The CIA has issued a terse statement saying it gave no order to anyone not to try to rescue the ambassador or not to move forces to aid Doherty and Woods, who died because no help came.
Who, then, did refuse to send help? Who did give the orders to “stand down”?
The president says he is keeping Americans informed as we learn the truth. But is that still credible?
When did Obama learn that State was following the Benghazi attack in real time, that camera-carrying drones were over the city that night, that a seven-hour battle was fought, that desperate cries for help were being turned down.
The CIA had to know all this. Did Tom Donilon of the NSC not know it? Did he not tell the president?
Five days after Benghazi, Susan Rice went on five national TV shows to say the attack was a spontaneous protest over an anti-Muslim video.
Did the president not know she was talking nonsense? Could he himself have still been clueless about what went on in Benghazi?
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