Four Americans, including a U.S. Ambassador, were killed over six weeks ago, yet we still have not been told the truth regarding the circumstances surrounding their deaths, no thanks to news media that seems willing to let the story fade. But the Benghazi story won’t go away, and for good reason. President Obama has been asked a few questions by news journalists, but he consistently stonewalls, such as he does here in response to the question whether the Americans in Benghazi were denied requests for help. In other interviews Obama has similarly avoided answering the question, which suggests that, indeed, the requests were denied. After all, as commander-in-chief, he would know whether such requests were made, and if they weren’t, he would say so. But if the requests were not denied, then actions would have been taken to protect the Americans. But no such actions were taken…for seven hours. Obama cannot feign ignorance on this one. Thus, other pressing questions need to be asked as well, including the following:
- Who gave the order to the U.S. counterterrorist forces not to defend the Americans under attack?
- If someone beneath you disobeyed your orders to protect the Americans, then why have you not fired them or at least told us who is responsible?
- Since it was clear from day one that this was a terrorist attack, not a mob protest of the film, then why did the White House press secretary, Jay Carney, and the UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, give the media the “film protest” line for several days?
- Who directed Carney and Rice to tell the media it was about the film and not a terrorist attack?
These are potentially damning questions, of course. Yet the news journalists from the mainstream media who have had the opportunity to question Obama have failed to ask these questions. They are not doing their job, and the only plausible explanation is that they are protecting Obama. Perhaps protecting him from some extremely serious charges, including treason.
In recent decades we have seen some major presidential scandals, such as Nixon’s Watergate and the Clinton-Lewinsky affair. But there were no deaths involved in those scandals, let alone murder of a high-ranking U.S. official. In Benghazi four Americans died, apparently because of the abject failure of the President to act on their behalf. If ever a story deserved aggressive media scrutiny, this is it.
Fortunately, some members of Congress are keeping pressure on the President to clean and answer some of these questions. At least they are doing their job.