Skip to comments.Whether Susan Rice Misled American People Not Important
Posted on 12/02/2012 10:21:29 AM PST by John Semmens
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says that President Obama is not particularly concerned about whether UN Ambassador Susan Rice misled the American people on Benghazi.
Whether the average American knows what's going on in foreign policy is not important, Carney insisted. I mean, even if John Q. Citizen knew what transpired in Benghazi what could he do with that information? Would he make a treaty? Send troops? Order drone attacks? Or 'none of the above?'
Let's face it, when it comes to using intel the average American has no basis for understanding anything, Carney continued. The President is the person they have elected to handle these kinds of things. Rather than trying to meddle with what he's doing they should just let him do his job.
Carney brushed aside charges that Rice deliberately lied in her public statements. So what if she did, Carney argued. First of all, any lying would've been at the express direction of the President and Secretary of State. Ambassador Rice ought not be criticized for simply following the orders of her superiors in the government.
Second, lying to the people for their own good is something that every great leader must do from time to time, Carney added. In the 1940 election FDR promised that no Americans would be sent to foreign wars. He knew it was essential that the United States intervene in the war against Hitler, but if he had said so publicly he might not have been reelected. Securing reelection by whatever means necessary was his sacred obligation. President Obama shouldn't be criticized for following this illustrious example.
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It’s for our own good. May I please kiss your ring.
Dammit John! You nearly got me again!
I don’t care if Rice lied. I want to know who made the decision not to send forces to help the besieged Americans!
Too funny, and so true John. Good one again.
not particularly concerned about whether UN Ambassador Susan Rice misled the American people on Benghazi.
Perhaps Obama thinks misleading the American people regarding his reelection is also ok since he knows best who should win the election.
Good!... now that that is settled, how about finding out who issued the stand down order!?!?!
If this were real and not satire it would not surprise many
of us if the media just let it go as if it were an acceptable
position by the administration’s main mouthpiece. I hope
that somebody is tracking what the media allows from
this administration that it won’t from the next GOP ad-
ministration assuming there is another GOP administration.
But...but...but...what about when the moron pollsters call and ask them, "Who would be better at foreign policy, Mitt Romney or Barry Benghazi?" How will they know what to say? LOL!
This is exactly what the ruling elite think of us and we just take it so maybe they are right.
This treasonous government does not want us, and the world, to know we have been arming the rebels and if we had tried to defend our people that information might have slipped out. Better to let Americans get killed by turning your back on them than let the peons know what we are doing.
Al Queda thrived.
pass it on.....