Ah, all major events like those I mentioned are in the CIA's daily briefing of while Obama has missed 60% of. Bush seldom missed a briefing.<quoted text>
Do you know how ridiculous all of your post is? You really think Obama schedules guards for embassies abroad? Or even Sec Clinton? Do you really think that the president and the sec of state are concerned with embassy security , right down to deciding which one needs protection and the degree of protection? Don't you know that the State Dept has a division that looks after these things and that this kind of decision on who gets what protection and at what level is taken by middle-level management? Are you even serious or is it this obsession of finding every conceivable fault with Obama?
SCENARIO, as I know you love those :
"Mr. President, phone call for you from Foggy Bottom"
President : "Put him on"
"Mr President, this is Charles, senior clerk state dept security. How many guards and marines should we assign in
President : "Thanks for calling , Chuck, hmm, slow day today, I'd say, hmm, local guards should suffice. Oh, and about our Paris embassy, yes, tell the duty marine sergeant he can have the afternoon off so he can take his daughter to the dentist. Give him my best".
Bush would read the briefing at breakfast, then attend the 30 minute briefing and then for another 30 or so minutes discuss the minutes of the meetings with his staff. Compared to Bush, Obama has been AWOL and out playing golf!
Oh, there were no Marines in any embassy in Libya until AFTER the Terrorist attack. And there were no armed American guards either. They relied solely on the Libyan guards who took off as soon as the shooting started.