Obama Still Has To Answer For Libya
This ain’t over by a mile folks.
The final debate is on foreign policy. Do you think Libya isn’t going to come up? You’re dreaming if you don’t, and knowing that it will raises a difficult issue for the Obama Campaign.
They still haven’t told the truth to the American people. Everyone’s story is different, from Obama to Biden to Hillary to Susan Rice to Jay Carney to the intelligence community.
I read an article by a liberal journalist today which suggested that Obama had finally put the Libya issue to rest. Anyone who believes that is on crack or an Obama supporter with a severe case of wishful thinking.
Don’t take my word for it though. Read this piece by Erick Erickson…
The media, which has tried to move past the story as quickly as possible, is now going to have to go back and revisit what actually happened. As last night dragged on in the post debate analysis, the initial cursory “he did call it an act of terror” fact checking turned into “actually, he didn’t and it took him forever to do so” fact checking. It was not pretty. And it was a hell of a thing for Obama to accuse Romney of politicizing a cover up, then hide behind the rhetoric of greeting coffins as they returned home.
Within an hour of the debate being over, Candy Crowley herself acknowledged on CNN that “Mitt Romney was right in the main.” CNN and other networks then proceeded to point out all the times Obama Administration officials kept denying terrorism was responsible for what happened. The fact checkers had to explain just how wrong the President was and just how misleading he tried to be last night. This will continue in the lead up to the foreign policy debate.
Here’s a more important point: Barack Obama put himself solidly in the center as the man of responsibility. He actually refused to answer the undecided voter’s question about security for the Ambassador and, in dodging, put himself in conflict with the State Department. The magnitude of the lies, half-truths, and redirects continues to add up to a significant malignancy. And we have one more debate, solely on foreign policy, to go.
The muddied waters and detailed fact checking will hurt Barack Obama over the long haul. A tie, at best, in last night’s debate will slowly drain away — a fleeting moment in the fury of analysis over what did and did not happen regarding Benghazi.
For the better part of two weeks after Benghazi, Obama blamed a YouTube video. Obama blamed free speech. The scapegoat who made the YouTube video is in jail because someone had to blamed and as we all know, it couldn’t be Obama.
This isn’t going away until people know the truth.