Looks like Panetta is falling on his sword for Obama.....
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.....snip~
Panetta argued Obama relied on the Defense Department to work with the State Department on the issue.
Senator Kelly Ayotte asked Panetta if President Obama followed up with him about the status of the attack throughout the night, the answer was no.
Meanwhile, General Dempsey said the State Department never sent a request for military backup before, during or after attack occured.
"Why didn't you put forces in place to be ready to respond?," Senator John McCain asked the general.
Dempsey started, "Because we never received a request to do so, number one. And number two, we --"
McCain iterrupted, "You never heard of Ambassador Stevens's repeated warnings?"
"I had, through General Ham," responded Dempsey, referring to the commander of AFRICOM. "But we never received a request for support from the State Department, which would have allowed us to put forces--"
"So it's the State Department's fault?"
"I'm not blaming the State Department," Dempsey responded.
Two weeks ago when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified about Benghazi, she said she was in contact with the White House about the attack throughout the night.....snip~
Outgoing CIA Chief: Obama Nowhere to Be Found Night of Benghazi Attack - Katie Pavlich
Looks like we have Team Obama caught in the lies.....seems more and more just comes out on Benghazi. Where Obama dropped the Ball. Wonder if Panetta is falling on his sword to save Clinton so she can run for the Presidency?