OK...so it looks like Team 0bama was deliberately pushing a false narrative to cover their a$$ over this Middle East clusterf**k. But scapegoating an anti-Muslim video from months ago that virtually no one had seen(and spreading the word of it's existence in the process) is a Hail Mary of cynical spin, that no one in their right mind could expect to get away with. That is...in a world where the major media outlets aren't essentially an arm of your re-election committee.
Now that harsh and inescapable reality has forced the White House to admit a terrorist raid on the Benghazi consulate was carried out, my only question is this: Can a corrupt major media that has abandoned all pretense at objectivity...successfully protect their candidate from what should be worldwide humiliation?
The Christian Science Monitor
has broken down this incident nicely:
After a week of hesitation, the White House now says it is “self-evident” that a “terrorist attack,” and not just a spontaneous reaction from a furious mob, struck the US Consulate in Benghazi,Libya, last week.
The characterization is important, because it opens the door to the conclusion that the attack was a preplanned assault, resulting in the deaths of four US diplomats, including the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.
The repercussions of declaring that the Benghazi attack was a planned terrorist assault on the United States would be extensive. For starters, it would raise questions about the Obama administration’s precautions in a volatile region and its preparedness for anti-US strikes in an area known to harbor Al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist elements.
More broadly, it could call into question President Obama’s Middle East policy in the wake of the Arab awakening. Some Republican critics are already tarring the policy as too weak and dismissive of the threats that the region’s tumult presents.
Even now Team 0bama is trying to cushion the blow with increasingly desperate spin
Today the White House finally conceded that the attack was “an act of terror” but gave no other details. This admission follows testimony to Congress yesterday by Matt Olsen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, that the attack was in fact carried out by terrorists but was, he claimed, “spontaneous.”
Has there ever been an administration more convinced that the general public is as stupid as they are?(cue the Pavlovian attack on Bush in 3...2...1...)
Edited by scherzo, 23 September 2012 - 11:09 AM.