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Monday, October 29, 2012

Obama spent an hour on the phone with Bibi while the Benghazi terror attack was going on

I hadn't realized that the two events happened the same night.

Bill Kristol reports that President Obama was on the phone with Prime Minister Netanyahu for about an hour during the Benghazi terror attack (Hat Tip: Sunlight).
But we do know one thing the president found time to do that evening: He placed a call to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to defuse a controversy about President Obama's refusal to meet with Netanyahu two weeks later at the U.N. General Assembly, and, according to the White House announcement that evening, spent an hour on the phone with him:


While Americans were under assault in Benghazi, the president found time for a non-urgent, politically useful, hour-long call to Prime Minister Netanyahu. And his senior national staff had to find time to arrange the call, brief the president for the call, monitor it, and provide an immediate read-out to the media. I suspect Prime Minister Netanyahu, of all people, would have understood the need to postpone or shorten the phone call if he were told that Americans were under attack as the president chatted. But for President Obama, a politically useful telephone call—and the ability to have his aides rush out and tell the media about that phone call—came first.

Read the whole thing. Just typical Obama, isn't it?

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At 12:25 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

The media will now blame Netanyahu for pressuring Obama into making the call and being unavailable to stop the murder. It was clearly a deliberate ploy, to single out his -Obama's- most hated head of state, to call and thereby deflect blame!


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