My comments in red.
Maybe they dont have to give an order to stand down. I"m not Military, but maybe the DEFAULT rule of engagement was, "You guys move on our order,, and not 1 second sooner"
Ambassador requested extra security BEFORE the attack,, People in charge KNEW in real time, the Embassy was under siege. Maybe there was a "Silent" Stand down..
SO,,,, Your Generals,White House, CIA can easily deny giving orders to stand down.
The buck stops at the President...
He is in a bad situation no matter what happens.. His JOB is to know! If he didnt know untill a very late hour, thats a concern for me,,, If he Did know,,, and this story is true,, And he used a Video as a cover,,,He should be forced out of office right now,,
These are people we elect to carry the resposibility as the Leaders of our country.. They speak for us. Its times like this that they earn their keep.
I agree with RoadKill,, If there was just a Speck of evidence, that the Presidents hands were clean,, and the FOX NEWS of all people were reporting a ficticious story just before an election,,, The PRESIDENT would be all over it,, and drivin the silver stake right through FOX news heart.. Why would the President want to give creedence to a bogus story and address it? It has already been disputed by all the Fed agencies involved! A comprehensive investigation will take place. Only the Fox viewers are clamoring for this and the rest of the journalist world knows Fox is NOT the standard bearer for accuracy!
The silence on the matter,, only makes the President look more guilty.. He can clear all this up by addressing the people,, or Congress.. OR MORE IMPORTANTLY the Families of the dead.. Its just that simple.. No, it actually makes him look Presidential by not stooping to such accusations.
Which brings uo the point that smillerdvm brought up. Where was the outrage when all the intellegence prior to the attack on 9/11 was ignored by the Bush Administration?
Oh, I get it! Bush is a Repub and Obama is a Dem. Here is a clue, the mess we are in was created by both parties.
We need to really start thinking who we decide to give this job to.. I've already decided and it won't be Obamney!
Mt negative ways of looking at things is, I dont believe that the folks that could really be good at it, dont want anything to do with it.. They are happy in the private sector,, doing just fine for a Ton more money...