Analysis: Even loyal fans of President Barack Obama agree questions must be answered about the American response to the terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi September 11, 2012. Who ordered the military to “stand down” rather than go to the aid of embattled diplomats, staff and security? What was the thinking for such a decision? Why not save your own people? To Leftist loyalists, it is a central question.
This cuts to the core of all things Left. The “government knows best” crowd believes, as a matter of faith, that government will always provide the correct response. As President Obama has said of many things, “only government can solve this crisis” and Benghazi was a security crisis.
If the government is shown in Benghazi to have thrown away their own employee’s lives, and the life of the President’s Personal Representative in the name of domestic politics – who would ever want to work for or trust them in any crisis? Would you work for someone that would kill you to win an election? Oklahoma’s Senator Jim Inhofe will speak on this Friday at the Tulsa Republican Club.