Breaking: Obama Takes Blame for Benghazi Catastrophe: “Ultimately as Commander in Chief I Am Responsible”

Obama Fiddled as Benghazi Burned–
On Friday Bing West, a former Assistant Secretary of Defense, told Greta Van Susteren that if Obama gave the order to secure the consulate in Benghazi there would be a paper trail,

“If that actually happened the way President Obama said it happened, there’s a paper trail and I think people reasonably enough can say, “Can we see the order?” because hundreds of others supposedly saw this order.

So far no one has offered any evidence that Obama made the order to protect our men on the ground in Benghazi the night of the attack.

Then there’s this…
Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said Saturday he has sources saying President Barack Obama was in the room at the White House watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya unfold.

Barack Obama never made the order to protect our security officials in Benghazi.
Even though he was watching the terror strike from the White House.

This weekend Barack Obama told Morning Joe that ultimately he is to blame for the Benghazi consulate disaster.
The Politico reported:

President Obama vowed Saturday to hold the right people accountable if it’s found that there was breakdown in communications within the intelligence community ahead of last month’s attack in Benghazi.

“What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” he said in an interview with “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski conducted in Nashua, N.H., according to a report on MSNBC.com.

“Ultimately as commander-in-chief I am responsible and I don’t shy away from that responsibility,” he added.

So why now? Why is he finally taking responsibility for the massacre and coverup?

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  • valerie
  • Nightfighter

    Mr. President, you need to resign today. You are the one that is responsible for this mess

  • obfuscatenot

    “I don’t shy away from responsibility.” -Obama When, Where, Why, What and How? Remember the press who actually asked questions?

    “You lose.” – Calvin Coolidge

  • snap boy

    saying he’s responsible is very definitely not the same as saying he’s to blame.

  • myohmy

    Obama the most arrogant, incompetent and narcissistic that leftists has offered in a long time. People died and another person is languishing in prison because he dared to exercise his free speech and this impostor is directly responsible. Can we impeached this impostor now? Wake up, America.

  • Ragspierre

    “What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,”

    Yeah. Right. That is the narcissist’s “admission”.

    “Just wait ’til I pin this on somebody… Boy, are they gonna get it”.

  • pink tie Republican

    Bush gave the order to stand down.

  • great unknown

    Right. I’m responsible. Now let’s move on to something else…

  • Faye

    O thinks by saying the phrase” as commander in cheif I am responsible” that this will end the discussion. It will for the socialist msm cheerleaders who were being forced to cover this story. They now have O’s words to put out there to excuse them from any further reporting on this story.
    Grow some more GOP and put this out……O says he is responsible for Benghazi….. don’t let it stop till all the dirty little secrets have come out.

  • Whiskers54

    2 senior military officers were releived of their commands just prior to this announcement by Obama. I smell a twist here and the lame stream media will do the cover up.

  • Faye

    #6 Ragspierre, those were my exact thoughts too. O is now actively looking for someone else to blame. Wonder who it will be? Vagas could make some $$s on this game.

  • Ella

    Words mean NOTHING when it comes to this bastard.

  • Stan

    Saying “I take responsibility” is not the same as telling the truth and making the facts known to the American people – and correcting the situation. The President could say the word if he wanted to and all of the facts would come out. He didn’t do that before and he hasn’t done it yet.

    No one has acted in good faith here or upheld their oaths of office – the Pentagon, CIA, White House, State Department. They all appear to have gone into reflexive me first butt-covering mode instantly – damn the nation. Lots of D.C. bureaucratic dead wood to clear out and major house keeping to do.

  • suzy000

    Yes, YOU are responsible and it is your head that should roll. If you had any backbone which we know you do not (you couldn’t even find the courage to order our military to fight for our people), you would resign. We have to fire you and that will make my day, Mr.President. Nov. 7, 2012 will go down in history as the first day that America could raise their heads high for being proud Americans once again!

  • Multitude

    Dear President Obama,

    Resign. Real leaders, men of honor that accept such responsibility are not superficial “men of letters and words” but men of action. Just as you have senior military leaders resigning because they could not permit your inaction and let people die without rescue, you have disgraced the nation, the institution, and ultimately failed the people. Nobody in our nations military forces trusts you. More than half the nation realizes a fundraiser is more important to you than people’s lives or jobs. You are only liked by shallow false friends, parasites who are your groupies only because you give them redistributed loot, trinkets taken by force from hard working, honest Americans.

