If you saw/heard the "testimony" of SecDef Panetta, and CJCS General Dempsey before the Senate Armed Services Committee 2/7/13, you may have had the urge to either VOMIT, or to try to keep from laughing yourself into unconsciousness, had it not been so pathetic.
Yesterday's O'Reilly word of the day SHOULD have been "INCOMPETENCE", because THAT is what we learned CAUSED the Benghazi debacle. Thank GOD for the Senators who grew some real BIG ones [apology to Kelly Ayotte], and held Leon's and Martin's political feet to the fire they so richly deserved. IMO, Senators Graham, McCain and Cruz, as well as Inhofe and Ayotte ALL deserve an American Defense Service Medal.
What was lurking, but never brought to light??
>WHY did we require a "consulate" with an "Annex"/CIA presence in Benghazi? ... a cover for a CIA/State Dept [Obama approved] blackop conduit for getting arms to the Syrian rebels??
>WHY did ambassador Chris Stevens have to go there on 9/11/12??.....did someone leak this "black" op to al Qaida, and thus give Dr. Ayman Zawahiri [the new Osama bin Laden] a perfect opportunity to teach the POTUS a painfull lesson for bragging about killing OBL and crippling al Qaida?? Entrapping ambassador Stevens was probably a cinch, and the knowledge of how vulnerable the Benghazi "consulate" complex was--was enough for Dr.A.Z. to pull the trigger.
You, like many other US Americans thought our Executive Branch functions were cooperating and coordinating much better since 9/11/01? You thought we were getting rid of the "rice bowl" mentality. You thought we were melting away the walls between the bureaucracies--that the FBI and the CIA were "holding hands", and the DoD and the State Dept. were projecting US power and policy in a cooperative and coordinated manner.
WELL folks, if you did not hear the testimony ---in answer to this question to Dempsey:/ /you read Stevens' desperate cable message stating this Consulate cannot successfully defend itself, and MUST have additional Security assets and personnel if we are to successfully defend ourselves?\\----General Dempsey: "Yes".
Question: /WHY, after the record of previous attacks, did you not preposition adequate assets nearby?\
[Are you ready for this??] General Dempsey: "Because the State Department DID NOT request it".
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO--"WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK"??[as Senator Graham asked] Panetta shamefully said (paraphrased) We were not meant to be a "911" agency. So, four US Americans came home in flag-draped coffins.
And now BHO is going to give us two more incompetents--Hagel and Brennan, and we can look forward to more catastrophies, as they join Kerry.
You might ask WHY the State Department did not request help--and you might also ask why the CIA has been VERY silent. I leave the possible answers to your imaginations......
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun!
"would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]