Skip to comments.From video to terrorist attack: timeline of administration statements on the Libya attack
Posted on 10/17/2012 12:39:56 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies
[...] For political reasons, it certainly was in the White Houses 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 Libyas 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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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.
I just keep wondering how many dead Americans before the WaPo and NY Times start getting after the Obama administration? 100? 500? 10,000?