    If you stay in office, you will most certainly not only be impeached, but imprisoned. Many will support sending you to the international criminal court for war crimes prosecution for your illegal drone targeting that New Yoru University and Stanford University determined has killed many thousands of innocent civilians. Mexico may seek extradition for the thousands murdered by your Fast and Furious program you have attested as your own program through your claim of executive privilege.

    You will need the compassion of the people to soften the consequences. The time to resign is now, Mr. President.

  • Sasja

    I don’t know exactly how we’ll accomplish our mission to not let you scapegoat anyone for your indifference and abhorrent behaviour but we will.

    So, Barry, not planning to sleep through this are you. I’m sure the nation is impressed. By the way, I thought you could lower sea levels, why not just stand on shore in front of the storm and order it gone?

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPERSTORM_OBAMA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-27-23-01-12

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    big deal, like hillary they take responsibility with no consequences.

  • Walt

    In fairness,he also took responsibility when interviewed on “Yo MTV Raps”(I know that isn’t a show anymnore,channeling the early 90s).

  • Tom63010

    He thinks this will buy him time until after the election.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    they are going to have an investigation. why are the people that need to be investigated doing the investigation?

  • squeaky

    there’s taking responsibility because you’re in charge [as in responsibility for what underlings do] and then there’s taking responsibility because you sat on your hands and dithered. which is it?

  • http://teachx3sblog.wordpress.com/ TeachX3

    “I am responsible” – President obama

    Yes you are.

  • adrian

    Is this obomber growing a set of cue balls?

  • SurlyMonk

    With responsibility comes consequences. Resign. Stay and be impeached. Better yet, we will remember Benghazi and vote you out. But you must pay the consequences in one form or another.

  • bigL

    Buh bye story…Swept under rug. If this was a parliamentary govt, it would fall .
    But you can ask ten people and most will not have heard anything about Benghazi.
    It is not covered.
    My friends said that if all that really happened, how come Diane Sawyer and ABC did not lead with it on the nightly news?

  • ClinkinKY

    “He’s shown leadership, maturity and a reason to re-elect him for 4 more years. What more do you people want?”—signed, Chris “Tingles” Matthews.

  • gwhh

    White House Says It Did Not Deny Requests for Help in Benghazi – But Did Not Issue Orders to Save US Security Officials Either

    In Other Words: I was NOT leading at all. From gehind or other ways. This is sad its sicking

  • lizzy84

    It’s called a HAIL oBama pass.
    Is his campaign desperate or what?
    It’s not going to work.

    via Doug [email protected]
    http://www.soopermexican.com/2012/10/28/how-conservatives-on-twitter-forced-obama-to-face-the-benghazi-debacle/

  • http://gatewaypundit pamlinson

    “What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,”

    That’s accepting responsibility???

  • T-bone

    There were many key people, mil and cil, involved at many levels. Drag them all out and put them under oath like the first 911. The truth will be out and it won’t matter whether 0 wins or not. He’s toast.

  • Limousine Barry

    Let me be clear! One, I take ultimate responsibly for all of TyPoGraPhiCal errors that my keyboard makes!

    Two, if there is a breakdown in communications I will blame it on he/she or it!

    And three, I will bring those typing errors to justice! Good day.

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  • chuck in st paul

    This is just more semantics from the BSer in Chief. He put out the official line that he did not forbid the military from going in to rescue those folks. But what he actually did was WITHHOLD PERMISSION to go in. To invade a foreign country takes direct permission from the top and he did not give it. Instead he went to bed to be rested for his fund raiser.

    But then why would you expect him to treat an ambassador any different that he treats his family?

  • Prove that you’re taking responsibility zippy, and resign!

  • Robert

    Obama is trying to have it both ways. He is supposedly “ultimately” accepting responsibility while preparing to fix blame on others. There is no “ultimately as commander in chief” to it.

    “if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable” next week.

  • donh

    This is the same man who says ” I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER ” ” FREE MARKET CAPITALISM IS EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF…REPUBLICANS WANT AN ECONOMY WHERE YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN…….I BELIEVE WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER…EVERYONE DESERVES A FAIR SHOT ” ….So just who is your brother Mr President ? …It looks like you were the keeper of the Libyan terrorists shooting at our troops…You had THEIR back….You saved your muslim brothers from getting killed.

