WH Press Secretary Calls Truth Seekers on Benghazi 'Obsessed'
The White House has a new word to describe those who want to get to the bottom of the Benghazi murders: they're "obsessed." When Rep. Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley convened hearings on Operation Fast and Furious, the government sanctioned gunwalking program that led to the deaths of two federal agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens, those on the left deemed it a "political witch-hunt."
Following a private meeting yesterday with UN Ambassador Susan Rice and the acting CIA Director yesterday, Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte all expressed dissatisfaction with Rice's responses to their questions. Graham told reporters he was "more disturbed now than I was before."
Soon after the Senators meeting, the testy White House Press Secretary Jay Carney vigorously defended Susan Rice's appearance on the now infamous Sunday talk shows.
"The focus on-some might say obsession on-comments made on Sunday shows seems to me and to many to be misplaced," Carney shot back. "I know that Sunday shows have vaunted status in Washington, but they have almost nothing to do-in fact zero to do-with what happened in Benghazi," he added.
Then why did Obama feel it necessary to send Rice to talk about Benghazi on shows with absolutely no "vaunted status?" Team Obama prides itself on media savvy extraordinaire so the idea they would allow Rice to speak publicly in just any old medium is laughable.
Since Rice has now come out and said the intelligence information she presented to the American people on September 16, 2012 was wrong, why was she not informed of this the day after the attacks when officials admittedly knew it was terrorism? And how could a Rhodes Scholar not understand the magnitude of what she was asked to do five days after a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans were brutally murdered?
Carney had illogical answers for those questions too. Rice had nothing to do with it, that's why the administration made her spokesperson. There's more, it appears the White House has merged the unrest in Cairo over the video with the Benghazi attack.
Ambassador Rice has no responsibility for collecting, analyzing and providing intelligence, nor does she have responsibility as the United States ambassador to the United Nations for diplomatic security around the globe.
She is a principal on the president's foreign policy team...It was entirely appropriate for Ambassador Rice to appear on the air to take questions about the president's approach to, and policy toward, the unrest that was occurring largely as a result of the video.
To this day it is the assessment of this administration and of our intelligence community ... that they acted at least in part in response to what they saw happening in Cairo and took advantage of that situation. They saw the breach of our embassy in Cairo and decided to act in Benghazi.
Obama's minions like Carney can say anything; whatever fantasy scenario which fits the bill will do. By now earnest lawmakers have to know putting any of Obama's puppets under oath, including Rice, to get at the truth is futile. The truth simply doesn't have any bearing on what the administration says or does.
Who can watch Carney's patronizing attitude of superiority without understanding he'll push any line on the American people? The White House will withhold all the information it wants on Benghazi and if we dare to object they'll call us "obsessed."
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