Oh no he di’n’t.

Oh yes he did. With a straight face, President Obama lauded the role of the federal government in protecting overseas U.S. diplomats with no mention of what happened in Libya on September 11, 2012.

Context via The Washington Post’s transcript of Obama’s statement on the end of the government shutdown (emphasis Twitchy’s).

And we hear all the time about how government is the problem. Well, it turns out we rely on it in a whole lot of ways. Not only does it keep us strong through our military and our law enforcement, it plays a vital role in caring for our seniors and our veterans, educating our kids, making sure our workers are trained for the jobs that are being created, arming our businesses with the best science and technology so they can compete with companies from other countries. It plays a key role in keeping our food and our toys and our workplaces safe. It helps folks rebuild after a storm. It conserves our natural resources. It finances startups. It helps to sell our products overseas. It provides security to our diplomats abroad.

Ahem.

Did we miss the sneer-quotes as Obama was speaking?