William Kristol, in the Weekly Standard, has published ten questions for Mr. Obama regarding Benghazi
. I believe all of us are entitled to have these questions answered. To that end, I would like to suggest that as many of us as possible start sending these questions to the White House and to White House operatives as often as possible. I've already sent them to the White House via the whitehouse.gov contact form
The message I sent was:
Mr. President, I have been following the crisis in Benghazi with mounting dismay. I would like you to start owning up to your own role in that sorry affair and to start being honest and truthful with us Americans. To that end, I would like an answer - a truthful answer - to the following:
1) To whom did you give the first of your "three very clear directives"—that is, "make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to?"
2) How did you transmit this directive to the military and other agencies?
3) During the time when Americans were under attack, did you convene a formal or informal meeting of his national security council? Did the president go to the situation room?
4) During this time, with which members of the national security team did you speak directly?
5) Did you speak by phone or teleconference with the combatant commanders who would have sent assistance to the men under attack?
6) Did you speak with CIA director David Petraeus?
7) Were you made aware of the repeated requests for assistance from the men under attack? When and by whom?
8) Did you issue any directives in response to these requests?
9) Did you refuse to authorize an armed drone strike on the attackers?
10) Did you refuse to authorize a AC-130 or MC-130 to enter Libyan airspace during the attack?
I'm also going to try and find some email addresses to use. I would encourage anyone else who's like-minded to at least copy and paste this note into the White House contact form and send it in.