  • Robert

    Should be

    “there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable” next week.

  • Granny

    #21 October 28, 2012 at 9:02 am
    squeaky commented:

    there’s taking responsibility because you’re in charge [as in responsibility for what underlings do] and then there’s taking responsibility because you sat on your hands and dithered. which is it?
    ______

    From the sounds of things that are coming out – 2 drones and an AC130 overhead, troops an hour away on the tarmac waiting to go, the head of AFRICOM fired – you are omitting the third and apparently most correct possibility: Obama actively shut down all attempts to help our people trapped in Benghazi.

  • Linda

    This attack lasted a little over 6 hours…

    Obama when you and everybody else NOTICED NO HELP WAS COMING IN…

    SEVERAL CALLS COULD OF BEEN MADE IN JUST ONE MINUTE…WHY DID YOU STILL DO NOTHING…OBAMA?????

  • snewb

    Weasel words. Like when when someone says “I’m sorry if I offended anyone” rather than saying “I’m sorry for what I did. It was wrong and I should face the consequences.” Resign!

  • Walt

    Ultimately,I am responsible for devouring my victims-Jeffery Dahmer

  • The zipster will round up the usual suspects! Let the fingerpointing begin…er, resume…whatevs! When will be treated to the inane musings of Diane Valencen and Dave in NYC. It’s getting harder and harder to defend oblameless. Hey Diane, did you see that preznit not optimal threw the LGBTAIlmnop crowd under the bus right after he took their money and endorsements.

    Already voted here in Florida!

  • Swanman823

    Petraeus knows everything that happened. The CIA’s statement that they didn’t tell anybody to stand down was a direct contradiction to obama’s lies. Petraeus needs to resign in protest and tell all before the election. He needs to be the Elliot Richardson of our time.

    If this is all true, and I believe that it is, America and democracy is dead. The entire MSM and the entire US Government is covering up murder to get obama re-elected. It’s hard to wrap my head around that.

  • obamas watergate!

    There was a REASON why he wanted them GONE! He and Jarrett never expected that two AMERICANS would forge ahead and save others! Never did they expect this–
    as they begged and pleaded for help AS HE WATCHED. Then he LIED to the global world through the UN on TV to the world, now we know why he recieved a NOBEL Prize (sic) his promise to bring America down..he lied to the families, they ALL lied to the press, to Americans! The video then went on & on and Clinton, RICE, Carney Jarrett ALL of them! They got caught! Why did he want Stevens gone? Why? So many Islamists terrorists have visited the white house why?? why?? Who owns NBC, ABC, the left media? Could it be the Islamists who are control. He started a WAR in libya went around Congress, he put troops on the ground..was this a front? This is a 100x worse than watergate! What a liar in Chief. Whistle blowers will step forward. He is a TRAITOR along with his staff. They all participated in this slaugter. Anyone who supports this traitor is a traitor to America. He has nerve to show his face on TV-that’s even sicker.

  • snewb

    I recall when Hillary said “I am ultimately responsible for all our embassies” and Obama Sep 12 said “I condemn all acts of terror.” Subtle way of speaking in generalities to avoid admission of the truth.

  • [email protected]

    So, what he’s really saying is is that Fox News and their sources are getting close to the real truth and he wants to tamp the story down before his media firewall breaks down.

    He’s still failing to admit that he refused to allow our assets to go in when requested by their commanders. “If there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job…..” actually means “I’m still not admitting that I overtly declined to order defensive action. I’m going to try to go with, Nobody asked, nobody explained the real situation to me, nobody advised me on what was possible, etc..”

    Now, when is somebody with the resources to explore this going to ask “Why?” There’s more to this than that obathturd is a pussy and a muzzie-appeaser. What about all those White House visits by upper-echelon Islamofascists in the months preceding this? What about the other actions against our embassies in recent months? What about Morsi’s vow to free the blind sheik?

  • [email protected]

    #43 well said.

    It’s time for Gen. Petraeus to step up and be his old self.

    Besides….heh…..what a great chance for him to get back at Hillary for her nasty “suspend disbelief” snark during the congressional hearings on the surge.

