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For more now on those stunning.
Efforts are communicating within the administration.
And they very serious.
Lack of understanding.
About how to react to the attacks on been Ghazi.
Our next -- say that the legally correct drone program carried out by Brennan in the Obama administration.
Bears some further examination Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Judith Miller former US ambassador the United Nations John -- both -- news contributors.
Judy let's start with you first.
Let's go to -- -- op IA and viral CDO I have.
Heard very few.
Days of testimony.
Like I heard from Panetta -- like -- heard from general Dempsey today.
It made me got sick to -- US officials speak.
In such a manner with so little art information.
Well so little information that they were willing to -- -- I mean here we are again.
We only have the questions we started out with we're not getting answers or at least not straight answers from the.
I no longer care about what they're willing to -- -- but this is America the American people are entitled to that information.
And the fact that some information they did devolved in the case of Leon Panetta that if they talk -- the president wants wants that general Dempsey was aware of the security risks.
In chose to wait until somebody asked for his help.
Rather than assume responsibility.
As the the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff this is a man leading our leaders meet in uniform -- -- that this is this is got -- There's also a conflict between what the president says he's sad which -- to tell his people when he heard about this do whatever you have to do.
To save our people and the response from the Pentagon you also have this disconnect between who was inch marriage between -- State Department and the Defense Department.
Leon Panetta says that the Pentagon is not 911.
To settle every little problem that needs we dealt with well when your people are in danger.
I think that's more than -- 911 call John -- And serving the United States government is you have to hear.
The secretary of defense trivialize.
Say -- and a need for help.
From the US of master and and and officials of the US government.
And trivialize it is a 911.
And -- Department of Defense can't respond.
How upset were you when he made such a state.
Well I I was beyond upset I was speechless -- that adds so much of what the testimony showed not much of which you played it revealed incompetence.
At the top of the Obama administration.
That's just breathtaking.
The president not concerned with Americans under attack in a dangerous place.
The secretary of state all day long never wants calls the secretary of defense to ask what might be done.
The idea that that the secretary self unaware request for enhanced security the chairman of the joint chiefs is he -- at some point before the 9/11 attacks say can we help you out a little bit.
There's nobody home in this administration when it comes to national security and it's not just.
The failure -- guys and it's the exposing.
Of the risk.
Of American facilities private American citizens our country itself.
Two attacks worldwide these people aren't doing their jobs.
-- Well I think.
The senior people aren't doing their jobs ambassador Stephens was doing his job.
And we now have -- -- a hint that he may have been in trying to negotiate.
Some arms transfers to the Syrians perhaps that's why he was meeting with the Turkish ambassador the last meeting well.
Let let let's let's not suspend critical judgement even for man who's fallen.
-- in the service of this country.
The fact of the matter is he was aware of those security lapses those and in and it is noble in that he would assume those risk for himself.
But he assumed those risks.
For two CIA operatives as well we tried to save his life in the lives of the others trying to flee that radical Islamist terrorist attack.
Much of the responsibility for transpire.
Rests upon what the risk he was willing to accept -- for itself but for those.
Who who -- were who were murdered are those that that I those terrorists.
And an administration that refused to acknowledge for three weeks that it was publicly acknowledged.
That it was a terrorist attack this is -- good team I don't understand and I don't think most of the American people understand.
Unfortunately I don't think most of the American people care very much about well I don't know not only aren't exactly -- that -- we're we're not gonna the American people aren't paid to care.
We -- The government -- -- someone should be representing them so that all they had to care about was the fact that men and and women die in the service of his country.
The game that is being played right now in Washington DC in the national media investor -- your thoughts.
Well I think the media have been entirely negligent for form -- you know end and trying to get these questions secretary of state Clinton got through her two hearings.
And four months without ever answering basic questions I think at least today the armed services committee did a better job.
But but that the the problem here is one of a failure of strategy and competence at the top of the administration it's only gonna get more dangerous over the next four -- -- let's go to Brennan himself.
Do you think that he should be in fact confirmed to believe the CIA.
Well I give great deference to the president's nominee I haven't heard anything yet that this qualifies him other than being a hypocrite and a and that -- and Asia's but that's that's that that's the currency in this administration.
If not the city itself.
Which euros senate today -- that could then.
As opposed to our fair city -- Are going to make a matter comparison but the nation's capital -- I've wandered over a higher standard.
Your thoughts -- are not sure it does after watching today's hearings -- John Brennan I think is the president's choice and barring some revelation that we haven't yet seen.
Yes I think he probably will be confirmed.
-- -- thank you for being here thank you investor -- thank you.