How many lies do Americans have to hear from Barack Obama’s White House before they wise up and fire this man next month? Obama’s prevarications make Bill Clinton’s mendacity seem minor league, junior varsity, second string. Say it however you like. Barack Obama may be a great orator (with a teleprompter). He is also one of the great liars in modern history.
With thanks to Drudge for the link, over at ABC News (which has been prostrate at Obama’s feet for four years now), Jake Tapper gently breaks it to us that some Obama admin officials were “concerned” about the White House casting blame for the Benghazi attack on the obscure anti-Muhammad video trailer that no one has even seen. Tapper writes:
Even before Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contradicted the initial story about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, today, Obama administration officials told ABC News they were concerned after the White House began pushing the line that the attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists.
Events were too uncertain, and suspicions had been aroused, officials said.
Panetta today said that the attack that killed four Americans on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only carried out by terrorists — it was pre-meditated.
“As we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place,” Panetta told reporters, “it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack.”
The White House first suggested the attack was spontaneous — the result of an anti-Muslim video that incited mobs throughout the region.
“Let’s be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said on September 14.
When ABC News pressed Carney on whether that included the Benghazi attack, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American men were killed, Carney said, “we certainly don’t know. We don’t know otherwise. We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack.”…
If you go to Diana West’s site, you can read that CIA Director David Petraeus, creator and author of the Counter-Insurgency war strategy which has cost so many American lives and limbs in Afghanistan and Iraq, is complicit in telling the BIG LIE. Diana writes:
…The great Robert Conquest, whose work provides one of the windows into my forthcoming book American Betrayal, put it so elegantly:
“Not even high intelligence and a senstive spirit are of any help once the facts of a situation are deduced from a political theory and not vice versa.”
In a national security context, this is called politicizing the intelligence — making the facts fit a political narrative rather than allowing the facts to construct a narrative of their own.
The Obama administration’s repeated, stubborn, hectoring insistence that the Youtube video “Innocence of Muslims” caused murder and mayhem throughout the Muslim world since 9/11/12, including the jihadist assault on the Benghazi consulate, represents one of the most flagrant displays of this malpractice, and also one of the most serious breaches of public trust. President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Jay Carney and other Obama officials all engaged in this transparent and now failed Big Lie. And so, Fox News is reporting, did CIA Director David Petraeus. According to the emerging timeline, intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the takedown of the Benghazi consulate and murders of the American ambassador and three other Americans that this was a terrorist attack. But the administration apparently decided that the political bedtime story that this was spontaneous Islamic combustion over a Mohammed clip on Youtube had to be defended above all else, including the truth…
Meanwhile, from over at CNS News comes this:
(CNSNews.com) – As more senior administration officials use the word “terrorism” in describing the deadly September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice’s repeated insistence five days later that the incident was a “spontaneous reaction” to an obscure anti-Islam video continues to draw scrutiny and criticism.
Fox News reports that administration officials knew within 24 hours that the Benghazi attack was terrorism…
In over twenty years’ fulltime service as a cop I had my share of people lie to me. A lot of them were involved in criminal acts. Cops call them low-lifes. You know what? I’m really tired of the Commander In Chief acting like a low-life. He’s absolutely full of bullshit. It’s time for a change.