At a press conference this week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the US military did not quickly intervene during the attack because military leaders did not have adequate intelligence information and felt they should not put American forces at risk, reports the Associated Press.
"The basic principle is that you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on; without having some real-time information about what's taking place," Mr. Panetta told Pentagon reporters. "And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation."
Panetta was referring to Gen. Carter Ham, the head of US Africa Command, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.IF PANETTA IS TELLING THE TRUTH, THEN HE AND DEMPSEY AND HAN MUST RESIGN.
BUT... HAM HAS BEEN RELIEVED OF HIS COMMAND - AND SOME SAY BECAUSE HE DISOBEYED PANETTA AND DEMPSEY AND ORDERED AN ATTACK ON THE TERRORISTS IN BENGHAZI.
ONLY MAKING ALL THEIR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DC AND AFRICOM CAN CLEAR THIS UP AND DETERMINE IF PANETTA IS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN HIM AND LOWER DOWN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND.
BUT WHAT HAPPENED ABOVE PANETTA IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND - BETWEEN PANETTA AND THE WHITE HOUSE?
WE NEED TO KNOW. WE NEED AN INVESTIGATION.
ULTIMATELY, OBAMA IS RESPONSIBLE.
BUT HE DOESN'T HAVE TO RESIGN: WE SHALL RELIEVE OBAMA OF HIS COMMAND IN THE ELECTION!