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.

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