Investors Business Daily has an editorial about how the order to stand down wasn’t given by any elected official in the chain of command, but by a civilian advisor to the President; namely, Valerie Jarrett.
The omnipresent power behind the throne some have called the president’s Rasputin had the power to call off three strikes against Osama bin Laden. She may have used that power again the night four Americans died in Benghazi.
The Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, came while America failed to mount a rescue mission despite sufficient time and assets. Included in that disaster were the unaccounted whereabouts of President Obama during eight critical hours, the lack of Situation Room photos, the failure by the president to follow up with subordinates before his trip to Las Vegas and the fabricated story that the whole thing was prompted by an Internet video.
Dr. Charles Krauthammer says that what we know about the Benghazi scandal is the tip of the iceberg.