By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
At this moment, President Barack Obama no doubt believes that walking a mile in bare feet on broken glass would be preferable to his mandatory participation in the first of three presidential debates against Gov. Mitt Romney tonight.
During all three of the presidential debates being held this month, Barack Obama will be inconveniently ‘trapped’ for 90 minutes, on a brightly-lit stage, live before a prime time national television audience estimated to be 50 million or more.
And the worst part is that President Obama will now have to answer direct questions from someone other than Joy Behar of ‘The View,’ without a teleprompter, or hand picked cheering audience who salivate over his every word–especially the false ones–which now will be ‘caught,’ dismantled, then thrown back at him by Mitt Romney, with the force of a major league baseball pitcher.
Even so, Barack Obama is probably thanking his lucky stars that the debate category tonight is ‘Domestic Policy,’ instead of ‘Foreign Policy,’ which will be the subject of the third and final presidential debate on October 22nd, at Lynn University, located in Boca Raton…Florida, the most important ‘battleground state,’ and holding 29 electoral votes in the balance.
Because on that hot and humid Monday evening in Florida, as God lives, the opening question for President Barack Obama will be about the ‘Islamic terrorist attack’ on our Libyan Embassy on September 11th that, for the first time since President Jimmy Carter’s administration, resulted in the death [and brutal rape] of our U.S. Ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and four other Americans.
As information is received and analyzed, it is becoming ever more clear that the Obama administration has been engaging in a full-court press cover up of their ‘gross negligence,’ a scandal since labeled ‘Benghazi-gate,’ which continues to explode daily, with all of the ingredients to implode the Obama presidency [and his reelection bid].
And, it will like take Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s political career with it, as the primary responsibility for this rests directly in her lap.
Just this week, it was learned that U.S. diplomats in Libya had repeatedly pleaded with the Obama administration for additional security at the consulate in Benghazi, during the months leading up to the attack, but were “denied these resources,” according to two congressional lawmakers quoted in a FOXNews article yesterday.
House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, pressed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for more information on those requests and other concerns in a letter Tuesday, which included 13 separate incidents that showed the deteriorating security situation on the ground and an account that members of the Libyan security force were urged by their family members to quit over rumors “of an impending attack.”
Based on information provided to the committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012. In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that, prior to the September 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington.
FOX News also reported that the physical security was so substandard at the Benghazi consulate that it required a waiver, signed off in Washington by the secretary of state, the head of diplomatic security, or the heads of foreign building operations.
Today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to Issa’s letter from the committee, by asking for time to complete an internal review, saying, “nobody will hold this department more accountable than we hold ourselves,” and assured lawmakers that a newly formed “Accountability Review Board” will be getting on the case this week, according to a FOXNews article today.
As FBI agents dispatched to Libya have yet to even arrive in Benghazi, to begin their part of the investigation, Rep. Chaffetz expressed concern that the State Department’s findings would be pushed off until “after the election,” then adding:
There are clear signs that (there were) security concerns in Libya and other embassies around the world, and what they [Obama administration] were doing is diminishing security in the name of normalizing relations.
Fox News also obtained letters that also appear to show the State Department refused to get involved when the company tasked with protecting the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, raised security concerns; and, when the Libyans tried to bring in a third party–an American contractor–to improve security, the State Department contract officer declined to get involved.
When Victoria Nuland, who is the spokeswoman for the State Department, was questioned about it, she said the department’s investigation likely would address the issue.
Unlike ‘Fast and Furious,’ where President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have been able to ‘stonewall’ and ‘pervert’ that Congressional investigation, unless there the State Department delivers its’ investigation report before the ‘Foreign Policy’ presidential debate on October 22nd, President Obama will likely be tried and convicted on the matter in the court of public prime time television.
Then, on November 7, 2012, sentencing will be announced, wherein American voters will execute an ‘Eviction Notice’ upon him, ordering his to leave the White House by January 20, 2013.