Re: Did the Obama Administration comprimise its own CIA chief?
posted at 11/10/2012 2:47 PM EST
In response to jmel's comment:
In response to slomag's comment:
In response to jmel's comment:
"9/12 - Obama calls Benghazi attacks "acts of terror"
9/13 - Obama calls attacks "acts of terror" again"
Do you mean when he loosely referred to "acts of terror" in general with ZERO context to Benghazi?
Have you watched the Kroft interview and seen the "terrorism" question that was cut from the interview until after the election? Have you seen Kroft state "Mr President, you`ve said that Benghazi was not an act of terror" and you can CLEARLY hear Obama saying "ah-ah" and agreeing?
You should watch if you haven`t seen it.
Jmel, the context was in the very next sentence - you have to get out of the coverage bubble...
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.
But we also know that the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers. These four Americans stood up for freedom and human dignity. They should give every American great pride in the country that they served, and the hope that our flag represents to people around the globe who also yearn to live in freedom and with dignity.
So, you haven`t watched the Kroft footage? You should. It exposes the lies.
"In an astonishing display of media malpractice, CBS News quietly released proof--two days before the election, far too late to reach the media and the public--that President Barack Obama lied to the public about the Benghazi attack, as well as about his later claim to have called the attack "terrorism" from the beginning.
CBS unveiled additional footage from its 60 Minutes interview with President Obama, conducted on Sep. 12 immediately after Obama had made his statement about the attacks in the Rose Garden, in which Obama quite clearly refuses to call the Benghazi an act of terror when asked a direct question by reporter Steve Kroft:
KROFT: Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya Attack, do you believe that this was a terrorism attack?
OBAMA: Well itâs too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.
CBS News held onto this footage for more than six weeks, failing to release it even when questions were raised during the Second Presidential Debate as to whether Obama had, in fact, referred to the Benghazi attack as an act of terror before blaming it falsely on demonstrations against an anti-Islamic video. The moderator, CNN's Candy Crowley, intervened on Obama's behalf, falsely declaring he had indeed called the attack an act of terror in his Rose Garden statement, and creating the impression that Romney was wrong.
That exchange turned what would have been an outright win for Romney in the debate into a narrow win or possibly a loss--and it discouraged him from bringing up the issue again in the next debate or on the campaign trail. CBS News could have set the record straight, but held onto this footage, releasing it just before the election--perhaps to avoid the later charge of having suppressed it altogether."
Watch it live, it has much more impact.
You forgot the followup question...
KROFT: It's been described as a mob action, but there are reports that they were very heavily armed with grenades, that doesn't sound like your normal demonstration.
OBAMA: As I said, we're still investigating exactly what happened, I don't want to jump the gun on this. But your right that this is not a situation that was exactly the same as what happened in Egypt. And my suspicion is there are folks involved in this. Who were looking to target Americans from the start. So we're gonna make sure that our first priority is to get our folks out safe, make sure our embassies are secured around the world and then we are going to go after those folks who carried this out.
You can argue he's reluctant to say "terrorist", but you can't argue he's spinning the spontaneous youtube protest story.