Media should be asking about Benghazi


Isn’t it just amazing — our president shows us his situation room at a time when he gives the order to take out Osama bin Laden (even though leaks harmful to Americans, disclosed for his benefit) and we again see the situation room when our president acts presidential during Superstorm Sandy. But where is the picture of the situation room showing Obama dealing with the tragedy in Benghazi?

Why didn’t our president know how dangerous it was for our ambassador in Benghazi before and on Sept. 11, or did he? Why wasn’t our consulate in Benghazi secure before Sept. 11? Why was security reduced even after several requests were made to increase it? Why weren’t troops sent in to help save our ambassador and three other Americans who were killed in a seven-hour battle on Sept. 11?

Who made the decision not to help? Why did our president tell his press secretary and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to tell us the lie that the ambassador and the other Americans were attacked and killed by a crowd protesting an obscure anti-Islamic film, when he knew almost within one hour of the attack that it was an Islamic terrorist group? And why did he keep this lie alive for over two weeks after said attack?

This is the biggest scandal of our nation and your paper, as well as the liberal press are not even asking the questions. You journalists ought to be ashamed!

Jerry Votendahl

Walla Walla



Iopine says...

The media should be asking a lot of questions!!! That's if they are interested in the future of the US of A?

Posted 9 November 2012, 6:15 a.m. Suggest removal

oneStarman says...

You are so very Right. But we should examine a False Dichotomy that is being offered by the Author of the Post we are commenting on. We are asked why the President responded to a Hurricane he watched come up the coast for Days and a Mission to take out Bin Laden that he planned for Months - DIFFERENTLY than he Responded to a Sudden Attack by a Terrorist HIDDEN in a Crowd of Protesters who fired an RPG into a US Compound that we had set up in a War Zone. These are NOT Equivalent.

Posted 13 November 2012, 7:58 a.m. Suggest removal

mlesko73 says...

If you watch the real time videos of the attack you will see that there never was any "crowd of protesters"; it happened in the dead of night. As for the time to prepare for an event; the consulate asked for help for weeks, if not months, this was no spontaneous event. The attack itself went on for many, many hours. Stop drinking the Media Kool Aid.

Posted 13 November 2012, 2:30 p.m. Suggest removal

oneStarman says...

Remember Benghazi is REALLY still a Rebel Base in a WAR ZONE set up to fight against Tripoli . It would be GREAT if we could figure out a way for US to set up a shop there that was GUARANTEED SAFE - But that does not happen when there isn't even a Real Government there yet. REAGAN Lost 241 Americans in an attack in Beirut and we WENT HOME - This time we are Still There.

Posted 14 November 2012, 5:56 p.m. Suggest removal

ImJustSayin says...

First person to be thrown under the bus by this administration..... a great american and patriot...... Gen. Petraeus

Posted 9 November 2012, 12:23 p.m. Suggest removal

grammaphyllis says...

Always remember: No matter what the issue, 50% of the people
are below average. This could account for the news media's inability
to ask serious questions. We will continue to demand answers.

Posted 9 November 2012, 12:53 p.m. Suggest removal

oneStarman says...

People should be asking why the CIA flew Bin Laden from Tora Bora to a Hotel in Pakistan after the Bin Laden Family was home after flying back from Texas and their meeting with their Oil Business Partners in the Bush Family on 9/11.

Posted 11 November 2012, 7:54 a.m. Suggest removal

Iopine says...

Oh my God - get off from Bush for crying out loud! What about the devastation that has been created from this administration and there is no end in sight!

Posted 13 November 2012, 6:23 p.m. Suggest removal

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