“Some ran to the sound of the guns, while others ran to bed.”
That’s the message former Rep. Allen West and a coalition of conservative groups want Americans to remember as the anniversary approaches of the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi that killed an American ambassador and three members of his staff almost a year ago, on Sept. 11, 2012, in Libya.
The groups are launching a social-media campaign – Remember the Benghazi 4 — that was trending early Friday on Twibbon, and the coalition is asking conservative groups, individual activists, and anyone who cares about getting to the truth of the Benghazi attacks to get involved by visiting www.rememberbenghazi4.com and follow the instructions from there.
The campaign is demanding an accounting from the administration for its neglect of the deteriorating security surrounding the Benghazi facility in the months leading up to the attack; its inability or unwillingness to act while the attack was under way and – most egregiously – covering up its own deadly incompetence with a shifting series of stories designed to protect the political ambitions of a commander-in-chief who failed in the ultimate command responsibility.
“To this day, Congress and the media have failed to hold the Obama administration fully accountable for its failures leading up to, during, and after this deadly assault,” Remember the Benghazi 4 groups stated in a news release.
“The administration’s perpetually changing narrative deserves merciless scrutiny, and President Obama must be held accountable for what he has cynically dismissed as a ‘phony scandal.’”
The scandal isn’t “phony,” no matter what message the administration and its lapdog press is peddling today.
And the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were very real.
Groups involved in helping the campaign include Let Freedom Ring, the Center for Military Readiness, the Center for Security Policy, Veterans for a Strong America, Judicial Watch, Concerned Women for America, Constituting America, Tea Party Patriots, Secure America Now, ACT! for America, Franklin Center’s Citizen Watchdog, the Gatestone Institute, The Conservative Caucus, Special Operations Speaks, Emerging Corruption and Christians for a Sustainable Economy.
Conservative leaders who have pledged their support to the cause include West, Dan Bongino, Laura Ingraham, Hugh Hewitt, Lars Larson, Monica Crowley, Anita MonCrief, Ginni Thomas, Ann Stone, Brad Thor, John McLaughlin and Kevin Freeman.
“As we begin our march to honor the four Americans who lost their lives on 9/11/12 in Benghazi, let us never forget some ran to the sound of guns, while others ran to bed,” West said in a news release.
You know the story: The men who ran to the sound of the guns are buried now. The man responsible for their lives ran to bed – he had to be in Vegas with Jay Z for a fundraiser the next day.
And two months later, America re-elected him president for four more years – a year for each man who died in Benghazi.