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    Misplaced Indignation


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     k3vsDad told me, 'While I agree that if anyone is to blame, as the President said, it is him. The failure around the Benghazi affair needs resolution, closure and answers. We do not need more deflection, but more clarity. Hopefully the renewed congressional hearings in both chambers will find those answers.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    During  today's press conference, the first since March, President Barack Obama  seemed to become indignant if not visibly angry that a reporter would  dare question why UN Ambassador Susan Rice was put out to talk about the  tragedy of Benghazi, which resulted in the murder of 4 Americans. The  President bristled that 2 US Senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham,  would question the Ambassador's role in responding to the Benghazi  issue.

    The President's indignation is misplaced.

    If  the President is indignant it should be that neither he nor his  Administration has been upfront and forthcoming about the apparent  intelligence and security failure that led up to the fatal event of  September 11, 2012. The President continues to deflect and not provide  answers about this terrorist attack.

    The  President said that Rice had nothing to do with Benghazi and  questioning her was not right. If Rice had nothing to do with Benghazi,  then why did the President send her out on 5 Sunday news talk shows to  talk about the attack and insinuate that rather than it being a  terrorist act try and shift the blame to protests over an innocuous and  poorly done anti-Islam film?

    Mr.  President, you are the one who put Rice out there as your spokesperson.  You cannot now be upset that as facts have slowly emerged that Rice  speaking on the behalf of your Administration on Benghazi misled the  American people.

    If  you are indignant, be indignant with yourself for sending Rice out when  you, according to what you said during the Presidential Debates, knew  the day after that it was a terrorist attack. You claimed during that  2nd debate that you said as much in your Rose Garden address to the  nation.

    There  are real questions of intelligence failure and real questions about the  lack of response to pleas the night of the attack from CIA operatives  on the scene for help.

    Senate  Intelligence Chairwoman Diane Feinstein sees the importance of finding  out what went wrong and how to minimize this from happening again in the  future enough to seek and get your former CIA Director General David  Petraeus to come before her committee to answer questions. Feinstein has  made it clear that Benghazi raises real questions about national  security and the safety of our diplomatic missions.

    As I said your indignation is misplaced.

    From  the Cornfield, both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees must  pursue and seek the answers for the good of the nation about what lead  up to, what happened and the circumstances during and after the Benghazi  attack.

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