As a guest on Pennsylvania’s Michael Smerconish Program on Oct 26, Obama spoke of the Benghazi attack:
What happened in a Benghazi was a tragedy. We’re investigating exactly what happened. I take full responsibility for the fact that I send these folks into harm’s way and I want to make sure they’re always safe.
When that doesn’t happen — uhhhh — we will figure out what happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again. But my biggest priority right now is bringing those folks to justice, and I think the American people have seen that’s a commitment I always keep.
Think about that. Obama said, “My biggest priority right now is bringing those folks to justice, and I think the American people have seen that’s a commitment I always keep.” Yet “according to a source on the ground at the time of the attack,” Obama has not kept this promise. Rather, when the CIA captured three of the attackers, they were ordered to release them to Libyan authorities and are now unaware of their whereabouts.
Who ordered the CIA to hand the three attackers over to Libya?
CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood makes one thing clear — the CIA didn’t do it: “We can say with confidence that the Agency reacted quickly to aid our colleagues during that terrible time in Benghazi. No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need, [and] claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”
The CIA called for military support in Benghazi more than once on Sept 11. Those calls were not simply ignored, they were denied.