Thursday, August 08, 2013
Did Obama run the Benghazi decision not to send help past Jarrett that night?We do know Obama had a face-to-face briefing from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, early in the evening.After dinner in his living quarters, Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran and other issues in a two-hour phone call.Present as the call was made, reports blogger Chip Jones at Conservative Report Online, was Valerie Jarrett, who, as the call was ending, went from the living quarters to the White House Situation Room, where the attack in Benghazi was being monitored by Dempsey, Panetta and other top-ranking officials.What she may have said and whether the president sent her is unknown. We do know the president retired for the night, and no rescue mission was launched.Once before, Jarrett had called off the military for political purposes. She may have done it that night as well — an action that would answer many questions and may be what the White House is really hiding.
Obama's brain? No notes were kept and no memos were written. Obama slept well in preparation for a fund raiser in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, in Benghazi, our troops were dying.