This is totally ridiculous!!!!....this Administration is just totally ineffective...IF it takes Obama or Biden to personally be informed of everything before the executive branch can operate then we are in world of hurt....Just another reason why we need a real executive in the office the President...someone who can run an organization and be able to manage effective a complex entity...like Mitt Romney...
My guess is that Biden and Obama probably didn't know because they stopped working at their jobs on Labor Day 2011...since then all they've been doing is attending fundraisers and campaigning...
If they were doing their jobs they would have pressed to get the information on an subject as important as the death of our Ambassador and three other Americans....but Obama had to get to Vegas for a fundraiser...he had to be on Letterman....he had to be on the View...had to be on radio with the Pimp with a Limp.....I'd say his priorities are way screwed up...And as for Biden he has been studying for his debate for weeks...as creepy as he was last night....
And maybe IF Obama actually attended his security briefings on a regular basis he would know what the hell is going on!!!!
White House moves to insulate Biden, Obama on Libya security question
Published October 12, 2012 FoxNews.com
The White House scrambled Friday to explain Vice President Biden's confusing statement that "we weren't told" of requests for more diplomatic security in Libya, claiming he was referring only to "himself" and President Obama.
Biden, during Thursday's debate, had made the controversial statement in response to criticism from Paul Ryan about the protection of diplomatic posts in Libya in the run-up to the Sept. 11 terror attack.
Moderator Martha Raddatz pressed him: "And they wanted more security there."
But Biden responded: "Well, we weren't told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again."
The comment drew swift rebukes from Republicans who pointed out that State Department officials just one day earlier had acknowledged they knew about, and turned down, requests for more security. Ryan, minutes later in the debate, corrected the vice president, saying "there were requests for extra security; those requests were not honored."
But White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Biden "wasn't talking about the administration writ large," just the White House.
"He was speaking directly for himself and for the president. He meant the White House," Carney said. He claimed it was "very clear" in context, while continuing to accuse Republicans of twisting the tragedy into a "political attack."
In doing so, Carney not only came to the defense of Biden, but used his clarification to effectively insulate the White House from questions about the decision-making process. While refusing to say whether Obama and Biden were ever briefed on the security requests in Benghazi, Carney made clear that decisions on personnel were handled below them, at the State Department level.
"These kinds of issues are handled in the State Department," he said.
"What I'm saying is that matters of security personnel are appropriately discussed and decided upon at the State Department."
Biden, though, was not explicit Thursday in saying he was only talking about his and Obama's personal knowledge of the security requests.
Mitt Romney, at a campaign rally Friday afternoon in Virginia, still asserted that Biden had "directly contradicted" State Department testimony.
"He's doubling down on denial, and we need to understand exactly what happened," Romney said.
In addition to raising eyebrows over that comment, the vice president went a step further Thursday and threw the intelligence community under the bus -- putting the blame squarely on their shoulders for the faulty narrative, pushed for more than a week by the administration, that the attack was a protest spun out of control.
"That was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community. The intelligence community told us that. As they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment," Biden said.
State Department officials who testified Wednesday suggested as well that when U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice claimed the Sunday after the attack that protests over an anti-Islam film were to blame, she was merely basing her comments on the intelligence at the time.
However, lawmakers by that point had been publicly challenging the notion that the protests were a factor. And sources have since confirmed that some in the intelligence community were pointing to terrorism within 24 hours of the attack.