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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012:

Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us."

In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.

The 5 o’clock meeting was a pre-scheduled 30-minute session, where, according to Panetta’s recollection, they spent about 20 minutes talking a lot about the American embassy that was surrounded in Egypt and the situation that was just unfolding in Benghazi.

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  • Gelston

    so much for the 3 AM phone call

    • John_Frank

       For H. Clinton, who never spoke with L. Panetta during the attack, and ignored the obvious warning signs prior to the attack, as well as B. Obama.

  • dave7777

    To me, this equates to Ted Kennedy abandoning Mary Jo when his car went into the water. He could have taken action to save her but didn’t. Hillary could have taken action to save those brave men, but didn’t.
    I hope this issue will do to Hillary’s presidential ambitions, what it did to Ted’s. 

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