That is right according to Panetta
two officials said they had only one, 30-minute conversation with Obama. It began at around 5 p.m. Washington time, 90 minutes after the first attack started, and they never spoke to him again that night.
The president’s only instructions, Panetta said, were, “Do whatever you need to do,” though he left the details “up to us.”
You would think a presidential conscience would keep him awake and engaged until he knew what had happened in Benghazi. You would be wrong.