Obama Did Not Make a Single Phone Call on Night of Benghazi Attack, White House Claims

Obama didn’t make a single call on the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack, the White House told Congress in a letter released on Thursday. Predictably, Republican lawmakers slammed the president for his apparent lack of action.

“During the entire attack, the president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office in the mix,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said, adding that had Obama picked up a phone, at least two of the Americans killed in the attacks might still be alive because he might have been able to demand immediate U.S. aid.

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The Washington Times says:

Obama was kept up to date on the attack by his staff, though after being alerted to the attack in a pre-scheduled afternoon meeting he never spoke again with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin E. Dempsey or then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

And when Panetta testified last week, he said he knew it was a terrorist attack, even though the White House downplayed the situation.  Republican senators said they will still push for more information on who changed the talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who went on the Sunday talk shows after the attacks and blamed protests against an anti-Islam video.

On Thursday GOP senators temporarily blocked a vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. The Senate came up two votes short of the 60 needed to move Hagel’s nomination forward as lawmakers prepare to leave town for a week’s break. Democrats hold a 55-45 edge in the Senate.

Republicans had been blocking the confirmation of their former colleague and Vietnam veteran until they received information from the White House on President Barack Obama’s actions during the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

“We still don’t know what the president of the United States was doing the night of the attack and who he was talking to. We know who he wasn’t talking to,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said.

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4 responses

  1. Democrats need to realize this has gone far beyond a political party matter and see if impeachment proceedings would get at the truth. Send him back to Chicago to help his buddy rahmbo.

  2. I wrote about the same thing. What i hated how Hilary said that it does not matter what sparked the attack. Then why the hell did they lie if it did not matter.

  3. I believe there are a bunch of people that need to be found complicit in 4 counts of murder.

    Starting at the top!

  4. What was he doing that night. I think that after receiving the Russian’s warning not to interfere he found a deep hole.

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