A lot of people gave Bush a lot of problems about these 7 minutes. I assume a lot of that criticism came from the same people who don't see any problem with Obama saying he basically wasn't even there. That he needs to have an "investigation" to figure out what went wrong because he really doesn't know what happened.
Just so people understand, embassies are American soil and an ambassador is a 4 star general. *Any* attack on American soil goes right up to the top, just like you see happen here with Bush. I know its not dramatic or like you see in movies, but as you can see during 9/11, no matter where you are or what you are doing as president, the watch command will send the message up the chain until somebody *physically* walks up and delivers the message to the president. Even if they are in the middle of something and the Chief of Staff has to whisper it in the Presidents ear. That happens 24/7/365 unless the president is physically or mentally incapacitated. Anywhere and everywhere.
So this is something to remember as you hear this story about an investigation and who knew what and when. The only thing that makes any sense whatsoever is that Obama ordered a stand-down. But why was that order issued? And now that we know there was a drone there sending footage back to the situation room people were monitoring real time. Where did the excuse about the demonstration resulting from a hateful video come from?
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