The highest priority of any U.S. president is to first protect the United States from enemy or terrorist attack. The recent events in Libya in which Ambassador Stevens was assassinated, along with three other Americans, bring into question whether President Obama is committed to protecting us.
Many facts have surfaced since the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. It’s now been revealed that President Obama has attended only 38 percent of the daily National Security briefings. This is an extraordinary disregard of his responsibility to protect American citizens!
President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton lied for more than a week about the circumstances of Ambassador Stevens’ murder — claiming it was a spontaneous demonstration at the compound that got out of control. This was in spite of the Libyan president stating, the day following the killings, that it was an organized terrorist attack. We now know that there was no demonstration at all at the compound, but between 50 and 100 organized combatants arrived simultaneously firing automatic weapons, mortars and RPGs — all heavy weapons.
We also now know that intelligence was evolving some two days prior to the attack indicating an attack was imminent and the Obama administration did nothing.
Most astonishing, the Obama administration provided no elevated security to Ambassador Stevens — even though he was serving in what essentially was a civil war combat zone. It’s even more reprehensible that on the annual anniversary of 9/11 the Obama administration failed to elevate security at all U.S. facilities around the world, especially for Libya.
Additionally, an attack on any country’s ambassador has always been considered an act of war. Yet, this president first apologized to our enemies. He then sent the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate the attack as a criminal offense. For 10 days immediately following the killings President Obama and his representatives refused to use the term “terrorist” to describe the murderers.
The amateur hour approach of the Obama administration in failing to protect Ambassador Stevens and his failure to attend security briefings should be very worrisome to all Americans! If these incompetents failed to detect an impending attack on Ambassador Stevens one has to wonder if the Obama administration can stop a terrorist from detonating a nuclear device in a U.S. city.
Gary P. Morris