ROS sends us a link to our buddy, Gateway Pundit, who reports that Buck McKeon chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is telling the President to prove that he ordered the military to protect Americans at the Benghazi consulate and that somehow someone besides his staff fumbled;
I find it implausible that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Commander of U.S. Africa Command, and the Commander of U.S. European Command would have ignored a direct order from the Commander in Chief. Therefore, could you please clarify:
•To whom did you issue this first directive and how was this directive communicated to the military and other agencies – verbally or in writing?
• At any time on September 11, 2012, did you specifically direct the military to move available assets into Libya to ensure the safety of U.S. personnel in Benghazi? If so, which assets did you order to Libya?
• At any time on September 11, 2012, other than ISR assets, did you provide the authority for the military to take any and all necessary measures to secure U.S. personnel, including specifically the authority to enter Libyan airspace?
It goes on so you should read the whole thing.
In relation to Benghazi, I thought I’d give you some insight into the types of crap that ends up in my inbox. This clown sends me an email almost everyday, and there’s about a hundred bloggers on the CC list, as if we’re interested in what the untrained ape has to say, but this what we’re up against in the election;
Nothing is more pathetic than ignorant republicans and tea party idiots playing Monday morning quarterback and 2nd guessing Obama’s foreign policy and military decisions – especially when they only know about 2 percent of the facts on the timeline of events surrounding the Benghazi tragedy 7 weeks ago.
Listening to Mitt Romney prattle about foreign policy and middle east diplomacy is like listening to Newt Gingrich for marital advice. Romney has hired 24 foreign policy advisors – 17 of them worked for George w. Bush during his disgraceful 8 year presidency. Romney could not find Egypt, Syria or Libya on a world map if his life depended on it. Mitt Romney could not attain President Obama’s knowledge of foreign policy if Romney lived to the age of 500.
Obama got Osama because George W. Bush and Dick Cheney couldn’t close a screen door.
I guess he forgot about the “Monday morning quarterbacking” that went on during the Bush Administration, like Harry Reid, Wesley Clark and Jon Soltz on MSNBC every night calling the “surge” a failure in Iraq before the troops had even been partially deployed. And, oh, by the way, seven weeks after 9-11-2001, the Taliban had already been removed from the seat of power in Afghanistan. Obama hasn’t even closed down any terrorist camps in Libya.
Here’s the troll’s email address. I’ve asked him to remove me from his email list, and he hasn’t so maybe you can convince him that it was a bad idea; John Rebstock firstname.lastname@example.org.