Look at the photo ops of the White House situation room with obama directing his agencies at the storm call. obama wants everyone to envision that, that room was empty on the afternoon of 9-11 when the embassy was being attacked in Benghazi. You would have to be a complete Moron to believe that or a democrat, pardon the redundancy.
Vote your conscience, Navy Seals who answered the call to duty from their president when OBL was killed, heard silence from their president when they called for help. obama is not fit to be commander-in-chief.
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THIS WAS GOING ON?
Donald Rumsfeld was Secretary of War Defense between 2001 and 2006,so none of this should be news to him:
June 14, 2002,U.S. consulate in Karachi,Pakistan Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
February 20, 2003,international diplomatic compound in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia Truck bomb kills 17.
February 28, 2003,U.S. consulate in Karachi,Pakistan Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
July 30, 2004,U.S. embassy in Taskkent,Uzbekistan Suicide bomber kills two.
December 6, 2004,U.S. consulate in Jeddah,Saudi Arabia Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed,10 wounded.
March 2, 2006,U.S. consulate in Karachi,Pakistan Suicide car bomber killed four,including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
September 12, 2006,U.S. embassy in Damascus,Syria Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades,automatic weapons,and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.
January 12, 2007,U.S. embassy in Athens,Greece A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
July 9, 2008,U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
March 18, 2008,U.S. embassy in Sana'a,Yemen Mortar attack misses embassy,hits nearby girls' school instead.
September 17, 2008,U.S. embassy in Sana'a,Yemen Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs,rifles,grenades and car bombs. SixYemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.
So did those attacks (and the 9/11 ones, for that matter) happen because of "perceived American weakness"? Is that what Rumsfeld wants to argue—that our country's diplomatic missions were targeted because George Bush's America was perceived as weak?
As for Obama,the attacks in Cairo and Benghazi are the first two attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission in an ostensibly peaceful country during his entire presidency—and they were sparked by that idiot wingnut Islamophobe Terri Jones. The embassy in Afghanistan was targeted by the Taliban last Sept. 13,but that's a country at war.
If you buy Rumsfeld's nonsense,you can tally the numbers to determine which administration was "perceived weaker."