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    The point is that for all the administration's complaints about opponents "politicizing" Benghazi (this from a White House that leaked politically helpful but nonetheless sensitive details about the raid on bin Laden), the logic of the president's response to Benghazi has been political from the start. Libya was supposed to be the Obama success story, showing how this president achieves our goals abroad without committing American troops or treasure. However ridiculous it might have been to blame the whole thing on a YouTube video, politically the tactic was far preferable to admitting that the president who boasts about getting us out of war in Iraq and Afghanistan might have a whole new one brewing in Libya.
    Now those political choices are coming back to bite him. Sooner or later (though perhaps not in time to affect the election), the conflicting stories about Benghazi that we are now hearing from key players will bring down the president's political narrative.

    While the Main Stream Media continues to assiduously avoid investigating or discussing the Benghazi Massacre, enough documented facts and hard evidence are emerging to suggest that this is a story of major significance which deserves ongoing attention from all of us.

    There are only two possibilities: Either this is a massive criminal cover-up involving the Administration and various government agencies, or it is a case study in phenomenal incompetence for which there is no excuse.

    Where are Woodward and Bernstein when we need them?

    If you care about getting to the bottom of this, regardless of your political persuasion, you can ask questions.

    You can write to your Representatives and Senators and demand answers.

    You can write to your local TV news anchors and demand answers.

    You can write letters to your local newspapers and demand answers.

    You can write to your friends, and invite them to join you in the search for truth.

    Most importantly, you can write to the White House, and demand answers.

    If you just write one letter, write to the White House.

    This buck-passing and cover-up has gone on long enough.

    It is all too easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed when an international crisis of this complexity occurs, but the issues here are critical. They should transcend politics. They involve, among other things, investigation of our incomprehensible covert actions and failed foreign policy in the Mideast where we are actually PROVIDING arms to our enemies, al Quaeda and al Quaeda linked terrorist groups.

    It was these arms which were used in the attack on the Benghazi Consulate, and which killed our Ambassador and 3 others who tried to rescue him.

    This is Fast and Furious on steroids. (Google “Fast and Furious” for the specifics of this insane venture. when we passed 3000 guns to Mexican Drug Cartels, if you are not familiar with it.)

    William Kristol suggests these questions, for starts, and you can ask them of any or all of the entities named above. And add your own!

    1.) To whom did the president give the first of his "three very clear directives"—that is, "make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to?"
    2.) How did he transmit this directive to the military and other agencies?
    3.) During the time when Americans were under attack, did the president convene a formal or informal meeting of his national security council? Did the president go to the situation room?
    4.) During this time, with which members of the national security team did the president speak directly?
    5.) Did Obama speak by phone or teleconference with the combatant commanders who would have sent assistance to the men under attack?
    6.) Did he speak with CIA director David Petraeus?
    7.) Was the president made aware of the repeated requests for assistance from the men under attack? When and by whom?
    8.) Did he issue any directives in response to these requests?
    9.) Did the president refuse to authorize an armed drone strike on the attackers?
    10.) Did the president refuse to authorize a AC-130 or MC-130 to enter Libyan airspace during the attack?

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