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Obama Could Be Impeached For Ignoring Benghazi Terrorist Attack? [Op-Ed]

Obama Could Be Impeached For Ignoring Benghazi Terrorist Attack [Op-Ed]

Commentary | Based upon General Petraeus testifying that the CIA knew the Benghazi consulate attack was in fact known to be a terrorist attack from the beginning, Republicans have already started claiming that the Obama administration was purposefully lying and attempting to cover up the situation for political reasons before the November elections.

This new revelation about the Benghazi attacks by Petraeus comes amid allegations that Obama himself watched the Benghazi attack in real-time. The fathers of the slain NAVY Seals have repeatedly called for an investigation into why their sons died. Various sources allege that despite three urgent requests from the CIA annex, no military backup was sent by Obama for the besieged personnel of the Consulate. Other unconfirmed allegations include that Obama ordered an AC-130U gunship to stand down and that Obama chose to go to bed early in order to be ready for his Las Vegas fundraiser the next day.

I spoke to a retired military officer who has experience with military law, specifically the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). My source will remain unnamed in order to protect his identity. This retired military officer believes that articles of impeachment may possibly be served against President Obama if these allegations are proven to be true. The reasons for impeachments are treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors. And Congress can define what “high crimes or misdemeanors” means.

By definition, an impeachment is a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which, depending on the country, may include the removal of that official from office as well as criminal or civil punishment. A commander-in-chief can be indited for watching troops die, while having the capability do prevent those actions, but then purposefully taking no action.

But Congress has to be the one to call for impeachment. That can be done if in fact Obama watched the troops die and did nothing about it due to political reasons. Which, at the time, would be the then-upcoming election because Obama would not want the appearance or perception of being weak on national security at such a critical time. Obama then used his influence to modify reports to the public to contradict what Petraeus reportedly calls a “mountain of evidence” that it was known during the attack that it was a terrorist attack.

The checks and balances with Congress come in that the House of Representatives have sole power of impeachment, but the Senate has the sole power to try impeachments. This is Article 1 of the United States Constitution. The majority of the House of Representatives is Republican, while the majority of the Senate is Democratic. So it’s possible an impeachment might be fought along party lines. A two-thirds vote in the Senate is necessary for a President to be removed from office. There is precedent for this: Andrew Johnson in 1868 was impeached by the House due to violating the newly created Tenure of Office Act, but then acquitted by the Senate. In 1998, President Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice but the Senate rejected the articles sent from the House.

What do you think: does President Obama deserve impeachment for failing to act to prevent the deaths in the Benghazi terrorist attacks? Did the Obama administration purposefully attempt to cover up the mishandling of the situation by covering it up before the November election?

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15 Responses to “Obama Could Be Impeached For Ignoring Benghazi Terrorist Attack? [Op-Ed]”

  1. Sharon Kidwell

    Absolutely he covered this up for political purposes. He allowed 4 men to die and should be charged with MURDER. He does not deserve to be commander of chief and needs to be thrown out!

  2. Kasey Denham

    I completely agree with Sharon! He is considered a murderer in my opinion! He didn't help those men and now there are families grieving for their lose because of him!

  3. Aaron Horsley

    could you imagine the hopelessness those men felt when they repeatedly begged for help from their country but instead were left to die. Mr president may God have mercy on your soul .

  4. Glenda Sabo

    He is the anti-christ……that is how he keeps getting away with everything……..

  5. Marina Portia Coule

    Well I have said this from the beginning he is the ANTICHRIST Now this really confirms my all along feelings, I don't understand why others think he LOVES THIS COUNTRY HE'S SOOOO ANTI AMERICAN, I just hope he doesn't pull something before he gets impeached I'm really scared..

  6. Richard Burden

    Absolutely, Obama is guilty. He let the U.S. embassy be annihilated in order to hide the failure of his "regime-change" policy in Libya, a regime change accomplished by an illegal, unconstitutional war. The shame is on us that we didn't impeach him before Qaddafi was lynched by a mob of Jacobin jihadis in October, 2011!

  7. Dennis Parker

    I'm afraid that the news media will try to cover up for him AGAIN !!! Obama should be impeached and sent back to Kenya. He hates the USA and I feel that intends to do as much damage to it as he can. IMPEACH and remove from office!!!!