Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o'clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us."<quoted text>
So, you think he never monitored the situation & never received updates through his advisors & staff???
Panetta said he did.
In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House.
Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.
You can see the video of his testimony on this same link.