Okay, 1st: Obama lied for 2 weeks about Benghazi. Now: he’s lying …about the lying

At this point, I’m really getting sick & tired of even hearing this disingenuous, illiterate drivel.

Unless you’ve been holed up in solitary confinement for the past two months, you’ve heard about the “did-he-or-didn’t-he” Benghazi discussion. President Obama and his team are pushing this retelling of history to

(A) insist he had “informed” the American people that Benghazi was terrorism in his 9/12/12 Rose Garden speech (he didn’t), and

(B) downplay the even bigger truth, which is Obama & Co lied to our face about a stupid video for two weeks AFTER the Rose Garden speech, and is now lying…about the lying.

Honestly, this has to be the most ridiculous argument I’ve seen in my adult life. We are being told to ignore what our eyes, ears and brain are telling us; to literally ignore an observable truth. I’m past incredulous that they’re even attempting this; now I’m just plain ticked off.

It’s not an insult to our intelligence; it’s insinuating that we have no intelligence whatsoever.

Here, watch the address again. Are YOU left with the impression that Obama is telling us the attacks in Benghazi were by terrorists?

Answer: NO, you’re not.

Now, why are you not? It’s because words mean things, and context matters. From Alana Goodman in Commentary Magazine:

If Obama wanted to call the Benghazi assault a terrorist attack in that speech, he had plenty of opportunities to do so. Instead, he described it as a “terrible act,” a “brutal” act, “senseless violence,” and called the attackers “killers,” …not terrorists.

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By the way, speaking just for the English & Grammar nerds in the room, the phrases “act of terror” & “terrorist act” are not even grammatically interchangeable: one describes an act (which could be done by anyone), the other describes an action done by a specific person.

Big. Difference.

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More from Alana Goodman:

Obama said during the speech that “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation” — but at no point was it clear that he was using that term to describe the attack in Benghazi. He’d also spent the previous two paragraphs discussing the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath. “Acts of terror” could have just as easily been a reference to that.

Or maybe it wasn’t a direct reference to anything, …just a generic, reassuring line he’d added into a speech which did take place, after all, the day after the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

By only focusing on the small, carved-out phrase “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation” from the rest of the speech, it allows the media and the Obama Administration to shape the context more easily.

Less to deal with; easier to lie about.

If you skipped over the video, go watch it; it’s short. Because no matter what else Obama was trying to convey to us that day, the attacks in Benghazi being terrorism wasn’t one of them.

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18 responses to “Okay, 1st: Obama lied for 2 weeks about Benghazi. Now: he’s lying …about the lying

  1. Ok…so this morning on DVR, I watch the “Special Report with Bret Baier” that aired last night at 10PM. Given what the administration KNEW about the violence in the region BEFORE 9/11, it makes Obama’s dancing around the issue on 9/12 even more egregious. Ambassador Stevens had sent a NUMBER of cables BEGGING for more security, which Ms. Lamb flat out denied. The Lt. Col. in charge of the SST (Site Security Team) sought to stay on premise with his 16 person team, and was denied. Leaving only a handful of security personnel and “Mobile Defense Team” which were actually located AWAY from the makeshift Embassy, which was nothing more than a beefed up residence that was being rented. ALL OF THIS IS DOCUMENTED F – A – C – T. Documented as well are the PRIOR ATTACKS on this location in April 2012, and TWICE again in June….

    If Obama wants to claim that they “did not know” it was an act of terrorism – planned and executed by well trained and armed Al Queda soldiers – then he has to be the biggest buffoon on the planet. EVERYONE in the area was aware, and that intel had been passed up the line.

    Hiding behind the 9/12 phraseology (which JTR CLEARLY refutes), hiding behind Ms. “Let me interject with a lie to defend you, Mr. President” Crowley, hiding behind the “this is offensive” rhetoric aimed at Romney, and now lying about lying should be about as demonstrative to all Americans of this man’s ineptness as most of his other actions should have been over the last 3.5 years.

    Politicize the event? Mr. Obama, YOU are the one who did that, with your “Al Queda is on the run” and “I have brought peace and unity with Muslims in Northern Africa” tripe which you so PROUDLY paraded in front of the American people & the world.

    I’d tell you that you should be ashamed, but I frankly don’t feel that your Mega-Narcissistic ego will allow that.

    • Thanks for the re-blog this weekend, gds44!
      I’ll be stopping by your place more often: you’ve got a good mix of items over there.

      Appreciate your stopping by; hope to see you again soon!

  2. Ever heard of un-pealing an onion? That’s what’s going on here. We are now being presented with the narrative of the narrative of the narrative. With the upcoming foreign policy debate on Monday, I am pretty sure what we are going to get. Not the same old narrative, but the narrative thereof, another layer removed from the truth.

    At the core of it all, they want us to think that they were telling the truth all along. But that’s a hollow core. Perhaps he mentioned the words “acts of terror” in the rose garden discourse. One could mention the words “acts of terror” in any context, but that alone does not amount to saying anything like “this was a terrorist attack” — something we never heard the administration say until weeks after the incident took place. What we were told in the meantime, as we’ve been pointing out for quite some time now, is that whatever it was was a hateful demonstration that took place in reaction to some silly video. That was a lie. Now they lie about the lie about the lie. What more should we ever expect from this administration but more lies and coverup?

    • My expectations are so low, it’s getting rather difficult for them to disappoint me further.
      But your analogy is spot-on, James. The lies keep getting them in deeper; and there’s simply no way out at this point…

  3. Exactly, if Obama wanted to call it that, he could have… and why didn’t he? His imaginary world really is getting the better of him.

    • No sadness, poverty, want, hunger, etc,…
      Obama’s hallucinogenic world indeed sounds like one heck of a place.

      Once he’s no longer President, he can spend as much time there as he wishes…

  4. It’s impossible to ignore that the first thing Obama says after he tells us that four people are dead is that we respect people of “all faiths…” BUT that nothing can excuse this attack. His veiled reference to the incendiary video was MUCH clearer than any alleged reference to the attack as terrorism. I know that Truth is the daughter of time…but we’re short on time to get people to hear the truth and act on it.

    Thanks, as usual, for doing your best to forward the cause of Truth, bro!

    • Much obliged, Sis.
      Identifying all of Obama’s lies and affronts to our country is, as the saying goes, a “target-rich environment”.

      It’s never a question of trying to find something to cover; it’s choosing which one.
      😉

  5. Obama is a pathological liar. He, as most Liberals ( and proved by the people around him) don’t seem to care if we KNOW they’re lying… they just continue to lie.

    But what Obama has done – is intentional FAILURE to protect or even show real concern about Americans in Libya, is an Impeachable, Treasonous offense. The lies about what he did and didn’t do; lying to Americans everyday.– it’s disgraceful and unacceptable. He, as well as Hillary and the rest of this regime, should be brought before Congress, under oath, to testify – then be Impeached or jailed. Nothing else will be justice.

    NO ONE DIED in Watergate. Obama (and his regime) have blood on their hands. Over 200 people now and the numbers continue to grow!

    • I agree: just being voted out of office will not be justice, RP.
      However, given that the first option just isn’t going to happen, I can live with him simply being the EX-president next year.

      It’s “not optimal”, as he might say, …but it’ll do.

  6. All of the people will be forgiven by Obama before he leaves office to cover up the lies. Law and justice for all just is not true anymore. The V.P. is just as bad but he thinks four people dead is funny. A good movie might be called sick and sicker! November is coming!

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