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LIBYA: Who’s in charge anyway?

Letter by William J. Schwehm, Lakewood on Oct. 19, 2012 at 10:24 am with No Comments »
October 19, 2012 10:24 am

As the Libyan story continues to make news, it brings to mind a question,”Who’s in charge?” The president and the vice president claim they knew nothing of the danger that our consulate in Libya faced prior to the attack on that facility. It is incomprehensible that the two top leaders of the country did not know what was taking place in the State Department or the intelligence service.

As a commander in the Air Force, I was expected to be aware of every aspect of my command. There were no excuses and certainly no passing of any blame to a subordinate. If the commanders in our services are held responsible for their units, it seems that the commander in chief should likewise be held responsible for all aspects of the office in which he has been placed.

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