Obama Dodges Real Questions on Benghazi from Real Reporter
October 26, 2012 - 3:39 pm
In an interview with Denver’s KUSA 9News this afternoon,a reporter with no plans to ever interview President Obama again asked him a line of tough questions. Leading off with “Were requests from Benghazi denied help?” and then moving into questions about the president’s failed greendoggles, Kyle Clark asks one tough question after another. Obama dodges them all and falls back on boilerplate answers. So KUSA calls him out for it in their write-up of the story.
President Barack Obama would not directly address questions from 9NEWS on whether Americans under attack in Libya were denied requests for assistance during the September 11th terror attack.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday that the military did not send immediate help to the consulate in Benghazi because commanders lacked enough information about the ongoing attack to put troops in harm’s way.
President Obama discussed the situation in Libya during a satellite interview Friday afternoon with 9NEWS reporter Kyle Clark, who also asked if it’s fair for Americans to be told to wait until after the election to learn what truly happened in Libya.
“The election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened,” President Obama said. “Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do.”
President Obama was directly asked twice whether pleas for help on the ground in Libya were denied during the attack. Both times, he repeated his standard call for a thorough investigation.
Local media doing reporting that the network hacks won’t do.