Posted by Curt on 13 May, 2013 at 5:33 pm. 7 comments already!


Andrew Johnson @ NRO:


Critics of the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi attack allege that the Obama administration misled the American people both by pointing to a YouTube video as the cause and by refusing it an act of terror. Today, the president said there’s no substance to this charge, but his statements in the weeks following the attack last September suggest otherwise.

 The day after the attacks, during a September 12 interview with 60 Minutes, Obama told Steve Kroft, ”We’re still investigating exactly what happened and hesitated to ”jump the gun on this.” The nature of the Benghazi of the attack, he said, was ”not a situation as exactly the same as what happened in Egypt,” but refused to clarify further.

 During a September 18 appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, the president said the ”shadowy character” behind the ”extremely offensive video” sparked the attack.

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