  • [email protected]

    #38 – Correct. Now, the question is, “Why?” What was supposed to happen? What was really supposed to go down?

    Was this supposed to be a kidnapping instead of a slaughter? Was the ambassador supposed to be traded for the blind sheik? Or was it supposed to be obathturd’s gesture of homage to mohammad in case he’s not re-elected, the homage being to deliberately allow the humiliation of the infidels in the eyes of the world and depict the Islamacists as masters of the world so other countries and peoples will toe the line?

  • Druid

    “Ultimately as commander-in-chief I am responsible and I don’t shy away from that responsibility”

    Wormtongue – it is not “ultimately” your responsibility!

    As POTUS it DIRECTLY your personal responsibility to authorize initiation of military force in foreign countries.

  • rich ear

    It is time to put this misery out of our lives!!!!!! Impeach and arrest this imposter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • [email protected]

    Or was the ambassador going to blow the whistle on obathturd for funneling arms to Syria?

    Why the story about the video? Well, the one thing that story would accomplish, if believed, is that it would make the entire incident appear spontaneous rather than planned. But it is a lie.

    Why would the appearance of spontaneity be so important to them?

    WHAT WAS THIS REALLY ABOUT? Homage to Allah? Freeing the blind sheik? Arms to Syria?

    Obathturd went out of his way to make sure that attack went down and that Americans were left helpless. WHY??

  • Walt

    If Petraeus spoke out,the media would really have to cover this. That would put the final nail in Bathhouse Boy’s coffin.

  • Katielee

    That’s correct, Obama. You are ultimately responsible, and should be held responsible.
    But nice double speak…. I’m ultimately responsible, but you’re frantically looking for someone to blame in the ‘Breakdown of communications’ .

  • Alvin

    We will hold him accountable, on Nov 6

  • Jon Neufeld

    Why is he finally taking responsibility for the massacre and coverup?

    The simple answer is that he’s not. He is taking responsibility for holding someone else accountable. That’s ‘Obama style’.

  • jenny

    Obama’s words are meaningless to me. I want to see documented proof of what transpired before during and after Benghazi.

  • microcosme

    Two people have supposedly “taken responsibility” for this crap: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Neither has experienced a single negative consequence as a result of “taking responsibility”. Their words are simply drivel!

  • Liberty

    We hold that sorry excuse for a president accountable! Time to vote him out before he causes more deaths has he has done in Benghzai and with Fast and Furious!

  • Mad Hatter

    He’s covering his skinny rear.

    Obama is setting up a story line that he ordered assistance for the U.S. Consulate, and that after further investigation, someone down the chain didn’t follow his orders, therefore, Obama did what he had to do, but it was because of someone else not following orders, that the Americans didn’t receive their help.

    Obama is a Sociopath. Common traits of a Sociopath is;

    Glibness and Superficial Charm

    Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

    Grandiose Sense of Self. Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”

    Pathological Lying. Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

    Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt. A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

    Shallow Emotions. When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

    I thought I would never live to see the day we have a Sociopath as a President.

  • Amash

    This clown believes if he claims to take responsibility, we’ll all just think ok, well it’s over. Move along.
    I suspect it hasn’t really even begun yet. He allowed 4 Americans to die. Why?

    His election? His Muslims? His leading from behind?More like not at all.

    He’s a Liar and a coward and possibly worse than that. Losing the election is not punishment enough for this worthless ….

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  • MKS

    “Responsible” means “able to respond”. So, why is the administration not responding to questions from reporters? Is the administration able to respond, but not willing to respond?

    When asked questions of this magnitude, it seems that there are 3 possible options: (1) irresponsible and unable to respond, (2) unwilling to respond, or (3) responding.

    Option (3) does not seem to be happening.

  • Rachel

    And when everyone finds out (as we already suspect) that it was YOU who didn’t do your job and let those men die needlessly….will YOU be held accountable, Obama, you useless pile of dung?

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  • flash

    Panetta said they couldn’t send help because the firefight was “still evolving”. Don’t all firefights ‘evolve’ until all on one side are dead? After the ‘evolving’ stops, there is no need to send help. This is the Secretary of Defense? God help America and all of our brave servicemen.

  • flash

    After the election President Romney should appoint Obama as Ambassador to Libia in Ben gazi.

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