House Armed Services Chairman Wants Obama's Answers

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. pspr


    In light of President Obama's statement in an Oct. 26 interview that the "minute" he found out about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 he issued a directive to subordinates "to make sure we are securing our personnel," House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) has sent a letter to Obama demanding that he reveal exactly whom he ordered to do what on that day.

    “Although this response did not specifically answer the reporter’s question, your first directive would appear to involve potential actions by the U.S. military,” McKeon said in a letter sent to Obama on Monday. “Since you personally provided this directive, I have a series of additional questions that I am confident you can answer in advance of the conclusion of any formal investigation.”

    On Sept. 11, 2012--the 11th anniversary of 9/11--terrorists launched attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing four Americans, including U.S. Amb. Christopher Stevens. During an interview Friday with Denver TV station KUSA, reporter Kyle Clark asked Obama, “Were they denied requests for help during the attack?”

    Obama did not answer that question directly but said he instantly issued “directives” when he first learned of the attack.

    “Well, we are finding out exactly what happened. I can tell you, as I've said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives,” Obama said.

    “Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we're going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn't happen again," he said. "Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the State Department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that [our] people were safe.”

    McKeon, whose committee has oversight over the U.S. military, wants to know exactly what the commander in chief did or did not tell the military to do that day.

    “There appears to be a discrepancy between your directive and the actions taken by the Department of Defense," said in his letter to Obama. "As we are painfully aware, despite the fact that the military had resources in the area, the military did not deploy any assets to secure U.S. personnel in Benghazi during the hours the consulate and the annex were under attack. 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.”

    McKeon than listed four questions he is demanding that Obama answer:

    1) “To whom did you issue this first directive and how was this directive communicated to the military and other agencies--verbally or in writing?“

    2) "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?

    3) "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?

    4)"Did you have any communication with the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or any Commanders of regional Combatant Commands regarding military support to U.S. personnel in Benghazi on September 11th? If so could you please describe any recommendations provided to you regarding available military support and any orders you gave them?"

    Chairman McKeon told the president that members of the Armed Services Committee are concerned that there might have been a 'breakdown in communication" between the commander in chief and U.S. military forces while the crisis was unfolding in Libya.

    "Members of the Committee on Armed Services are keenly concerned that any breakdown in communication that may have occurred not be repeated," McKeon wrote the president. "Given your stated interest in transparency and sharing all relevant information with the American people and the families of our fallen, I am hopeful you can promptly address these questions."
  2. LEAPup


    Let's see if the tyrant can lie his way out of this one!
  3. pspr


    Well they can't make Obama talk. But, they can call Leon Panetta and others who should have the facts. It won't happen in the next week so the doubt needs to keep being planted so the voters can see what a coverup this is.
  4. wildchild


    He has been trying to lie his way out of this one from day one.

    He keeps on saying "uhhhh, we have to uhhhhhh get uhhhh all the uhhhhh facts."

    Anyone with half a brain knew on Sept 12 that this was a planned attack on 9/11. I knew it. I called it out. I don't have the information that Obama has. How come he is so freaking lost on this?
  5. That's already a lie. he's pretending it was over before he was told.
    2) Most likely is ordered after the fact not (the minute he found out)
    3) he was told in real time, it would have been up to his orders right then & there to deliver justice in the process of thwarting the attack not sheepishly saying we'll get'em in the end.
  6. Dont be a jackass Phoenix, The Embassy security didn't need White House approval to protect themselves.
  7. LEAPup


    Shit head!!!!! They begged for backup, help, etc.,!!!!!!!!!! I WAS A US MARINE IN COMBAT IN IRAQ TWO HITCHES!!!!! I fucking know how important it is to get help there, and damn fast when shit is getting worse! The President and his dumb fucks could have had help there in a little over an hour and ten minutes from Itally!!! Are you shitting me????? You expected two former SEALs to hold off dozens of rpg's, mortar rounds, full auto ak-47's, etc.,? Please don't insult my fucking intelligence anymore shithead!:mad:

    Cries for help we're ignored, and our heroes were laid out to be sacrificed so Ococksucker doesn't upset his Muslim brothers!!!!
  8. pspr


    “Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.

    If that were true, someone disobeyed orders. We need to know who in the chain of command disobeyed Obama's orders. Or if that wasn't the order.

    One way or another, Obama is lying.
  9. Yet again you prove you're a contender for ET king of the idiots.

    With that quality of thought we know the reason you wear loafers vs lace ups don't we?
  10. +100 I appreciate your service.

    I myself was never in combat, that being said I cannot imaging having enough ammo to last 2 hours in a firefight, much less 7 without lots of support.

    I've pushed an m-60 to the point of cook off where it fires regardless of the trigger being pulled. The tracers alone caused one hell of a brushfire. Problem is at this point if you keep firing the barrel can warp (then you die).

    I also find the meme that it would be too hot to offer support of any kind to be completely asinine. Even when I was in service 20 yrs ago a lased target ,ordinance could be launched against it safely miles away.

    I'm sure the technology has not deteriorated since then.

    I'm not going to pretend to be "Janes Information" on military weapons but anybody that knows anything about the military knows the obama admin is lying it's ass off.

    PS: Don't forget the fact the ex-seals were there against orders, so the obama admin didn't even want them to help. WTF?
    #10     Oct 29, 2012