out about the attack; when did the military know about;  why weren’t military personnel sent to Libya to help;  did the State Department receive requests for help;  why wasn’t help sent;  and on and on and on.

Four Americans are dead and the President still doesn’t know why!  And it’s absolutely outrageous the media is not demanding the answers.  I’m sure if the same situation occurred during a Republican administration, the media would demand heads roll the following day.

Yet, the press remains pretty much silent.  Even Bob Schieffer, the moderator of the third Presidential debate on foreign affairs, didn’t press the President for an answer.

And in case anyone thinks Mitt Romney should’ve hit the President harder for answers, HE’S NOT A JOURNALIST!  It’s not his job.  It’s the job of the media to get straight answers from the President – the same President who campaigned in ’08 that his would be the most transparent administration ever.

Instead of dealing with this issue, the President won’t answer the question who told U.N. Ambassador Rice to go out on tv shows after the attack and tell the world that the killing of our Ambassador and the three other heroes was the result of some dopey video instead of a planned terrorist attack which we now know was the case.

But then again, this is the same President who instructed his Administration not to use the word “terrorism” but rather “man made disasters” early in his Presidency.  Does anyone remember that?

With just a few days left to the election, instead of telling the American people what really happened – seriously, does anyone believe an “investigation” is still going on after over six weeks? – our fearless leader goes on the Jay Leno show, is interviewed by some guy named Sway Calloway from MTV and talks about music, and is treated to a softball interview with Brian Williams, who’s the anchor of the NBC Nightly News, and who accepted the President’s mantra, “we’re still investigating.”  How lame is all that when we don’t have crucial answers to what happened in Libya over a month ago?

As I said, if this was a Republican administration, the media would be all over the story.  But, they’ve got their guy in the White House and they’ll do whatever is necessary – going so far as not reporting an incredibly important story – to keep him there.

Unfortunately, I get the media.   They really are lame.

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
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  • Chief98110

    I find that Obama’s supporters will dismiss the disastrous affair at
    Benghazi as just another racial attack on their beloved leader. As for
    myself, I want to puke. It is beyond imagination that a community
    organizer is in a leadership role of the greatest county in the world.
    This is just another example of the failure of affirmative action, a 3rd
    rate guy leading a first rate nation down the drain along with the rest
    of the Democrat leadership.

  • Roger Ward

    The Benghazi cover-up continues:  today on the Larry Elder show, I heard the tapes of a reporter (whose name escapes me) asking Obama if it were true that the CIA had refused three times to allow a miltary response to the firefight in Benghazi.  The CIA was monitoring the attack as it happened.   It’s a yes or no question that Obama refused to answer;  he waffled about “bringing these folks to justice” and refused to answer, despite being asked a direct question twice.  Given the lack of interest by the media (except Fox News) I am fairly certain that there will never be a truthful response from this administration about what happened ….  and I am absolutely certain no truthful answer will come from Obama before the election.

    When you go to the polls, I hope you keep this in mind:  the present administration allowed four Americans to die, while refusing to allow any military response which could possibly have saved them.  (Several Americans were saved at the Consulate when other Americans deliberately disobeyed orders to “Stand Down” and left the Annex to rescue them.)  The hands of this administration are stained with the blood of four innocent American heroes.

  • Ron F

    When is the House of Representatives, which is controlled by Republicans, going to hold a hearing?  The amount of time for the investigation does not surprise me.  I have never heard of any investigation in Washington taking less than six weeks.  I have not watched the mains steam media so I do not know what its coverage has been.  I have no idea what the main stream media would have done if it was a Republican President and I don’t care since I do not watch or read the main stream media.  This seems to be another example of the ineptitude of this adminstration and just another reason not to vote for President Obama.

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    It looks more and more like Obama was definitely in the White House Situation Room watching the TERRORIST murder 4 Americans.   It looks more and more likely that Barack Hussein Obama ordered the “stand down” and then slithered off to bed resting up for that vigorous trip to Las Vegas.  He acted just like a Community Organizer.

    Now it seems that he has fired a high ranking General for disobeying his orders along with other lower military staff.  If Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods had been fortunate enough to survive, Obama would have probably had a court martial waiting for them and they would have been sent off to Leavenworth for disobeying his orders.  That is what a good Community Organizer does.  

    Well, it seems that Obama now has a public relations nightmare because both parents of these Navy Seal heroes are really pissed off at the President and they will be all over the talk show circuit.  One of them has called the President a COWARD and given the evidence that may be the case.   We need to know all the details about what went on leading up to the attack and during the attack and after the attack.  This is worse than Watergate.  If we don’t get answers before election day than this type of conversation will be spreading like wild fire on the social media outlets.  

  • GlenFS

    Leona,  I think a whole lot of Americans are ready to hurl… Obama that is!

  • Wheels55

    Due to Obama’s transparency policy, one must assume that he hasn’t a clue.

    I see Obama becoming that regular talk show guest – like the ones that had a short lived TV show and can’t find any other work. It is a great gig for him and I wish him well in his January 2013 retirement.

    • Chief98110

      God, I sure hope so!