In tonight’s presidential debate President Obama maintains that he called the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi a “terrorist act.” The full transcript below disputes that notion, which the supposedly “neutral” moderator, Candy Crowley vehemently confirmed the President did do. The President clearly implies the attack was a result of the reaction to an anti-Muslim film released on YouTube in the transcript the Whitehouse released with the video below. Under the video is a press release later distributed by the Whitehouse that includes the word “terror” used in the generic sense, not referring to “terrorism.” Nor did any of the official Whitehouse statements in the following two weeks refer to terrorism. Nor did President Obama tonight refer to the attck as a terrorist attack. We maintain that there was a meaningful distinction in the use of the word that couls have easily been dispelled and/or clarified tonight…it was not.
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya’s transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.
The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.
Continue at the link above. He LIES! Krauthammer calls dandy Candy (Barack’s cheat sheet) a contaminator.
I prefer buttinsky panderer.
Calling him out.
Candy eats crap.