October 12, 2012
DON’T BLAME US, BLAME HILLARY: White House: Obama and Biden were never aware of requests for more Benghazi security.
Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a top White House official told The Cable.
Biden has come under fire for saying at Thursday night’s debate, “We weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there.”
The Cable asked Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes whether Biden was speaking for the entire Obama administration, including the State Department, which acknowledged receiving multiple requests for more Libya security in the months before the attacks. Rhodes said that Biden speaks only for himself and the president and neither of them knew about the requests at the time.
It’s clowns all the way down.
UPDATE: Reader Jeff Johnson writes: “Maybe if Obama would have attended more Intelligence Briefings he would have known about the security requests. I guess those requests never made it to his iPad.”
MORE: White House Throws Hillary Under The 2012 Bus. “The widening breach between Clinton and the team of Obama and Biden comes as the president is being outpolled by Gov. Mitt Romney. Both Biden and Clinton would likely be front-runners to compete for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016, should they decide to run.”