This is a president so detached from reality and focused only on his own re-election that not even four Americans murdered by terrorists spurs him to action from the confines of an Oval Office he rarely visits. He's too busy attacking Mitt Romney's inexperience in foreign affairs even as he demonstrates his own. The president's criminality in covering up the cover-up exceeds by a significant margin the criminality and negligence of former president Nixon's Watergate.
LIBYA-Gate: President Obama Is A Lazy Liar
Within 24 hours, the White House knew the assault on our Libyan consulate was a terrorist attack, yet a president who has no time for intelligence briefings sent his minions out to say it was just a movie.
Five days before U.N. Ambassadorwent on the Sunday talk shows to say Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed at the hands of a spontaneous mob inflamed by a months-old film trailer insulting Islam that few had seen, U.S. intelligence sources knew the attack was planned and organized.
We believe President Obama also knew, or should have known, despite missing more than half his national intelligence briefings before the attack and those immediately afterward as he jetted to a Las Vegas fundraiser while our consulate still smoldered.
Fox News announced Thursday that intelligence sources confirmed the intelligence community knew by Sept. 12 that the militant Ansar al-Shariah and al- Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb were probably behind the strike.
"No one," a source told Fox News, "believed that the mortars, indirect and direct fire, and the RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades) were just the work of a mob — no one." Yet Obama sent forth Rice to tell NBC News on Sept. 16 that "putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in Benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo; almost a copycat of — of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video."
That was a lie agreed upon, as were daily press briefings at which White House press secretary Jay Carney argued in the days after the attack that the violence was linked to an Internet video that ridiculed Islam — until he told reporters on a plane it was "self-evident" that it was terrorism a day after National Counterterrorism Center Director Matt Olsen told senators on Sept. 19 that it was terrorism.
Even as the narrative was being corrected and the yarn about spontaneous outrage was unraveling before his eyes and ours, Obama devoted five minutes of his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to what he called a "crude and disgusting video" that insulted Islam. The threat of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon got all of a minute and 32 seconds.
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