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Obama Blew Off Benghazi

Had to pack for a Vegas fund-raiser…

While four Americans were being killed, Obama was getting some sleep before heading off to Vegas to party with Beyonce. And as Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified, Obama made no effort to stay on top of the situation in Benghazi. The only time Panetta talked to him about it was during a pre-scheduled meeting.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified that they spoke to President Barack Obama only once on the evening of the Sept. 11, 2012, when U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya were under attack by terrorists.

Panetta and Dempsey had a pre-scheduled meeting with Obama at 5:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. time on Sept. 11. After that they did not speak to Obama and Obama did not speak to them. Neither Panetta nor Dempsey spoke to anyone in the White House that night after their meeting with Obama.

While an American embassy was under fire, Obama blew off the Defense Secretary the Joint Chiefs of Staff because he had more important things to do… like campaign.

But like Hillary said, what difference does it make? It’s just some more bumps in the road, as Obama said. Human shaped bumps in the road that make no difference at all.By

Full speed ahead for #Jihad

State, Obama, Democratic Party, the GOP and Romney all agree on the embrace of Islam and American foreign policy.

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CIA Reveals Admiral, Not Obama, In Charge of Bin Laden Raid

Approximately one year after the assassination of Osama bin Laden, a memo written by former CIA Director Leon Panetta has been obtained, revealing that President Obama was not, in fact, in charge of operation strategy in the hunt for the terrorist mastermind.

Panetta received a call from National Security Officer Tom Donilon confirming that President Obama had made the decision to “proceed with the assault” on bin Laden‘s compound in Pakistan after assessing a risk profile. However, the memo, released by Time Magazine, states that “the timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands.”

“The direction is to go in and get bin Laden, and if he is not there, get out,” read the memo. It does not clarify whether the intention was to kill bin Laden or to capture him.

However, the memo also shows that President Obama was not in charge of operation strategy as the mission was being carried out. Rather, Panetta noted that, “the timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands.”

“The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration,” said the memo.

President Obama has said that the decision was one of the “gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory.” However, it seems that the “gutsy call,” was actually made by Admiral William McRaven, head of the Joint Special Operations Command.

Two days after the memo was written, bin Laden was assassinated by a team of Navy SEAL commandos.

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celebrity bin laden morph (Photo credit: mosilager)

Following the raid, Pakistan’s government claimed it had no knowledge of bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad. However, speculations have questioned how the terrorist’s presence in the compound could have been undetected by Pakistani officials when Abbottabad is home to a major Pakistani military base and only about 30 miles from the capital city of Islamabad.-By Rachel Hirshfeld