According to this New York Post article the President had some pretty clear indications of what was going on in Benghazi, they watched the whole thing on video from a predator drone after all. “They stood, and they watched, and our people died,” former CIA commander Gary Berntsen told CBS News.
Spectre AC-130 Gunships were on station at nearby airbases. That is in contrast to the this statement from an unnamed white house official that when the attack began, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey and
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta “looked at available options, and the
ones we exercised had our military forces arrive in less than 24 hours,
well ahead of timelines laid out in established policies.”
Despite video evidence and eyewitness testimony making him out to be the ringleader of the attacks Ahmad Abu Khattala, who has admitted being at the consulate during the
horrific attack, has yet to be questioned by any Libyan or American authorities. “These reports say that no one knows where I am and that I am hiding,”
he boasted to the New York Times. “But here I am in the open, sitting in a hotel with you. I’m
even going to pick up my sister’s kids from school soon.”
And all this while a weak president says he will take every measure to insure justice is done.