October 18, 2012
Obama, Always Thinking Of Others
During the debate Tuesday night, one questioner, Kerry Ladka, asked President Obama, "Who denied enhanced security [for Benghazi embassy] and why?" Of course, Obama didn't answer the question. His response was a vague explanation about how diplomats are often in harms way and how his political opponents took advantage of the situation.
After the debate, Ladka had the opportunity to ask Obama the question again:
As to Ladka’s question about who turned down the Benghazi security requests and why, Obama reportedly told him that “releasing the individual names of anyone in the State Department would really put them at risk,” Ladka says.
Really? But Obama had no concerns about putting an American citizen at risk. He had no concerns about the media revealing the real name and the real address of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anti-Muhammad film. And Obama had no concerns about parading Nakoula off to jail to face charges of
blasphemy probation violations.
For two weeks after the 9/11/12 embassy attack, Obama and his administration continued to blame Nakoula's film, giving the video more publicity and exposing Nakoula to more danger and more death threats.
It's one thing if Obama feared the safety of State Department employees. Don't put them at risk by naming names. But it's a whole different issue to falsely place blame and risk on an innocent person, to throw an American citizen under the bus in order to appease an irrational mob on another continent.
That is not leadership. That is tyranny. And there's is no place for such cowardice behavior in the White House.