THE LIE CONTINUES – AT 10:37 A.M. ET: Related to our first post, just below, our UN ambassador is out this morning with more myths about this week's attack in Benghazi, which killed our ambassador, directly contradicting the president of Libya. From ABC News:
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance.
“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice told me this morning on “This Week.”
“In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated,” Rice said, referring to protests in Egypt Tuesday over a film that depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud. Protesters in Cairo breached the walls of the U.S. American Embassy, tearing apart an American flag.
“We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to – or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo,” Rice said. “And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons… And it then evolved from there.”
Ambassador Christopher Stevens, along with three other Americans, were killed in Libya following the assault on the American consulate in Benghazi, on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Rice said the FBI is examining the attack, saying their investigation “will tell us with certainty what transpired.”
Rice’s account directly contradicts that of Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf, who said this weekend that the attack was premeditated by individuals from outside Libya.
“It was planned, definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their arrival,” told CBS News.
COMMENT: So, now we have our UN ambassador, and an Obama groupie, putting out a story that contradicts a supposed ally, the moderate president of Libya.
No one seriously believes Rice's version. That attack, by all accounts, was precise and deadly, not some vague piggy-back operation. And the fact that it occurred on September 11th, the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, seems not to have interested our UN ambassador at all.
The Obama campaign is putting out the word that this president and his team have been "tested" in foreign policy. You bet. And they've failed the test...over and over.
The Romney people must get on this.
September 16, 2012