Benghazi: Obama Didn’t Call ANYONE in Libya On Night Of Attack
I think it’s safe to say that Obama’s “Empty Chair Policy” is more fact than fiction:
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Graham: Obama Didn’t Call Anyone in Libya on Night of Terror Attack
February 15, 2013
(CNSNews.com) – On September 11, 2012, did President Obama personally call any Libyan government official to request assistance for Americans under attack in Benghazi?
“Finally, we’ve gotten a response to a simple question,” Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters on Thursday: “And the answer is no, the president of the United States did not make any phone calls to any government official in Libya the entire period of the attack.”
Graham said that information came Wednesday in a letter written by the White House counsel and addressed to Sen. Carl Levin — “but we’ll take what we can get,” Graham said.
“Two-page letter from a lawyer, and the answer is no, the president of the United States did not make any phone calls to any government official in Libya the entire period of the attack. We found out from the letter he called government officials in Libya on September the 12th, after everybody was dead.
“Why is this important?” Graham asked.
“If there’s another attack somewhere in the world, it will be more likely that the next president or this president will pick up the phone and intervene if there’s some oversight of your actions… This has always been about oversight.”
At a recent hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Panetta said he told the president about the terror attack in Benghazi around 5 o’clock on Sept. 11, during a previously scheduled meeting at the White House. After the 30-minute meeting ended, that was it: Panetta said neither the president nor anyone else at the White House contacted him again that night to find out how things were going.
‘Never picked up the phone’
On Thursday, Graham told reporters he now knows that during the attack in Benghazi, “The president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office into the mix. And there is no stronger voice in the world than that of the president of the United States…And my belief is, if the president of the United States had picked up the phone and lent the weight of his office, it could have made a difference because the last two guys died within the last hour of the attack. It’s not personal. This is about learning from your mistakes.”
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