Obama's delusional lie about the cause of events in Middle East

Washington Examiner Editorial:
"What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi, in many other parts of the region ... was a result -- a direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with, which we have made clear is reprehensible and disgusting." So said America's United Nations Ambassador, Susan Rice, in a Sept. 16 appearance on ABC's "This Week," discussing the Sept. 11 embassy attacks.

President Obama's spokesman, Jay Carney, was even more emphatic about who was and was not to blame in his Sept. 14 briefing for reporters: "[I]t is in response not to United States policy, not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people. It is in response to a video, a film that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting."

This implausible, ridiculous explanation -- that the embassy attacks were the result of an anti-Islamic YouTube video that practically no one had seen up to that point -- was already an insult to Americans' intelligence in the days immediately after the attacks. It became more so when CBS reported that there had been no protests of a film or of anything else outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi before the military-style attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans, including two Navy SEALS.

It became even more of an insult to the nation's intelligence when CNN obtained Stevens' diary and reported on his fears during his final days of a coordinated terrorist attack. And then yesterday, the Daily Beast's Eli Lake, citing multiple intelligence sources, reported that the White House knew the Libyan strike was an al Qaeda attack within 24 hours of the ambassador's death, and in fact was given leads on four of the terrorists who conducted it.

The inescapable conclusion is that the White House has been lying to the American people about what happened on Sept. 11, 2012. And with his United Nations speech on Tuesday, which mentioned the YouTube video as the cause of the attacks no fewer than six times, the president of the United States lied to the whole world.
Americans are not buying it, but he keeps pushing it anyway.  What is going to be his excuse after his bin Laden film is released and sparks another round?   If only 23 percent of Americans believe this nonsense, what explains polls showing Obama in the lead?  Do that many Americans want to be lied to for four more years?  Obama has a failed foreign policy that he seems incapable of changing.  It will take a new President to change it.

Obama's response to the Libya attack is a real scandal.  The liberal media seems to sense this, but they are restraining their outrage for their next opportunity to ding Romney.


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