Despite the ongoing questioning of “who knew what and when” and ” who sent Ambassador Rice out to call the Banghazi attacks the result spontaneous riots because of the Youtube video”, in last night’s debate, president Obama cited his Rose Garden speech to say he called the attacks “terrorism” from the start.
But are the spinmasters making parsing words. In the early part of his text in the Rose Garden on September 12th, the President mentions our freedom of religion and speech, but that we do not approve of those who denigrate other religions, which was a clear reference to the YouTube video that the administration has used as their cover tool for the uprisings in the Mideast. Toward the end of his address, he then states that “no act of terror” will lessen the resolve of this great Nation.
So did Obama call the Benghazi attacks an act of terrorism? If he did, WHY did he then go on The View and Letterman, as well as address the UN, all with remarks that blamed the video, and did not use the term terrorism? Why did Ambassador Rice go on FIVE Sunday talk shows and discuss the “spontaneous riots” over a “video”, instead of saying an “act of terrorism”? To say the comments were based on the intelligence reports at hand is unconscionable, given the fact that the State Department has testified that from Day One, they knew that the consulate had been attacked.
There are so many unanswered questions, and the President will “get to the bottom of it”…… after the Election.