Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Commander-in-Chief Obama is no leader and fires those who lead.
He fired Adm. Charles Gaouette, commander of the USS John Stennis (aircraft carrier) Strike Group (Mediterranean), for moving the fleet closer to Libya during the Benghazi consulate attack and launching armed aircraft to orbit for close air support. Also fired was Gen. Carter Ham, commander of African Command, for preparing ground forces to go into Libya to protect the consulate.
These officers had received messages that this was a terrorist attack and were reacting accordingly. Commander-in-Chief Obama's conscious decision to do nothing because of political concerns was a disgrace to all who defend or have defended our country. He will never be respected by our military.
Apparently, President Obama had access to the massacre in real time and then fled the White House to fund raise in Las Vegas. The two former SEALS were ordered to "stand down" but ignored the order. General Ham's quick reaction forces were ready to deploy and was ignoring Department of Defense standdown orders when he was relieved of command during the battle.
Why does President Obama continue to lie to the American people about the Benghazi consulate massacre? Perhaps, because this situation is worse than what happened to two earlier presidents.
President Nixon resigned rather than face impeachment for Watergate. President Clinton was impeached for lying to a federal judge. President Obama's decision to deny the consulate's request for additional security before and during the massacre and write-off the deaths of four Americans for political purposes, make Nixon's and Clinton's actions appear as misdemeanors.
President Obama was derelict in his duty as commander-in-chief of the armed forces and should be impeached. Incidentally, Obama's cohorts in the American press are co-conspirators for failing to expose these actions.