COB6 sends us this link from CBS News which reports that the White House has declined to provide CBS with the photos of the Situation Room on the night of the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya which cost us four fine Americans, 3 of whom were veterans.
CBS News first requested the images on Oct. 31. In the past, the White House has released photos showing US officials during national security incidents. A half dozen images related to the mission that captured and killed Osama bin Laden were given to the public last year. One depicts President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team gathered in the Situation Room on May 1, 2011.
A White House official referred our request regarding the Benghazi attacks to the White House Photo Office. On Nov. 1, an official there indicated she would process our request quickly, but then did not respond further. Finally, this week, the White House Photo Office told CBS News it would not release any images without approval of Josh Earnest in the White House Press Office. Earnest did not respond to our telephone calls and emails.
My guess is that the room looked something like this;
“We have provided every bit of information that we have, and we will continue to provide information…,” the President told reporters, adding, “we will provide all the information that is available about what happened on that day…” and “I will put forward every bit of information that we have.”
…or not. We won. COB6 says; “Could it be because someone was there who shouldn’t have been? Someone with more interest in protecting Muslims than saving Americans?
“Or maybe Barry wasn’t there! That would actually make a little sense. A President can delegate alot of shit but he can’t delegate the order for a CBA (Cross border authority). This would explain why General Hamm’s QRF was ready in minutes but never launched.
“But this raises even more questions. Where the hell was Barry that was more important? And the real question is who the hell is running the show? Whoever was running the show is the person who gave the Stand-down order while Americans were being killed!”