During a Congressional hearing on Benghazi on 10/10/2012, it was told that security at the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi was “inappropriately low” per Eric Nordstrom—the top regional security officer in Libya earlier this year. He also said “…all of us at the post were in sync that we wanted these resources…” referring to the request to extend the extra security force that was denied by the State department. At the same hearing, Lt. Col. Andrew Wood said: “We felt great frustration that those requests were ignored or just never met.”
Blame one of their own
A day afterward, during the VP debate, millions of Americas heard Joe Biden claiming “We weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security again…”
At the same debate they also heard Joe Biden vowing “…I always say what I mean…”
By now, no American should be surprised that Obama-Biden team is best at blaming and not accepting their responsibilities and failures.
Obama and Biden have been blaming everyone from former President Bush for the economy that they inherited although the Bush recession officially ended in June 2009. And even after Obama-Biden dumped hundreds of billions in bail-out money, the so-called Obama recovery has never occurred—and it’s still Bush’s faults. In addition to Bush, Obama and Biden have also blamed Republicans in Congress for blocking what they wanted to do for economy and jobs although during Obama’s first 2 years the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and no one could stop them from passing any bill they wanted—for example, ObamaCare was passed with no Republican votes.
But, there might have been a few on the left who were surprised at Biden’s statement during the VP debate on Oct-11—but the most disappointed one must be Bill Clinton. After all that he did in front of national TV audience in his speech at the DNC with lies about the economy Obama inherited was worse than anyone could have anticipated in 2009 in justifying for 4 more years of Obama-Biden to fire up democrat voters. How could they do this to the Clintons?
Blame Congress—of course
“…The congressman here cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for…” Joe Biden also managed to throw blame at Paul Ryan’s Congress budget.
This is totally inaccurate. Paul Ryan and Congress set a cut of 19% for non-discretionary spending in 2014 budget. Democrats and Biden used that percentage to figure out $300 million cut. But this $300 million are not for security only. It also includes other cuts such as maintenance, administrative personnel, construction, etc.
In addition, among the embassy security cuts, the Obama administration (and the State Department) should be competent enough to cut security at places like Canada, New Zealand more than the troubled regions like the Middle East and Africa, for examples. Or are they too incompetent?
Four Americans—including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens—were killed by the incompetency of the Obama administration.
Obama-Biden versus Clinton-Clinton
On Friday 10/12, a day after the VP debate, Ed Klein reported that Bill Clinton had been working to form a legal team to work out a contingency scenario for Hillary Clinton in preparing for the Obama-Biden’s blame on Hillary for Benghazi—i.e. the Clintons have been working on a plan to prevent Benghazi becoming a stain on Hillary’s resume for 2016 presidential run.
Will Obama-Biden use Hillary Clinton as scapegoat in the Libya attacks? Biden who may also run against Hillary Clinton in 2016 for the Democrat presidential nomination has already done so by hinting he and Obama were not aware of the US Consulate’s request for additional security.
Will Hillary Clinton’s State department “leak” some information that will show Biden lied—and the White House knew about the request?
The next actions from each side will of course depend on how bigger this Benghazi-gate becomes.
You can be sure that Romney-Ryan will not let this go away quietly with the next presidential debate coming up on 10/16/2012.