Part 1 of Glenn's monologue is above. Part 2 is at the bottom of this page.
Tonight on his TV show, Glenn examined all the evidence that has emerged from the attacks on the Libyan embassy in Benghazi that left four Americans dead. While some in the media are happy to report the pieces as they emerge, no one is stepping back to take a look at the big picture to see what it all means: The President and his administration knew what was going on during the attacks, they knew who was responsible, they didn't send in the aid or take the security measures needed to stop it. Glenn believes it has also become clear that the White House is covering up the real reason that Stevens was in Libya. And worst of all: President Barack Obama and his team are lying to the American people about all of it.
In recent history, there have been three major scandals from sitting Presidents: Nixon/Watergate, Reagan/Iran-Contra, and Clinton/Lewinsky. In most of those cases, especially Nixon and Clinton, the argument could be made that critics were simply playing politics. And while no one was killed as a result, they undeniably broke the trust of the American people.
Glenn believes that a similar scandal is unfolding today. President Barack Obama is lying to the American people on several issues. Some of them may appear small, like on Romney’s record on the auto-bailout, but others are far, far worse. In fact, Glenn believes that President Obama and his administration is covering the truth behind the murder of Libyan Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans by radical jihadists.
“The Romney Op-Ed claim demonstrates his unrepentant ability to lie,” Glenn said. “The President has lied about the attack that killed a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans. And if we can’t get him to tell us the simple truth at the very beginning then there is something wrong, and at the very best it is just a very deep callousness that I don't think I’ve ever seen before from a sitting President. This man is putting American lives in danger and he doesn't even seem to care about the consequence of his own actions. He doesn’t care about the lies that he’s telling,” Glenn said.
While Glenn has never believed the official story from the White House on the Libya story, things keep getting worse. Last night, a series of e-mail reveal that the White House was told that the embassy in Benghazi was attacked by al Qaeda-linked radicals two hours after the attack began. The information conflicts with the instances when senior White House officials placed the blame for the attacks and the deaths on an anti-Islamic YouTube video.
White House and State Department officials were informed just two hours after the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11 began that a radical Islamic militant group had claimed responsibility, according to official emails obtained by Reuters.
The emails, reportedly put out by the State Department, specifically mention that the Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia had taken credit for the attack almost immediately and called for additional terrorist acts.
The correspondence provides a glimpse into how U.S. diplomats described the fiery assault, as it was happening, to officials in Washington, D.C.
Glenn could not understand why the White House stuck to the YoutTube excuse for the attacks, nor did he know why a Quick Response Force was not deployed from our base in Sicily to help the attacked Americans. He also didn’t understand why Stevens was in Libya to begin with if it was so volatile.
Glenn also reviewed the timeline for the attacks, showing the ample time the military had to not only help once the attack began but to know better than to send the ambassador over there to begin with.
Glenn said that mounting evidence supports a theory he presented on September 17th: That the United States and Ambassador Stevens were providing weaponry to the Libyan rebels to overthrow Ghadaffi. Those guns then fell into the hands of the same radicals who launched the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi.
Glenn said there are too many unanswered questions emerging as we get further and further away from the attacks in Libya. Why was Stevens in Libya? Why was he not helped by American troops? Where was President Obama when the attacks were happening? Was he given the e-mails reporting on the attacks? If not, why? Why did the administration continue to push the YouTube story? Why was Hillary the one to take the fall for the attacks? Why has an Islamist sympathizer tied to Iran and CAIR appointed to investigate the Libyan situation? And where is the press holding President Obama accountable?
“I started the show today from the Oval Office because you have to know if you’re President is a crook. You have to know what our President is up to,” Glenn said.
“Obama is not telling you the truth on these terrorist attacks yet he continues to look you in the eye and say ‘Trust me. I’m your president. Trust me’ and he does it in the same cold calculating way Bill Clinton did it and Nixon did it. I’m sorry America but your President is a liar and this time it is different. It is not about politics, it is not about a personal relationship. This is about your children’s security. No way around this one. Whether you think its important about him lying on the campaign trail or when it ends with four Americans dead and a nightmare to follow there is no way around it. The President of the United States is telling callous, cold, and calculated lies.”