Well, I about came out of my chair when I heard Obama’s dodgy and detached response when pressed regarding the Benghazi attack during an interview with KUSA in Denver (emphasis mine):
KYLE CLARK: Were the Americans under attack at the consulate in Benghazi Libya denied requests for help during that attack? And is it fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and we’ll all find out after the election?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened. These are folks who served under me who I had sent to some very dangerous places. Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do. But we want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I have made a commitment to the families impacted as well as to the American people, we’re going to bring those folks to justice. So, we’re going to gather all the facts, find out exactly what happened, and make sure that it doesn’t happen again but we’re also going to make sure that we bring to justice those who carried out these attacks.
Is that right? Elections have nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed? It has everything to do with it for this American! It sounds like it will have a lot to do for the parents, loved ones and friends of those killed in Libya, too! My God, how detached can one be? This is criminal. How convenient that a full investigation would be postponed until after the election.
It might behoove us to remember Obama never obtained congressional approval to go to war in Libya in the first place, as is required by the War Powers Act. He used a UN Directive as the sovereign authority to justify commencing hostilities in Libya, not the U.S. Constitution–which the president is sworn to preserve, protect and defend. This is an impeachable offense. But running roughshod over the Constitution has become sport for Obama and his wrecking crew, i.e. The Fundamental Transformers.
And what is this stuff I keep hearing from Obama regarding the U.S. Military works for him? Exclusively? According to the U.S. Constitution, the president only assumes the role of Commander-in-Chief during time of war; and the declaration of war is supposed to entail a five-step process that includes the House of Representatives, Senate and the U.S. Military, then the public. The War Powers Act has modified this constitutional process (not recommended), but Obama didn’t even follow the provisions of the War Powers act–never mind. No, the president of the United States serves the people. The president is in turn Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Military only during time of war, according to the U.S. Constitution. But we don’t follow that pesky document written by a “bunch of stupid white men” anymore. So, screw that. Roger? The Democrats have worked hard over the years hard to blur the all-important distinction between the roles of Commander-in-Chief and President, especially Bill Clinton, and just deem the title of Commander-in-Chief permanently to the Office of the Presidency.
Last night, I listened to a riveting interview with Tyrone Woods’ father (whose son was killed during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi) on the Sean Hannity Show. It was some of the strongest language directed at a sitting president from the parent of a fallen American hero I have ever heard, period. In so many words, Mr. Charles Woods called the White House officials involved “murderers”; he also called Obama a “liar” and a “coward.” And this is coming from a man who has stated he forgives those involved, but it sounds to me he’s calling it as he sees it.
From Fast and Furious, to the chaos of September 11, 2012, the Obama Administration has steadfastly refused to come clean with the American people. These disturbing incidents are not just your run-of-the-mill coverups, either: they are gross examples of out-of-control federal power where scores of people died brutal deaths—untold suffering. A vote for Obama will be a vote for more of the same. No, Mr. President, this has everything to do with the election. And I pray you you are never elected to any office ever again, period.
h/t: The Right Scoop