So, it looks like the buck stops at Panetta? Not sure I can buy that. However, Panetta will be gone now ... and all this will be forgotten by 2016.
Panetta said that Obama left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under seize, "up to us."In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Panetta said that, save their 5 o'clock prescheduled meeting with the president the day of September 11, Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that day. There were no calls about the what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.