Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Last Argument in His Arsenal

So, as you regular readers can point out over the last few posts, I've been following the election pretty closely. In my time following the race I've seen all manner of stupidity, leadership, downright evil, and desperation. Given that the trend is showing a severe backlash against the policies of the Won, that last one isn't surprising. Come to think of it, none of these are really surprising. Every campaign season we find out the best and worst of the candidates, 2008 being the obvious exception. The links above highlight my personal favorites this year, but if I were doing a top :insert number here: list, I'd definitely have to put the subject of this post at  the number one slot. Apparently, according to Hot Air, along with several other outlets, Obama the Above it All is offended that people are daring to suggest that he sat by and watched while four Americans were killed in Benghazi. Hear that? He's OFFENDED. Because how DARE reporters try to get to the bottom of the first murder of a US ambassador in decades?

According to Hot Air, who got the story from Breitbart:

The SecDef and the president have issued contradictory explanations. Either Mr. Obama ordered the Secretary of Defense to “do whatever we need to do,” or he didn’t. And either the secretary obeyed that order, or he didn’t. And he didn’t.
It is also not clear whether the SecDef countermanded the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, who is the direct military adviser to the president. Did the president as commander-in-chief issue an unequivocal order that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs received but chose not to execute? Or did the chairman reply that he would do nothing?…
Surely it is in the president’s best interests to release a copy of his order, which the military would have sent to hundreds in the chain of command. And if the president did not direct the NSC “to do whatever we need to do,” then who was in charge? When the American ambassador is attacked and remains out of American hands for over seven hours as a battle rages — and our military sends no aid — either the crisis-response system inside the White House is incompetent, or top officials are covering up.

Like they say at the actual source, someone needs  to be fired. With the way the polls are going, it  looks like O is going to be that someone. I'm skeptical of his being punished beyond that, of course, but you  never know what'll happen these days. Only a few months ago I thought Romney wouldn't stand a chance as the candidate and he's proven me wrong rather handily on that score.