Harry Truman famously had a sign on his desk that said "the buck stops here". Obama should have one that says "the buck stops..."with arrows pointing in every direction but toward him.
The first rule of leadership is that you are responsible for the good and the bad. A true leader humbly passes the credit to those who work for him and accepts the blame when things go wrong. Unfortunately we have Obama so that ain't happening. The man gladly took credit for killing bin-Laden when he was half a world away but is still blaming Bush for everything that is wrong.
The Libyan terror attack that resulted in the death of the first ambassador killed on duty since 1979 and three others was a serious intel disaster. It may have been the fault of the CIA, DIA, NSA or any other alphabet agency but ultimately it was Obama's fault. So what do you think he did? Did he say, yes, this was an act of terror on a day we should have been prepared and I take full responsibility? Silly you, of course not, he got one of his underlings to take the rap.
This blog and many others knew that it was a terror attack right away but to admit that would mean Obama would take a hit on the whole lame "I killed bin-Laden and I'm the baddest mother on the planet because I got bin-Laden" edifice they built so the administration obfuscated and said it was a mob that got out of control. Anyone with any military knowledge laughed. Our fearless leader even sent his UN Ambassador out to the morning shows well after it was clear to parrot those talking points.
So now that that ridiculous story has been proven to be a lie, Obama needs someone--anyone to take the rap as long as it's not him. Enter the Director of National Intelligence groveling:
“In the immediate aftermath (of the assault), there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy in Cairo,” spokesman Sean Turner said in the statement. “We provided that initial assessment to executive branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly.”Let's play a game and pretend this is true. We're supposed to believe that the lead intelligence expert in the nation would actually say to the President that it was a mob that formed up and used finely sighted mortars to attack the ambassador in a secret safe-house and used direct and indirect fire to assault the house?
If that's the case, Obama appointed the worst DNI in history and should lose his job for it along with the DNI.
This is an out and out lie and it should be the turning point of the election if--and it's a big if--Romney hits him on it. It occurred on 9/11 and we know that al-Qaeda loves important dates. I have no intel background and I saw it right away.
We need a leader who cares about the country and his people. Obama cares about no one but Obama and it's led us to the abyss. It was also a pussy move to release this on a Friday when it will be glossed over.