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Obama’s claim he called
Benghazi an ‘act of terrorism’

Washington Post, by Glenn Kessler

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/14/2013 7:53:19 AM

“The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.” — President Obama, remarks at a news conference, May 13, 2013 Once again, it appears that we must parse a few presidential words. We went through this question at length during the 2012 election, but perhaps a refresher course is in order. Notably, during a debate with Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama said that he immediately told the American people that the killing of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya “was an act of terror.” But now he says

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby, 5/14/2013 8:00:05 AM     (No. 9325884)

Hey Kessler! Too little, too late now isn´t it? Where were you when Candy Crowley was fawning all over Obama during the debates?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jackson, 5/14/2013 8:05:34 AM     (No. 9325899)

The Washington Post?? But Glenn.... he´s....he´s.... he´s...... black.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: spincut, 5/14/2013 8:09:27 AM     (No. 9325906)

Looks like the media is coming up for a breath of air. But have no fear, they´ll strap the kneepads back on and get back to work in a day or two.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross, 5/14/2013 8:23:00 AM     (No. 9325922)

Four Pinocchios is a pretty devastating assessment from Obama´s friendly neighborhood newspaper. Kessler better hope that all his tax returns are in order. Of course, most have us have known this was a lie all along, but it is nice to see the WaPo finally admit publicly what they also knew all along.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kahunavol, 5/14/2013 8:24:17 AM     (No. 9325923)

This phrasing reminds me of 1994 when the Clinton administration referred to what was happening in Rwanda as "acts of genocide" rather than genocide. The reason then was that if we called it genocide we were bound to act but if we simply said there were acts of genocide then we could avoid action.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 5/14/2013 8:34:33 AM     (No. 9325943)

Kessler and his employers should know that the truth is whatever a black politician says - at that particular time. Any violation of that rule is an act of racism.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/14/2013 8:40:18 AM     (No. 9325955)

Yes, AFTER your lies about a youtube video blew up in your face!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jar, 5/14/2013 8:40:40 AM     (No. 9325956)

No mention of the video in this assessment. To put it in perspective, the video should always be raised by comparison with the parsing of "terror" permutations. One sees too many leftie apologists now trying to place emphasis on "the meaning of is is," rather than bringing out the fact that the video was the main, very misleading, story being stressed at the time.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 5/14/2013 8:52:45 AM     (No. 9325989)

It is not what he called it, it´s what he blamed for the murderous attack on our embassy.

Further, he has not explained why he didn´t close the consul given the date and the warnings.

Further, why he managed to rescue so many from the annex but couldn´t manage to send help to the trapped heroes.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: southernboy, 5/14/2013 9:09:53 AM     (No. 9326030)

#4 “…. Kessler better hope that all his tax returns are in order…”

Not only his tax returns, but the tax returns of his parents, grown children and any business associates.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 5/14/2013 9:15:00 AM     (No. 9326042)

Why are they debating this? Candy Crowley has already given us the verdict. Case closed.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 5/14/2013 10:02:26 AM     (No. 9326160)

How long did it take these fools to finally admit Obama lied to the public? The WaPo is a national embarrassment.

Should they become a junkyard dog on the IRS scandal, and expose Obama the way they did Nixon, they may redeem their reputation...slightly.

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