“One of the proudest things of my three years in office is helping to restore a sense of respect for America around the world."
-- Barack Obama, February 2012
More at the Daily Mail. Also protests in Indonesia, Kashmir, Iraq, Iran, Germany and Sri Lanka. In Pakistan Friday was a "Day of Love" for the Prophet Mohammed in which 19 people were "loved" to death in riots.
Obama's Lie on Libya Now Bare for All to See
The big lie coming from the Obama Administration that the attacks on Libya were part of a "spontaneous" protest that went wrong and just happened to coincide with September 11th has unraveled.
Good commentary on that from Michael Graham writing in the Boston Herald where he likens the transparent lies coming from the Obama Administration to those told by his teenage son or daughter caught in some misdeed:
In the era of battling fact-checkers, I’ve developed a new standard for testing the truth of claims being made by politicians: Would I believe what they’re saying if I heard it coming from the mouth of my teenage son?
It works like this: Four Americans, including local hero Glen Doherty, are killed in an attack on our consulate in Libya. The White House immediately insists that their deaths have — and I’m quoting White House spokesman Jay Carney — “nothing to do with U.S. policy.” It’s all just a reaction to an offensive, anti-Muhammad YouTube video.
So I look Carney in the eye and I think to myself: “Let me see if I’ve got this straight: A group of men armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades just happens to gather outside our consulate for a “spontaneous” protest, they just happen to organize a successful two-wave attack on the compound and, by sheer coincidence, someone inside lets them know where Ambassador Christopher Stevens is hiding. Oh, and all this happened on the anniversary of 9/11 and you’re telling me it wasn’t a planned attack?”
And then I send the White House spokesflak to his room. Or I would have, anyway, if he’d been my son.
... Of course the Obama administration’s story was bogus. The Libyans said so, a member of the administration’s own counter-terrorism office said so and, most important, your good sense said so. Which is why nobody’s surprised to learn that, far from the “movie-review-gone-horribly-wrong” scenario from the White House, we now know there had been warnings of an attack for days, Ambassador Stevens openly worried about his safety and it appears a former Gitmo detainee and al-Qaida member was directly involved.
In fact CBS News reports that witnesses say there was no anti-American protest that day at all. None. Just a coordinated attack against an American target by a terrorist group on 9/11. So what was the White House’s response when caught red-handed by the facts? Carney promptly announced that they’d been saying the same thing all along: “It’s self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack,” he said with a shrug. Which is exactly what a teenager will do if you let him. Your job, as a parent and a voter, is to not let him get away with it.Scott Paulson from CBS Radio in Washington, put it this way:
With Americans watching the nearing of the date September 11, 2012 on the calendar for weeks – if not months – and dreading the stark reality that something disastrous may happen to innocent Americans again, the president and his political cronies refused to believe what happened. Yet Americans are supposed to have faith in them, their judgment, trust their words and actions – and sit idly by as they denounce anyone who dares to try to challenge their words.What does it say about an Administration that tries to cover their failure by lying about an attack on the United States on September 11th? Would you trust them with national security for another four years?
... More than what these national leaders and politicians are doing to Americans, consider what they are they telling the rest of the world – the rest of the world who figured out the nation was 9/11-attacked again as soon as it happened. Our leaders told the world that we are a nation led by either ignorance via doubt or by liars. Neither, of course, is an admirable trait to display when one claims to be “the” world leader. Beyond causing America to be embarrassed throughout the world, last week’s denial of what happened on 9/11/2012 makes us look incredibly weak.
Even the thought of blaming the anti-Islamic, Mohammad-disgracing movie for the most recent 9/11 attack on innocent Americans was ignorant – and carrying the thought out through words from the nation’s capital via our top leaders was incredibly inappropriate, totally embarrassing, extremely America-weakening, and – most of all – an ignorant stunt to try to pass on to America and the world.
Our economy is not better off than it was four years ago and neither is our position in the world!