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State of the Union’s passage about protecting us abroad was insulting

Updated: March 17, 2013 6:09PM

State of the Union’s passage about protecting us abroad was insulting

In Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night, he stated, “As long as I’m commander-in-chief, we will do whatever we must to protect those who serve their country abroad, and we will maintain the best military the world has ever known.”

Whatever we must? As Guy Benson at put it: “It is simply astounding to hear this president boast about his commitment to “do whatever we must” to protect and defend “those who serve their country abroad.”

Just six months ago, our diplomats in Benghazi were attacked and murdered by terrorists on 9/11. The battle at two U.S. compounds lasted nearly eight hours, during time which no, none, zero, zilch, nada, resources were deployed to rescue our besieged personnel. The attack came on the heels of multiple requests for increased security in Libya (and Benghazi specifically), which were inexplicably denied. We still do not know why they were rebuffed, nor do we know what the president was doing during the prolonged battle. We do know that he wasn’t actively engaged in his commander-in-chief duties while these Americans’ lives were in grave danger, and they died.

Given the slaughter at the consulate and the administration’s subsequent stonewalling, this passage in the speech was actually insulting. In fact, this whole Obama administration is insulting.

Jeff Neufeld


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