Obama’s Benghazi Problem
In Tuesday’s presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney claimed President Obama didn’t declare Benghazi a terrorist attack the day after it happened. Romney claims the president waited two weeks before finally admitting it. Romney is…right.
Romney said, “Because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi a terrorist attack”.
Following, Candy Crawley, the moderator, said, ”He (Obama) did call it(the attacks) an act of terror”. However, later, Crawley took back her statement, “I think actually, you know, because right after that, I did turn to Romney and said you were totally correct but they spent two weeks telling us that this was about a tape and that there was this riot outside of the Benghazi consulate, which there wasn’t.”
Obama tried to claim Romney was wrong during the debate. Obama said that we should, “Look at the transcript” to show Romney had lied, and that Obama did call the attack an act of terror.
However, when we look at the transcript, Obama said, “Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe,” he said. “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.” Obama had not called the attacks in Libya a terrorist attack. He had been talking about 9/11 before what I just showed you. The only time Obama talked about terrorism in his Rose Garden address was when we was talking about 9/11/ Therefore, Obama did not declare the attack a terrorist attack the day after it happened.
American Crossroads has a great ad out called, ‘Act of Terror”. Let’s take a look:
After the attack, Jay Carney, Hillary Clinton, UN Ambassador Rice, and even Obama himself called the attack caused by a video called “The Innocence of Muslims’ which hasn’t even been released yet. Only two, two-minute trailers of the movie exist on YouTube.
The administration said that the attacks were in response to a video. However, the president of Libya says the video had “nothing to do” with the attacks.
Shocked Yet? The very president of Libya said that the video had nothing to do with the attack.
Obama said that he knew it was a terrorist attack the very next day. New CIA evidence seems to support that theory:
“The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about an American-made video ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, U.S. officials have told The Associated Press.”
There you have it. Obama and the Administration lied. They lied to you and me, and they lied in front of the United Nations. Truth is that the attack in our consulate in Benghazi was premeditated and an act of terror. Why did this administration claim it was a movie that did it? Why did they blame our free speech in America instead of putting blame on who really did it, terrorists? I’m not sure.
So, when you see Mr. Obama in his debate on Monday, I want you to know he told you a blatant lie in the Rose Garden, he lied to you for two weeks, and then, he finally told the truth after being caught in his lie. A man who lies for two weeks and lies in front of the United Nations is not a man who should be leading us.
This is a great final ad: