-by Geoff Caldwell-
Why did President Obama go to bed as usual during the Benghazi consulate attack that cost 4 American citizens their lives but now brags about pulling an “all-nighter” in Vegas for his re-election campaign?
The sad truth is that we will probably never know those truths.
Obama’s sure not going to explain why his campaign schedule and a good night’s sleep was more important than protecting Americans trapped in a terrorist attack and so far no one else is talking.
While we now know that the White House situation room was informed within the hour of the start of the Benghazi attack we have not a clue as to why the President of the United States, showed no interest in demanding the who, what, when and where that might have allowed the military to save the lives of at least the two Navy Seals at the secondary annex and possibly even the lives of Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith as well.
From what we DO know, Hillary Clinton and her State Department could shed light on much of it, but so far has shown her priority to be more about protecting her legacy than it does about doing her duty. (Well, she IS a Clinton.)
While the truth may still come out before the election, Hillary is making damn sure she is not remembered as the one who sank the Presidency of one Barack Hussein Obama. (And with all her experience with Bill’s bimbo’s, I have no doubt she can keep her mouth shut as long as she has to.)
The beginning of this Chuck Todd First Look video clip is a compilation of various Obama campaign comments on the trail but the money quote is from the Las Vegas stop where the President brags about his dedication to the campaign:
“We’re pulling an all-nighter. No sleep. And if you’re not going to sleep, you might as well be in Vegas.
So do we understand you correctly Mr. President?
It’s “no sleep”, if the cause is the campaign and retaining the perks of power.
But it’s “must sleep”, if the cause is a terrorist attack interrupting that campaign and retention of power.
From tampabay.com comes this gem from Dear Leader himself at an early morning rally in Ybor City, FL:
“It comes down to trust … who you can trust to make sure that when something unexpected happens, he or she is going to be thinking about your families, your future,” Obama told the enthusiastic crowd at Ybor Centennial Park. “Trust matters. And Florida, you know me, you know I say what I mean and I mean what I say. We haven’t finished all the work that we set out to do in 2008. But every single day when I set foot in that Oval Office, I’m thinking of you.”
Trust? Trust Mr. President? Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods trusted you as their Commander-in-Chief and that didn’t do them much good now did it?
And as for that setting foot in the Oval Office bit? We’ve got a better chance of hitting one of those Vegas slot machine jackpots than we do of finding you actually IN the Oval office on any given day of late.
But even on one of the rare days when you WERE in the Oval Office, the day of the Benghazi attacks, it appears that the only one you were truly “thinking” about was yourself and your own comfortable bed.
Because even with what little we do know, you thought so little of the lives of those caught in the attack that you didn’t even bother to stay up a few minutes past bedtime to find out what options were available.
Hell, even Big Bird would have thought to bring in his binder full of bayonets and ask if any of those airplanes that land on air craft carriers could be used to deliver the sharp end of said bayonets right up the a$$es of those terrorists.
Yep, Big Bird would have thought American lives were important enough to “pull an all-nighter” for, why didn’t you?
Now I ask all of you to watch again the video below comparing a real leader to our current faux leader. Email it, facebook it, twitter it, copy it, embed it, or whatever, just please share it with as many people as possible.
Because when you “think” about it, it truly IS that important.Follow @GeoffCaldwell