Re: Investigation continues; CIA reported evidence that it was a terrorist attack in Libya attack within 24 hours after attack.
posted at 10/19/2012 11:20 AM EDT
In response to newman09's comment:
It has always been a tight race but, this cover up (and let's call it what it is here) is huge and will be a major factor that will cost him the election. If each side had a mulligan, this would be the Presidents do over. IMO.
If he called it what it was from the get go instead of claiming otherwise for two weeks, this would have been water under the bridge for him. Now it's going to follow him all the way up to the day of the election and become part of his legacy.
And for those replying he did call it what it was the next day, don't foget to read the part where they did a cover up tour two weeks following.
What was covered up?
The Consulate in Benghazi was attacked in an act of terror. 3 Americans were killed. This was reported within 24 hours.
What was not clear was whether the attack was from a group of protestors that turned violent (no), linked to the Video (maybe), preplanned (unknown), by insurgents linked to al-Qaida (very loose connection).
There was a request for more security at the Consulate, which would not have stopped the attack and for troops at the embassy in Tripoli, which would not have stopped the attack in Benghazi.
Initially, there were conflicting reports and the CIA is still not certain what happen.