President Harry Truman, had a sign on his desk with this inscription : "The Buck Stops Here."
Obviously, Truman truly understood that as Commander In Chief he was ultimately responsible for the actions and inactions of his office. Apparently, that no longer holds true.
After the Embassy debacle of this past September 11th in Libya which ended in the murder of an American Ambassador, on what is considered 'American Soil,' President Obama has allowed his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to take the heat.
"I take responsibility," Clinton told CNN in an interview while on a visit to Peru. "I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision."
The White House has continually changed it's story about what they knew and when they knew it. Originally they tried to blame an anti-Islam video for the carnage, even though they had been repeatedly warned of a terrorist attack on 9/11.
Vice-President Joe Biden, claimed during his VP debate with Paul Ryan, that the White House didn't know that the beleaguered Embassy had repeatedly asked for more security.
So, either they knew of the threat and did nothing, or they didn't know of the threat and put Americans in harms way through their incompetence. Either one is unacceptable.