Full Caf Americano™
Yesterday was one of those days jaundiced right-wing bloggers live for. The President held his first press conference since June and, well, America is still here… just like it was in June.
Via Greg Hengler, I don’t know where to begin here. At 2:05, he says he agrees that it’s important to find out what happened in Benghazi and that the administration’s provided every bit of information it has. Not true. He still hasn’t told us precisely what he instructed the military to do, or not do, after the attack was underway. All he’s said is that he issued some sort of directive to “make sure we are securing our personnel.” What did the directive say, explicitly? At what point during the attack did he issue it? Did securing our personnel include sending reinforcements to the annex to assist the CIA security team after they allegedly called for help? He keeps deflecting these questions with claims that we need to “investigate” but he knows the answers to all of that. He simply refuses to say. So far.
Nope, no change at all.
Now Charles Krauthammer is asking questions about Obama’s answers to questions about Susan Rice’s answers to questions about Benghazi because her answers to the questions weren’t right.
“I would say it was his usual show of indignation, which is his default response whenever he feels defensive or backed into a corner. You know, how dare you attack my U.N. ambassador? And then he gives the strangest defense, by saying she didn’t have anything to do with the Benghazi attack. Then why the hell are you sending her out there? Why didn’t you send out the secretary of state or the CIA director or Panetta or somebody, who did know?”
“This is all the usual, you know, if you attack his pride, he’ll strike you on that,” Krauthammer continued. “And it was clearly defensive, and it was also a stonewall. I mean, after all, what she said was absolutely and completely misleading. Either inadvertently, in which case it’s complete incompetence or on purpose, in which case it’s deception…”
And…? Oh! You mean Rice is either dumb or she was lying? Well, yes. But she’s African American, which explains why you’re not allowed to challenge her on anything that she may or may not have said while carrying out Obama’s subterfuge. Go after Barack if you want to pick on someone.
Where exactly was President Obama during the Benghazi attack and who did he specifically tell to do what and when? We’re still investigating.