Steyn piles on

We also learned that, in those first moments of the attack, a request for military back-up was made by U.S. staff on the ground but was denied by Washington. It had planes and Special Forces less than 500 miles away in southern Italy – or about the same distance as Washington to Boston. They could have been there in less than two hours. Yet the commander-in-chief declined to give the order. So Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods fought all night against overwhelming odds, and died on a rooftop in a benighted jihadist hell hole while Obama retired early to rest up before his big Vegas campaign stop. “Within minutes of the first bullet being fired, the White House knew these heroes would be slaughtered if immediate air support was denied,” said Ty Woods’ father, Charles. “In less than an hour, the perimeters could have been secured, and American lives could have been saved. After seven hours fighting numerically superior forces, my son’s life was sacrificed because of the White House’s decision.” mark steyn, orange county register

No one does outrage more effectively than Mark.

It is becoming clear that it was the White House’s inaction which killed the Ambassador and his protection unit in Benghazi. And, sooner rather than later, it is going to hit the election with more force than hurricane Sandy.

People are killed on every President’s watch. Part of the job. But it is never part of the job to let them be killed when there is something, anything, which can be done to save them. The Big “0” didn’t lift a finger. In fact, it appears he told the assets to “stand down”.

Which is despicable and the very reason he should be fired.

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