A Benghazi question

For weeks, this administration told Americans, and the world, for that matter, that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi and the deaths of, not only our Ambassador to Libya, but three other Americans, was caused by a video.  Finally that changed.  Now, the administration confirms that the attack was terrorism.

The administration tells us that it would not confirm that the attack was terrorism until it was sure that it was, in fact, terrorism. 

Being thorough is good.  But, that leads to my question.

If the administration wants to be certain before it accuses, what certainty did they have that the “video did it”, and where did said certainty come from?

I’ve yet to hear an answer to that.


26 replies
  1. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    The cynical mendacity of the Obama administration is the culmination of the deterioration of governmental honesty. There is concomitant pervasive public distrust of all things official.? Can it be good when the people of a republic no longer trust their government?

  2. Don Lombardo
    Don Lombardo says:

    Amazing how Joe Biden ( a cross between a drunk Bozo the Clown and Sgt. Schultz) threw the State Department ( and?the smartest woman in the world- Mrs. Clinton) under the bus. What goes around comes around. The Clintons have been throwing people under buses for years. Where is Webster Hubbell??

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Slow Joe, through his lying during the debate about when the regime knew about the details, just made this the topic du jour.?? Probably not what ?bama wanted.?? What a shame.

  4. RoBrDona
    RoBrDona says:

    I am playing with my “Affirmative Action Barry” doll here. With pins. Our laughable O is absolutely desperate to destroy the old evil, colonialist aggressor America and replace it with something. But what? I’m not sure he knows.

  5. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    SOS, regarding Benghazi:
    1.? If they couldn’t tell the world (America, at least) it was terrorism until they were sure, they should have just said they weren’t sure and not shot their mouths off about it?being?because of a stupid?video that I doubt few (if any) in the Mid-East had seen before they mentioned it.? Now they look, at the least, incompetent, and?worse devious.
    2.? If they WERE going to guess at a cause, surely the RPG’s, the film they had of a nighttime invasion of the Consulate?by a limit amount of people dressed for combat, should have been a clue it was a terrorist attack.???

    The truth is – and none of the Administration will admit it – they didn’t want a terrorist attack recorded on their watch, especially so close to the election.? But, as a result of trying to deceive us they only made it worse for themselves in the end.? ?

    Finally, men died serving their country and their families deserved to know the truth.?

  6. JBS
    JBS says:

    Gillie, you nailed it. SOS, important questions that Obama, Biden and the Democrat machine can’t own up to.
    When? Obama said that the terrorist network had been beaten, all he did was taunt and invite them to make an attack. They could have been planning a 9/11 attack before Obama had to score some political points. Shooting from the lip? The video may have fit his narrative at the time; his declaration fit theirs much better.
    When the actual attacks took place, the Regime had this obscure video narrative ready to go. Forget that no one had seen it and fewer knew about it. The Blame Shifter was at work. It couldn’t have been terrorism because the Official Policy was “normalization.” Al Qaeda had been declared dead by the O. So, it follows, it couldnt have been a terrorist attack. The Regime made the events fit their narrative.
    I wish our diplomatic personnel were as prepared as Obama was to tell lies and shift blame.
    Time for a few bars of “Oh, what a tangled web we weave . . .” (Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17. 1808)

  7. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    The original lie offered not only reflected a disregard for the Americans who were killed (as well as their families) but also showed the deep contempt that the administration has for the American people by the insultingly transparent falsehood that it was.? One would need to literally be mentally challenged to think that such a thing could be remotely possible.
    Treasident Obama has to go

      • Lynn
        Lynn says:

        Ok, I will try not to be redundant. I am sickened by the kindergarten plan of President Obama and Vice President Biden saying that they did not know of the requests for support at this consulate and others. This is? because they did not attend the daily defense briefings. That is their number 1 job. The President trumpets he killed Usama Bin Laden and doesn’t realize this will stir the jihad. Does he have kindergarten knowledge of a jihad? President Obama has his priorities all wrong. His job is not to make the world fair, that is God’s Buddha’s, Mohammed’s and any God you worship, job. President Obama’s job is to lead the United States and keep us safe, so we can pursue all the rights of our Constitution.

      • JBS
        JBS says:

        Yes, sadly, I agree.
        I get the feeling that our, and I say that loosely, president is bored with the job.
        It sure isn’t community organizing!
        However viewed, we need a new president. This guy has made a hash out of our economy, foreign policy, domestic politics, etc.

  8. kateinmaine
    kateinmaine says:

    it’s obama’s fault.? ask hillary–she says the administration’s plan and policy ‘is very clear’.

    • stinkfoot
      stinkfoot says:

      Everything Hillary says is delivered via her slow zombie speak… does she think that she’s narrating a children’s story or does she expect her audience to be addicted to antidepressants?? If that is how she speaks to the heads of state then it’s little wonder there’s building hatred against the US- no one likes to be treated as though they were mentally challenged.

      • kateinmaine
        kateinmaine says:

        i prefer to think of it as hillary lapsing into ‘ugly american’ mode–where you have to speak s-l-o-w-l-y or yell at people who don’t (or refuse to) speak english to make them understand because they are so fundamentally limited compared to a yale educated woman.? let’s not entertain the logic of shoving women diplomats down the throats of misogynist cultures abroad–that’s too much of a stretch. . .

      • stinkfoot
        stinkfoot says:

        Well Kate, I heard Ms. Clinton characterize the Benghazi attack as being “obviously” a reaction to the film… it’s so obvious that the administration and its lap dog media had to repeat it over and over and over… “obviously” hoping that if they repeated enough then it would of course be true.
        My theory is the slow monotone speak is a physical side effect of drinking the socialist cult Kool-Aid.

  9. rickyrock
    rickyrock says:

    I really don’t trust the government either but i want to make a couple of points: The administration should definitely have been more truthful about not knowing what the cause of the attack was knowing that under Reagan and Bush more US embassy’s were attacked than under Obama’s watch.Let’s not forget the biggest lapse in security that happened on 9/11 under our nit wit president Bush.As far as Biden is concerned he countered so many hypocritical statements Ryan made that it was enjoyable to watch.I would not want a nerdy dweeb like Ryan a heart beat away from the presidency and for that reason alone I can’t vote Romney the leveraged buy out job destroying Caymen island account hiding asset parasite.

  10. Don Lombardo
    Don Lombardo says:

    Foreign policy used to be – Walk softly and carry a big stick. Now it’s – shoot your mouth off and carry a tin cup.

  11. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    When the government fails to protect its overseas representatives, it fails to?protect all of us.?
    Actually, it is? recurring theme of disrespect.? We last saw this when the President went back on his word to the Catholic church.? All other faiths can expect the same.
    And what could they be working on that is so much more important?

  12. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Lynn, wow that was a great response.? Hillary has now fallen on the sword….”the buck stops with
    Sec of State????”? Whether one agrees with her or not (mostly one doesn’t!) she was the most hard-working, smartest, most engaged member of the admin., so of course?it makes sense she should be sacrificed – made President look ineffective, lazy and disinterested.?

  13. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Ok, she said confusion due to “fog of war”…what war???? Thought admin didn’t have a “war” on terrorism any? more.? Al Q’aida done – isn’t that what they said????

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