It has been ten months since the terrorist attack in Benghazi, which left four brave Americans dead and others critically wounded. One of those wounded survivors is speaking out for the first time.
His name is David Ubben and he was a Diplomatic Security agent. He remains at Walter Reed Medical Center to this day, recovering from wounds he incurred on the night of September 11, 2012. The man is a hero, who fought along side the Navy SEALs who were killed that night and risked his own life going back into the consulate under siege to recover the body of Sean Smith. According to the report from Fox News, Ubben defended the CIA annex along side Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. He sat on the rooftop during the second wave of attacks as they were showered with mortar rounds, which killed Woods and Doherty and destroyed Ubben's right leg. Fox News reported this morning that Ubben then waited 20 hours for medical help.
This is just sick. Our men and women deserve better than this. This hero waited for 20 hours for someone from his country to rescue him. This is beyond outrageous. It's also outrageous that this terrorist attack has apparently landed on president Obama's “phony” list. As Republicans dig to find out exactly what happened that night, our president is busy trying to convince the American people this is all just a bunch of phony distractions.
Who gave the stand-down order that night, when help could have saved people like David Ubben? We don't know, and yet if we ask, apparently we are engaged in a partisan witch-hunt over phony scandals.
I'll bet that David Ubben will not forget where he was the night of September 11, 2012. Where was the president of the United States? We still don't know.
Who concocted this ridiculous story of a YouTube video, denying the American people, the victim's families and Benghazi survivors of the truth? We still don't know.
Why haven't any of the identified perpetrators been brought to justice? Back in October Obama told us, “My biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a commitment I'll always keep.” I guess we can chalk that one up to yet another Obama lie. If it were a priority, we would have more answer by now and we would be closer to justice, rather than where we currently stand which is amongst stone-walling and name-calling by this administration.