The PJ Tatler

Obama Skipped his Daily Intel Briefing the Day After the MidEast Attacks

What did you expect, that he would cram doing his job in between a photo op and a Vegas fundraiser? The man has a campaign to run, he doesn’t have time to figure out what’s what and who’s who over there on the Arab street. Cut the man some slack.

According to the public schedule of the president, the last time the Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting was Sept. 5 — a week before Islamist radicals stormed our embassy in Cairo and terrorists killed our ambassador to Tripoli. The president was scheduled to hold the intelligence meeting at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, the day after the attacks, but it was canceled so that he could comfort grieving employees at the State Department — as well he should. But instead of rescheduling the intelligence briefing for later in the day, Obama apparently chose to skip it altogether and attend a Las Vegas fundraiser for his re-election campaign. One day after a terrorist attack.

We now know that the attack in Egypt was a planned gambit to get the mastermind of the 1993 WTC attack released. That’s a certainty, as Ray Ibrahim posted here at the Tatler on Monday. We also know that the consulate in Libya was unprotected. No Marine guard, because it was deemed an “interim” facility even though Benghazi is a hotbed of al Qaeda activity.

Had Obama been on task on the job he’s working so hard to keep, but not actually perform, he might have put things together and beefed up security at embassies and consulates throughout the region.

But he didn’t. Vegas just couldn’t wait.