Chris Matthews is normally an apologist for President Obama, no matter how badly he performs, but in a segment over the attack in Benghazi, he forget the tingle in his leg and spoke directly from his heart and it was truly amazing. His guests were Brandon Webb, a former Navy Seal and Jay Newton-Small. a reporter for Time, who tried to make excuses for the Obama administration but Matthews stopped her short and caused her to backtrack.
“The president is the best security agency, people are sitting in the White House 24/7, there are officers on deck, they are getting an instantaneous report on what’s happening there. What were they looking at in forms of assets that could have been sent? Where was the U.S. Calvary, to use an American image. Where were the people that could’ve come or tried to get there within how many hours it took to save the lives of the people still living? Where were they and why weren’t they called to do it? I’m going to ask that question until I get an answer.”
Webb said that Panetta, the Secretary of Defense , shared in the blame and began to explain, when Matthews cut him short.
“That’s what I’m impressed by, then you hear about the guys who got in there, grabbed their uniform, grabbed their weapons, got on a plane and they were stopped en route. I mean, that’s unbelievable! People who were like volunteer fire department racing to save their colleagues, and what happened to them?”
Matthews then called Benghazi “a hot opportunity for the Republicans." before he continued his demands for an explanation.
“My interest is on facts, and the questions I have about this are what was the State Department’s role in real-time, not beforehand, but at the time of the attack in defending the lives of their people, especially the U.S. ambassador, who was a friend, a friend of the Secretary of State’s, Hillary Clinton? What was their actions, what was the tick-tock? What did they do when they got the warning of the attack?”
TIME’s Jay Newton-Small, then made the mistake of trying to excuse the White House's behavoir, by claiming after the first wave, they though the attack was over, which seemed to annoy Matthews, who pointed out the attacks lasted 7 hours. Newton-Small was taken aback and conceded that Hillary would have to answer for the lack of action.
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