This week Leon Panetta testified to something pretty unbelievable–even for persistent critics of the president. The defense secretary said under oath that on September 11 the president heard one report, at about 5:00 p.m., about the attack on Benghazi. He told his staff something to the effect of “Do what you can” and was not heard from again.
So while Chris Stevens and three others were calling for help that would never be sent, Mr. Obama neither asked for nor received any advice or updates, gave no orders–in short, did nothing. He didn’t even stick around to watch.
Can you imagine a president expressing so little concern for his people in harm’s way? Well, we have one. I don’t know whether his actions constitute an impeachable offense, but they certainly demonstrate an appalling lack of character and presidential leadership. And this doesn’t even include the administration’s refusal to make the consulate secure before or its lies after the slaughter.
And the American people voted for him … twice.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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