Refusal to assist “was a Presidential decision”

CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”

Yet someone denied help not once but three times during the attack. And those orders to “stand down” that the brave ex-Seals disobeyed in order to save nearly 30 people was given by someone. Petraeus is saying it wasn’t the CIA’s call to deny aid. If the order did not come from the CIA it would have had to have been a direct order from the President because that is the next step in the order food chain.

Both Fox and Jake Tapper over at ABC are doing a great job covering this story and behaving like real journalists.

Update: The Weekly Standard is calling out the President: “Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.

It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?”


12 responses to “Refusal to assist “was a Presidential decision””

  1. TDDPirate says :

    Thinking about the lame duck session question:

    If Romney wins the elections, regular procedures would let Obama continue to be President for about three months.

    Is there any process, approved by the Constitution, to shorten this time period, short of formally impeaching the incumbent President?

  2. israeliminx says :

    Sadly, no and that has a lot of folks worried.

  3. Lynne says :

    I am a whole lot more worried that Obama will win the election, by vote or more likely by voter fraud.
    Yes, ABC had several top headlines on their online edition last night, and in contrast, CNN had none. Piers Morgan, who has endorsed Romney, is featuring a story on Benghazi—because of this, many CNN readers and commenters have called for his being fired. Why? These Obama supporters don’t want the truth? They are as vile as Obama himself.

  4. TDDPirate says :

    Another horrible thought:
    It is being claimed that under Obama, there is more military cooperation among USA and Israel than under previous Presidents.
    What if this cooperation is pretext for Americans getting even more familiar with IDF’s technology, strengths and weaknesses – for transferring the information to Israel’s enemies after Nov. 6th?

  5. WipeOutHamasOnceAndForAll says :

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  6. Mac says :

    This mess, sooo needs to hit every blade on the fan!

  7. Lynne says :

    Mac, CNN is not even covering it, and if some of the major Obama-media can keep it out of the news without reporting new developments, it will help Obama in the election.
    Benghazi shows the failure of Obama’s presidency.
    Al qaeda is stronger than ever. Just today, bombs were found in Dubai and in the UK (on airplanes). The one in the UK was missed and cleared, but then with more information from Dubai, the bomb was located. It was disarmed with only 17 minutes remaining before detonation.
    Obama’s weakness is making the entire world unsafe.

  8. Lynne says :

    Can Romney win without Ohio? If he has Florida, for example… Did Bush win Ohio?

  9. 300yrs in America says :

    The reason obama took no action is he hates America and any black eye we receive from the terrorist he considers to be anticolonial freedom fighters is a plus for him.remember all the msm polls are weighted with at least 9 to 15% more dhimmicrats polled than others.Romney will be the next potus. We still need to pray and vote.

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