The 9/11 attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya was a catastrophic blow to the American people. An ambassador and security team gave their lives that day. The real tragedy has been how the Obama Administration has attempted to cover up the fact it was a terrorist attack and later the fact they refused to call it a terrorist attack. After the attack Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Press Secretary to President Obama and the US Ambassador to the United Nations went out and told the world that this attack was a result of a protest against America due to a video that was released insulting Muslims and it just got out of hand. In fact President Obama went on The Tonight Show, The Late Show and The View and repeated that this was indeed the result of this video. President Obama went to the United Nations and gave a speech condemning the video and 6 times stating that the attack was because of the now infamous video.
As time went by, a different story was emerging. The President of Libya 24 hours after the attack told the world it was a terrorist attack. Leaks from the State Department and other departments within the "Intelligence Community" started surfacing, all saying the same thing, this was a terrorist attack on the United States. These leaks directly contradicted the Administration's dialogue. Within a week, members of the State Department started to publicly call it a terrorist attack and even Hillary Clinton changed her tune a week later agreeing, that the attack on the US Embassy was a result of terrorism. President Obama and through his surrogate Jay Carney, the Press Secretary continued to blame the video.
Fast forward to the second Presidential Debate where Governor Romney directly challenged President Obama on this matter. President Obama suddenly changed his story. He stated he ALWAYS had called it a terrorist attack and told Candy Crowley to "check the record" referring to a speech he gave in the Rose Garden on 9/12. In this speech he used the phrase "acts of terror". This of course set off a fire storm where some people like Jay Carney said, "Of course he meant terrorism!" while opponents of President Obama claimed "acts of terror" was used in a more broad way, that didn't refer to this specific attack. The story coming out of the Obama Administration changed from the attack was due to a video, to President Obama always considered it a terrorist act and it was the Intelligence Community, specifically the State Department and the Department of Defense that was providing confusing if not inaccurate information. The main point however, was that the President had ALWAYS considered the attack an act of terror.
Today, CBS finally released the FULL interview it had with President Obama which was conducted within 48 hours of the attack on the Embassy in Benghazi. In it, the reported directly asked President Obama, "Was this a terrorist attack?" President Obama responded, "It is too early to tell." This question and answer was edited out of the original airing by CBS. CBS stated it didn't consider the question relevant at the time. Once the whole question of was it a terrorist attack or not came up, CBS wanted to release the full interview including the question they had asked President Obama. The White House begged CBS not to air it and for a while CBS didn't. Well now we know why the White House didn't want this out there, because it shows in no uncertain terms that President Obama either didn't want to admit it was a terrorist attack 48 hours later or truly believed it was due to the video. Of course we see now he has lied. He has lied either during the second Presidential debate where he claims he always said it was a terrorist attack, or he was lying to the world all the times he stated on the Tonight Show, Letterman, the View and the UN.
The simple fact is, when the attack happened, President Obama didn't want to have to admit to a terrorist attack on his watch so close to the Presidential Election, so his Administration tried to down play it. When this didn't work, he had to distance himself from the people that had "incorrectly characterized" the attack, despite the fact that 2 of the 3 directly reports to the President, Jay Carney who is the mouthpiece of the President and Hillary Clinton.
President Obama wants you to ignore the man behind the curtain, yet as each day passes we find more and more lies under the tapestry of stories he has spun.The sad thing is Americans are forgiving people, remember Bill Clinton's "i did not have sexual relations with that woman?" If he would have come out immediately and said it was a mistake, it was tragic, he would investigate where it all went wrong and would not rest until he got who was responsible, he would be leading this race by 10 points. Instead he attempted to deflect and alter the truth, then tried to cover up the deflections, then lied about ever tryign to be deceptive and now is trying to cover up and redirect the fact he lied to begin with. Economic and jobs aside, I could almost say Obama really had a rough hand dealt to him, despite the fact he had 2 years with a majority in the House of Republicans and a Super majority in the Senate, however once he outright lies to the world because of politics and the fact he wants to win re-election and the fact his lies are about Americans who died serving their country...all this shows that he is not fit to lead the free world any longer.
You lied President Obama, you were caught, it is time for you to go away. If for some reason you manage to get a second term, expect the Republicans to attempt to impeach you once the truth is made available. You'll be saved by the Senate, but you will go down in history as the third President to be impeached and history will remember you as the one who fucked up on Libya.