Benghazi Scandal

Topics: United States, Barack Obama, President of the United States Pages: 3 (1092 words) Published: November 25, 2013

29 October 2013
As our priorities lie with pulling forces and weakening American influence in the Middle East, our precedence should still be with investigating the attacks in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012. This current administration has swept this issue under the rug, claiming that the reason for the government’s lack of involvement was simply that they did not know. These policies of foreign involvement are becoming more transparent to the eyes of the American citizens, and creating a doubt in the minds of the people the U.S. government is suppose to protect. From Barack Obama’s cover-up for disregarding the phone calls for help, to Hillary Clinton’s role; before, during, and after the Benghazi attack, and to the CNN International survey polls, republicans have botched the administration’s intentionally misleading statements to the American people.

The September 11th, 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi have been in the spotlight for the past, year raising the question: did Obama mishandle this incident? In the year since Benghazi, the Republicans continue to question and deride the White House’s actions before, during, and after the attack. The night of September 11th 2012, Barack Obama was reportedly involved during the beginning of the attack, but was MIA for the rest of the night. He “checked in with his military team” in the initial beginning of the attack, but then “checked out” for the remainder of the night (foxnews.com1). Some say Obama was asleep during the attack, and according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the president was just “not involved” (foxnews.com1). You would think that being the president, the commander and chief of the United States, would keep him involved and focused on rescuing his men. Two officials also state that after having a brief conversation with the president, they never spoke to him again for the remainder of the night. Obama loosely gave Panetta instructions, “Do whatever you need to do”...
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