Pres Obama Ignores Benghazi Victim’s Father at SOTU

Sacramento, Calif. – The nation’s leading pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, criticized President Obama’s State of the Union Address for focusing far too much on domestic issues while ignoring a security crisis in the Middle East and still unanswered questions about the terrorist attack in Benghazi 16 months ago. “After more than a year and the release of a scathing investigation by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, President Obama is still yet to hold anyone in his own administration responsible for the numerous security failures and vulnerability that led to the deaths of Ambassador Christ Stevens and three other Americans when terrorists attacked our facility in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.” said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications for Move America Forward. “Not only has the President failed to hold anyone in his own administration responsible, he has also not pursued or apprehended any of the suspects of the attack.”

“The fact that the President failed to even mention Benghazi with the father of one of the slain Navy SEALs was sitting in the audience is a slap in the face.” said Gonzalez, referring to Charles Woods, the father of fallen Navy SEAL Ty Woods, who accompanied Republican Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to the State of the Union Address. “President Obama still has no answers for the families of the fallen, so he ignores them.”

“President Obama also took the opportunity to say ‘give diplomacy a chance’ on Iran. He claimed that his 6 moth deal would stop their nuclear program. While the President tried to sell this to the American public as a new era of rapprochement with an old foe, the truth is that the President’s deal gives Iran numerous benefits of cash and repeal of sanctions with no guarantees that their nuclear weapons program will slow down at all. The Iranians have bragged publicly that Obama’s deal does not stop them from pursuing uranium enrichment.” said Gonzalez. “The President continues to act like his deal makes the world a safer place when in reality it does the opposite. He also threatened to veto any new sanctions passed by Congress, despite the fact that polls show Americans overwhelmingly support sanctions on Iran.” concluded Gonzalez.

A new poll by the The Mellman Group released January 24, 2014 showed growing mistrust of President Obama’s deal with Iran. About 83% of respondents said they do not trust Iran to keep their word and 83% also responded that they favor continued economic sanctions on Iran despite President Obama’s plans to cut back on sanctions.

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