The above photo represents Barack Obama and his team of military loving staff members monitoring the situation in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The picture conveys the idea that the Obama administration was totally engaged in the goings-on in Libya. Still, two significant things are revealed in this picture, one represents something that didn’t happen, and the other represents something that did.
What didn’t happen? Despite their avowed love of Americans in general and American military personnel in particular, none of the above representatives of the administration appear to be doing anything that could even be remotely construed as mobilizing (or attempting to mobilize) any assets to save Embassy members and their attached security detail. Hell, none of these would be experts have so much as a freaking phone in their hands, rather, they have collectively assumed positions that appear as if they are anxiously hoping that somebody, anybody, somewhere will act on their own initiative and take action that might put out the dumpster fire that Obama diplomacy evolved into, in all likelihood they are also wondering if the administration, and all the lackey’s attached to it, might somehow escape blame for this disaster.
What did happen? Look to the far left (how apropos) of the photo, isn’t that guy in the blue shirt with the sleepy look on his face Joe “I love the military” Biden? It would appear so, but if Biden’s campaign ads are to be believed, this Biden guy, when in power, did everything but part the Red Sea during his time in the White House, and the only reason that he refrained from the Biblical act performed by God through Moses is that Liberals don’t like to be reminded that God exists. So why didn’t the mighty Joe (or perhaps more accurately the mighty schmoe) DO something?
Well he kind of did, in order to deflect from questions and accusations from the Media (as if that was gonna happen), Joe Biden and his erstwhile supporters (both of them) have opted to invoke the Sergeant Schultz defense
But this defense, which is utilized by Liberal politicians only slightly less often than the “Race Card” and “Deflection” defenses, appears to have some serious holes in it when it comes to Joe Biden. In fact, according to an article that appeared on “Foreignpolicy.com” Biden knew plenty
Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the administration wasn’t aware of requests for more security in Libya before the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi during Thursday night’s debate, contradicting two State Department officials and the former head of diplomatic security in Libya. “
The fact that Joe Biden was a part of the bungling of the situation in Libya and complicit in the following cover-up was driven home by Mark Geist, who fought in the ill-fated battle.
John De Lemme of the Conservative Business Journal posted a quote from Geist in regards to Biden’s actions or lack thereof concerning Benghazi
When Joe Biden says that he will be there for the Military, we all know that’s a lie. But no one knows better than warriors like Mark “Oz” Geist that fought in the Battle of Benghazi.
“I am confident that if Donald Trump was President in September of 2012, Ambassador Chris Stevens and my friends would still be here today.”, says Geist on a recent social media post.
An article appearing on Reason.com’s website, and written by Matt Welch had the extremely accurate headline “Joe Biden’s Benghazi B.S. (UPDATED)” Welch referenced the Foreign Policy article discussed earlier. His story pulled no punches
Foreign Policy details how Vice President Joe Biden last night added to the growing mountain of Obama administration bullshit on Benghazi
Biden’s denying any knowledge of support requests came at a time that the Obama administration was desperately trying to spin the Benghazi story, and maintain there vaunted “scandal-free administration” (insert barfing noises here) status, and perhaps it was that fact alone that gave Welch’s article a somewhat angry tone
What makes Biden’s blatant falsehood even more galling is that it came in response to a question about the administration’s ever-changing storyline. Read the exchange in full:
RADDATZ: What were you first told about the attack? Why—why were people talking about protests? When people in the consulate first saw armed men attacking with guns, there were no protesters. Why did that go on (inaudible)?
BIDEN: Because that was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community. The intelligence community told us that. As they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment. That’s why there’s also an investigation headed by Tom Pickering, a leading diplomat from the Reagan years, who is doing an investigation as to whether or not there are any lapses, what the lapses were, so that they will never happen again.
RADDATZ: And they wanted more security there.
BIDEN: Well, we weren’t told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again. And by the way, at the time we were told exactly—we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. That was the assessment. And as the intelligence community changed their view, we made it clear they changed their view.
That’s why I said we will get to the bottom of this. You know, usually when there’s a crisis, we pull together. We pull together as a nation. But as I said, even before we knew what happened to the ambassador, the governor was holding a press conference—was holding a press conference. That’s not presidential leadership.
You know what makes it hard to “pull together as a nation”? When the elected officials running the nation’s government repeatedly dissemble and flat-out lie about an important, deadly attack, in an effort to cover their own asses and shift blame onto the exercise of free speech.
So Joe Biden disavowed any knowledge of Embassies requesting more support. We are left to wonder if he had any knowledge of the State Department buying Obama’s books (to the tune of $70,000.00). These books were then shipped to Embassies worldwide. Perhaps the intent behind this unprecedented purchase was for the embassy in Benghazi to stack copies of “Dreams of My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope” up as a perimeter and use them in place of actual fortifications.
As bad as all of this is, and it’s very, very bad (remember we are talking about abandoned soldiers and dead Americans) it gets worse.
Suppose, despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary; Joe Biden was blissfully unaware of the problems facing the embassy at Benghazi, what about after the fact? Was Biden aware of the whole “Let’s blame a video” strategy? Or was Biden, much like his former boss, hoping that you would believe that he is the smartest man in the room and quite capable of curing COVID and controlling the weather, while at the same time not possessing the cognitive reasoning necessary to run a toaster? If he was aware or became aware after the fact, didn’t he owe it to the American people to come clean about it?
Just imagine for a moment that Mike Pence was found to be covering up a substantial military blunder on the part of the President and then lying to grieving Mothers and Widows on a tarmac in the presence of the caskets containing the dead bodies of sons and husbands? How do you think that would go over with our intrepid media?
Was Joe Biden more concerned with covering up the mistakes made by the Obama administration than he was with caring about the military and military families?
According to an article entitled “Mother of Benghazi Victim: Obama, Biden, Clinton, Panetta Said They Would Get Back to Me, But I ‘Heard Absolutely Nothing'” written by Andrew Johnson that appeared in “The National Review” Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith who died in the attacks in Benghazi, most definitely thinks so. Johnson reports that Smith
…accused President Obama, the vice president, and two Cabinet members of not keeping promises they made to her at her son’s funeral. She said Obama, Joe Biden, then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and then-secretary of defense Leon Panetta all told her they would look into the circumstances of her son’s death and get back to her, but they never did.
That’s odd; after all, Joe Biden’s campaign ads portray him as a compassionate, concerned, military loving guy, hardly the kind of person who would leave American soldiers to die and then lie about it, right? Remember, Biden didn’t just lie; he couldn’t even be bothered to keep his promises to a grieving mother, even though his grief is a part of his campaign ads, the suffering of others appears to take a back seat
Yes, Mrs. Smith, Joe Biden did lie to you, directly to your face, and as you put it, “nose-to-nose…”, but don’t worry ma’am, he promises to do much better this time