Obama must take responsibility for attack

info@islandpacket.comNovember 2, 2012 

During my almost 28 years of active duty service in the Army, with assignments in the U.S., Korea, Vietnam and Germany, I saw a number of things that made me wonder about politics driving military decisions. But never in that time did I believe that the commander in chief or his administration was guilty of dereliction of duty.

Recent revelations surrounding the terrorist attack on Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans, appear to me to be dereliction of duty by the Obama administration. President Barack Obama must assume responsibility for this because he was directly involved in the decision making process or simply because he is the commander in chief.

I am referring to repeated requests by our ambassador before Sept. 11 for increased security in Benghazi that were denied, multiple requests for support during the seven-hour attack on Sept. 11 that were denied, and a blatant cover-up by the Obama administration about who was behind the attacks for more than a week to make it appear that this was not a terrorist attack.

I can think of no other reason for the cover-up than for political purposes to help Obama's re-election campaign. That to me is unforgivable, and I can only imagine the message it sends to all of our citizens serving around the world should they come under attack. If your government does not cover your back, who will?

Why would anyone support Obama for re-election given his well-documented record?

Al Stern

Bluffton

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