Hat tip Daily Caller and Hot Air
Today, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff testified before the Senate Armed Forces Committee on Benghazi. One stunning fact came out of their testimony. After first notifying President Obama about the Benghazi attack, they had no further contact from the President or the White House for the rest of the evening. Nor did either of them have any contact with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during that 7-8 hour period when the consulate was under attack.
Here is more from Hot Air with a video of an exchange between Dempsey and Senator John McCain (R-AZ):
President Obama did nothing after that 15-minute meeting. He had no further contact with Panetta or Dempsey. He was disengaged. What did he do-go upstairs and pack his bags for Las Vegas?
Another fact is that no armed forces ever "got off the ground" during the attack to go to Benghazi. Reason, according to Panetta and Dempsey? "The attack was over before the forces could "get off the ground".
Huh? The attack lasted 7-8 hours. Is this the state of our military's readiness in that region under Obama, Dempsey and Panetta?
Here is another point to consider. remember when Usama bin Laden was killed?
Obama made sure we all knew that he was "on the job" as that operation unfolded.
Have we seen any similar images of him "on the job" during that 7-8 hours of the Benghazi attack? No wonder the President and Hillary Clinton have been so evasive about their activities on 9-11-12. Where was Obama after that short meeting with Panetta and Dempsey the rest of the evening? Where was Clinton and what was she doing?
Panetta wanted to protect Obama during the hearing, but he couldn't lie. He conceded under questioning from Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that for the rest of the evening, he had no further contact with the President. Nor from the White House. And no contact with Hillary Clinton.
Are you paying attention now, America?