During White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer’s media blitz, he was asked about Zero’s actions during the Benghazi raid.
Pfeiffer said it was “offensive” for anyone to question whether the White House could have done more. The assertion “from Republicans” that Obama was not responsive enough during the attack, said Pfeiffer, is “offensive.”
“The premise of [the question on Obama’s whereabouts],” Pfeiffer explained, “is that somehow there was something that could have been done differently and would have changed the outcome here. The accountability review board has looked at this, people have looked at it.”
I’ve written this several times, and I’ll write it again. The irresponsive State dept. allowed for ambassador Stevens and Shaun Smith to be murdered. There’s probably nothing Zero could have done that night to prevent those murders. However, Dougherty and Woods’ deaths are an entirely different matter. Yes, the review board looked at this. But, it failed to mention the two stand down orders. In fact, it denied there had been any delays in sending help, citing the time, which no one could know how long it would take, being the reason no help came.
“Look, the President was kept up to date on this as it was happening the entire night, from the moment it started until the very end …. I recognize that there’s a series of conspiracy theories Republicans have been spinning about it since the time it happened.” He then added, “The question here is not what happened that night.”
Ahh, there it is again, the old conspiracy theory yarn. It isn’t a conspiracy theory to want to know what the president of the United States did, or didn’t do, while people in our foreign service were being murdered by a bunch of terrorists. But, most of all, there is absolutely no evidence that he was kept apprised of the events. We can only find one instance where he was briefed on the situation, and that was very early. But, this is the catch-22 the administration has placed themselves in. Who ordered the stand downs? If the president was kept appraised of the situation, then he would have to know about the stand down orders, if not being the one who issued them, right?
In this instance, the evidence says Zero went to bed, and went to a Vegas fund raiser the next day, and let others handle it after the one phone call. But, this could change with more evidence.
“I don’t remember what room the President was in on that night,” shot back Pfeiffer, “and that’s a largely irrelevant fact.” Wallace continued to press the point, and Pfeiffer continued to evade.
His whereabouts are irrelevant? Then how was this picture relevant to anything?