The Obama Administration steadfastly denied that the death of Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was part of a planned terrorist attack and was an unfortunate part of spontaneous demonstrations against an anti Muslim film that no one has actually seen. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice supported a statement by White House Spokesman Jim Carney that,
This is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy. This is in response to a video that is offensive.
Rice expounded for almost two minutes that this was all about the insulting movie,
This despite the fact that the President of Libya said that it was in fact a terrorist attack. In a separate statement Rice told the world that the President of Libya doesn’t have the intelligence resources the US has and didn’t really know what happened in his own country. Today we get the official word that not only was it a planned attack, but that the suspected leader of the attack was released from Gitmo and sent back to Libya to serve out the rest of his sentence.
The Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was in fact “a terrorist attack” and the U.S. government has indications that members of al Qaeda were directly involved, a top Obama administration official said Wednesday morning.
“I would say yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy,” Matt Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said Wednesday at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, in response to questioning from Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-CT) about the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
The only real question here is if Carney and Rice, and thus the President, were lying or if they are just that gullible, naive, and incompetent. Either way the answer is the same. They are not capable of doing their jobs and should either resign or be fired.
I’m not the brightest bulb on the
Christmas Holiday Tree, but when these attacks happened last week I said from the beginning that none of this was spontaneous nor unplanned. Why did the Administration try to deflect the blame onto an individual and a movie? They put that man’s life in danger as well as the lives of the people who were duped into acting in it. That’s just irresponsible.
Incompetence from top to bottom is no way to run a country.