You know how lots of media firefighters have been trying to pretend that migrant children were never separated from their parents under Barack Obama’s administration? Well, we believe in giving credit where credit is due, and credit is due to CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd, who isn’t trying to pretend that this sort of thing didn’t happen on Obama’s watch.

Of course, that doesn’t mean she’s not trying to pretend that it was totally OK when it happened on Obama’s watch:

Ohhhhhhh. Well, in that case …

Honestly, it’s just pathetic at this point. You know what should maybe make you a little angry, though?

Before joining CNN, Vinograd served on Barack Obama’s National Security Council. Seems like something CNN should’ve mentioned, no? We mean, considering that she’s on a panel making excuses for Barack Obama with regard to a national security matter and all.

Somebody really dropped the ball over there.