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From video to terrorist attack: timeline of administration statements on the Libya attack
The Fact Checker (WaPo) ^ | 09/27/2012 | Glenn Kessler

Posted on 10/17/2012 12:39:56 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies

[...] For political reasons, it certainly was in the White House’s interests to not portray the attack as a terrorist incident, especially one that took place on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Instead the administration kept the focus on what was ultimately a red herring — anger in the Arab world over anti-Muslim video posted on You Tube. With key phrases and message discipline, the administration was able to conflate an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Egypt — which apparently was prompted by the video — with the deadly assault in Benghazi.

Officials were also able to dismiss pointed questions by referring to an ongoing investigation.

Ultimately, when the head of the National Counterterrorism Center was asked pointblank on Capitol Hill whether it was a an act of terror — and he agreed — the administration talking points began to shift. (Tough news reporting — as well as statements by Libya’s president — also played a role.) Yet President Obama himself resisted using the “t” word, even as late as Tuesday, while keeping the focus on the video in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. [...]

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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(full title: "From video to terrorist attack: a definitive timeline of administration statements on the Libya attack")
1 posted on 10/17/2012 12:40:01 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

OK....there’s one guy at WaPo who doesn’t have blood from dead Americans on his hands. There’s not going to be enough soap and paper towels to wash all the other hands at the WaPo if there is another terrorist attack because the WaPo didn’t do their job and go after the Obama administration for covering up about Democrat policies that allowed weapons to get away.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 12:47:44 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I just keep wondering how many dead Americans before the WaPo and NY Times start getting after the Obama administration? 100? 500? 10,000?


3 posted on 10/17/2012 12:49:54 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
get the women and children out of the aspirin factories this weekend!!!

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4 posted on 10/17/2012 1:53:27 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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