Report: No Obama Gutsy Call in Benghazi
After President Obama made the right move to authorize the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, the left went apoplectic with smugness. “Gutsy Call” trended on Twitter. The phrase became a stand-in for Obama’s disastrous foreign policy. This, the meme went, was Obama’s foreign policy – he was a guy who made “gutsy calls.”
Now, the truth of the matter is that every American president – without exception, including Jimmy Carter – would have made the call to get Bin Laden. But when it came to a situation requiring a true gutsy call – authorizing American military forces to enter Libya to save our ambassador in Benghazi – President Obama voted present.
According to sources on the ground in Benghazi during the terrorist attack of September 11, Americans at the CIA annex in the region requested military back-up urgently. The request was denied by US officials. The Americans then asked twice for authorization to go help the ambassador. They were denied, twice.