Here we go with more tangled web weaving. Remember the debate where the moderator, Candy Crowley, came to the President’s defense and assured us that the President had called the attack on the Benghazi Consulate “a terror attack” on September 12th, the day after the attack?
Remember how, when this was questioned at that time, the administration repeatedly pointed to the September 12th speech in the Rose Garden as referring to the attack as terrorism?
Remember how, on Sunday September 16th, UN Ambassador Susan Rice, appeared on 5 major networks and gave, let’s call them misleading, statements on the Consulate attack that many questioned then and we now know were erroneous?
Fast forward to yesterday and President Obama, no longer a candidate, says this in his press conference:
“As I said before, she (speaking of Rice) made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her,”
Hmmm. Her “best understanding”… “provided to her”.
So the White House timeline is:
September 12th……….It was a terror attack (per President Obama)
September 16th……….It was the video (per White House intelligence)
September multiple dates–It was the Video(per White House spokesman Jay Carney)
October 16th(Debate)…It was a terror attack (per President Obama)(per neutral moderator Crowley)
Yesterday……………”It was her best understanding of the intelligence”(per President Obama)
The ultimate decision approving Rice as the administration’s spokesperson on that weekend following the attack had to be President Obama. After just calling the attack terror on September 12th he sent her out to articulate it was a spontaneous reaction to a video. Now that he is considering her for Secretary of State Obama said yesterday, in response to some Senators promising to oppose her appointment:
“If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me,”
Could that be interpreted as “I made her lie, it’s not her fault”? And will he bring a knife or a gun?
And all we have heard from the Obama administration is we won’t discuss what happened at Benghazi until the investigation is completed. Really. I guess they didn’t tell Susan Rice that either.