Sep. 12 – Obama – “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation.” One day after the attack, Obama mentions Benghazi as a tragedy but, with the “acts of terror” phrase, alludes to 9/11 in general, not Benghazi, which would have been “an act of terror” or “this act of terror.” Also, the two references are eight paragraphs apart in his comments and not connected.
Sep. 12 – Obama’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior, along with the protest that took place at our embassy in Cairo yesterday, as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.” This may be the genesis of it all allegedly being caused by the YouTube video. The question is, who first came up with the “it’s all because of the video” meme? Was it Hillary, or did someone else tell her to say that?
Sep. 13 – Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney – “The protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie. They are not directly in reaction to any policy of the United States or the government of the United States or the people of the United States.” So, the Administration apparently has zero responsibility for this?
Sep. 13 – Senior U.S Official – “This was a clearly planned, military-type attack.” Ah, the fresh air of honesty.
Sep. 16 – Obama’s UN Ambassador Susan Rice – “We do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned.” This is when Rice also propagated the false story that the attack resulted from a larger demonstration which “spun out of control.” As with Hillary and the “it’s the video” theory, who told Rice to say what she said? No ambassador speaking for the Administration goes on national TV without clearance, if not actual talking points, from the White House.
Sep. 18 – Jay Carney – “Our belief, based on the information we have is, it was the video that caused the unrest in Cairo that precipitated some of the unrest in Benghazi and elsewhere.” Again, the attack was because of the video.
Sep. 20 – Jay Carney – “It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.” Oh, so now, only two days later, it is a terrorist attack? Smarmy Carney should have whiplash.
Sep. 20 – Obama – “What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.” So, it’s still the video, plus “natural protests” now?
Sep. 21 – Hillary Clinton – “What happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.” Now, it’s a terrorist attack, again?
Sep. 25 – Obama – “We’re still doing an investigation.” So, it’s still unclear? Video? Larger demonstration spun out of control? Terrorist attack? Natural protest? What the frick?!
Sep 27 – U.S Senior Official – “From day one, we had known clearly that this was a terrorist attack.” Oopsie! That’s pretty clear!
Oct. 10 – Senior State Department Officials – Testified that spending cuts in the Department’s security funding had nothing to do with security on the ground in Benghazi at the time of the attack. Oopsie, again!
Oct. 11 – Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden – In the VP Debate: “Maybe their security would have been better if Congressman Ryan and the Republicans hadn’t cut their funding…” See immediately previous comment.
“But we weren’t told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security there.” On October 10, just the day before, multiple State Department employees testified that many requests for extra security were denied. Who did Biden’s debate prep, or did he just “wing it” on his own, as he so often appears to do?
Oct. 12 – Jay Carney – “President Obama and Vice President Biden did not know about the extra security requests.” This “clarification” is meant to explain that Biden’s “We did not know…” meant only him and Obama, not the White House, and that’s plausible — but for only a day or two after the attack. However, if they still didn’t know after State Department officials also watched the attack in real time via uplinked satellite video and knew right then, on 9/11, that it was a terrorist attack, then somebody at State and/or the White House didn’t do their job to ensure Obama and Biden both (a) not only knew about the denied security requests but (b) also ensured that they saw that State Department video of the attack in progress.
Oct. 15 – Alleged maker of infamous video – On or about this date is when the alleged maker of the infamous video, which actually was a 17-minute trailer for the amateur movie and had only 300 viewing hits as of 9/11 and which, in fact, was an exercise of his First Amendment rights of free speech, after all, is arrested in California by a whole squad of police officers and perp walked on national TV for an alleged parole violation. My only questions are: when’s the last time you’ve seen someone perp walked on national TV for a mere parole violation, and might there not have been some Team Obama motivation (or influence) to be able to show, “See (Muslims) , we don’t like this guy either”?
Oct. 17 – Obama – In the second presidential debate, tried to allege that he had called Benghazi a terrorist attack in the Rose Garden on 9/12 and the not-so-moderate moderator, CNN’s Candy Crowley, sided with him in cutting Romney off from pointing out the hypocrisy, if not outright lying, that the Obama Administration had been doing about Benghazi, only to have her own CNN fact-checkers correct her right after the debate — see comments at first entry, top. Besides, if Obama did call it a terrorist attack on 9/12, why was his UN ambassador saying on 9/16 and the rest of Team Obama saying for the next two weeks that it was all about the video and a larger demonstration “spun out of control”?
Oct. 18 – Obama – Appears on the comedian Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, of all places, defends his position on Benghazi and contends that the death of the four Americans at Benghazi was “not optimal.” By the next day, murdered Ambassador Stevens’ mother makes a statement that her son’s death might not have been “optimal,” but that he is still dead and she wants answers about how and why.
Oct. 21 – On this eve of the last presidential debate of this campaign season, which is supposed to be totally focused on foreign policy, it seems to me that, while Osama bin Laden may (still) be dead, al-Qaeda is more resurgent than Team Obama want to admit and Obama bin Lyin’ is seemingly very much alive.