Remember that gaffe when Obama covered up evidence of a terrorist attack on 9/11 during an election?—
Philip Klein (@philipaklein) September 28, 2012
Covered up evidence? Pfft. President Obama and his administration simply evolved, as they’re apt to do.
You see, blaming the guy behind some dumb YouTube video for “spontaneous” violence was just part of that noble process of evolution. Just because the White House knew the Sept. 11 “bump in the road” was a planned terror attack doesn’t mean officials could come out and say the “t” word. That’s reserved for extremists like military vets, natch.
Eli Lake expands on the growing evidence that within hours of the Benghazi assault, intel showed it was a t-t-t-t-terrorist attack.
In the hours following the 9/11 anniversary attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. intelligence agencies monitored communications from jihadists affiliated with the group that led the attack and members of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb(AQIM), the group’s North African affiliate.
In the communications, members of Ansar al-Sharia (AAS) bragged about their successful attack against the American consulate and the U.S. ambassador, according to three U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast anonymously because they were not authorized to talk to the press.
Nine days. The White House spent nine days apologizing, bowing and groveling. Nine days of blaming a cruddy video and attacking freedom of speech. Nine days of lying. And President Obama and Hillary Clinton did so flanked by the caskets of murdered Americans.
Another great question from Gabriel Malor:
More than a week later, the FBI flew a team to Tripoli, but that is as far as they got. They have not traveled to Benghazi. They have not examined the scene. They have not collected evidence. They have not interviewed the people the Libyans have arrested. It has been fifteen days since the attack.
Why is this not a scandal yet?
Paging the lapdog media. Lapdog media? Hello?
[I]f what I’m seeing today is any indication, the media remains as guilty as the Obama Administration in what’s now known as ‘Benghazi-Gate’. Because the more proof of the White House cover up that’s discovered, the more the media disengages from the story.