President Obama claimed that from the beginning, the White House held that the attack in Benghazi was an “act of terror.” But this was directly contradicted by his own spokesman Jay Carney several days later. On September 20 – eight days after Obama claims to have called the Benghazi attack an “act of terror” – Jay Carney told reporters that the White House had never called it “a terrorist attack.”

Via The White House:

Q: Can you — have you called it a terrorist attack before? Have you said that?

MR. CARNEY: I haven’t, but — I mean, people attacked our embassy. It’s an act of terror by definition.

Q: Yes, I just hadn’t heard you —

MR. CARNEY: It doesn’t have to do with what date it occurred.

Q: No, I just hadn’t heard the White House say that this was an act of terrorism or a terrorist attack. And I just —

MR. CARNEY: I don’t think the fact that we hadn’t is not — as our NCTC Director testified yesterday, a number of different elements appear to have been involved in the attack, including individuals connected to militant groups that are prevalent in eastern Libya, particularly in the Benghazi area. We are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to al Qaeda or al Qaeda’s affiliates, in particular al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

On September 20 White House Press Secretary Jay Carney actually affirmed Gov. Romney’s position that the White House did not call the Benghazi attack an act of terrorism.




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  1. Romney only partially took advantage of his opportunity to show the world what a pathetic liar Obama is, but this should work as a great lead up to the next debate on foreign policy. It did show that there really is media bias for Obama. Nobody could claim Crowley’s lifeline to Obama was part of her duty as “moderator”. Let all the “fact checking” keep this topic boiling along and then use it as a segue into the next debate. The debate should have produced lots of clips for Republican campaign ads.

  2. Obama Lies. .Ambassador dies. .

    Shame on Candy Crowley. . .who also lies to cover Obama
    You can put lipstick on a pig but she is still a pig

  3. Nail it down.

  4. The one word missing in Obama’s & Hillary’s statements is the word“this”. Obama: All acts of terror are unfortunate. Hillary: I am responsible for all our embassies. Had they used the word this act of terror or this embassy that would have been more forthcoming.

  5. And let’s not forget OSAMA Bin Laden lie

    Obama Lies. . Americans die

  6. And normal human being, average education, can realize and come to the conclusion that Obama and his administration ignore the calls for security in Benghazi. It was in the journal of Ambassador Stevens. But with investigations I am sure there are more Americans including our troops all over the Middle East need more security. These American embassies should have been guarded by our Marines or special ops.

    Instead this: A small British firm based in south Wales had secured a contract to provide security for American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi despite having only a few months experience in the country.

    Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department’s global security contracting system.

    Now, this is an issue that needs to be addressed. I don’t believe for a minute that Obama was informed or if tried to be informed he was Campaign and never met with his Itel as he has be AWOL for months.

    Obama is responsible for the Security of our Americans. There should have been request accepted long before 9/11/12 in these areas of incompetent security and it was denied.

  7. ++

    Obama built that DemocRAT trap!! :D

    seriously, if Obama did say that, then he has just tightened the
    noose around his own neck, and CC helped him do while millions
    watched and listened..

    Obama can NEVER say he didn’t know that the consulate was attacked
    by terrorists on September 11, 2012, not that we didn’t already know
    that he already knew on September 4, 2012, and have proof of it, but
    it’s a beautiful thing when the truly guilty admit they LIED, even if, and
    especially when, they don’t realize it..


  8. Who suggested such inapt security to guard our embassies? And 5 Americans are dead and this administration has given excuses up one side and down the other. This is a major screw up and Obama and his administration are in denial mode to save his presidency.

    If investigations are over Nov. 13, 2012 and Obama is re-elected, those who voted for him will see eventually why America is vulnerable, and this president is incapable of any form of Leadership.

  9. A small British firm based in south Wales ………. pay $4 an hour.

  10. ++

    October 9, 2012
    Rep. Allen West

    Looking the other way: President Obama’s dangerous foreign policy

    [President Barack Obama has built a foreign policy on trying to appease and make friends with America’s enemies, rather than facing them head on with strength and clear consequences for their actions. The president’s approach, marked by his belief that he could transition from a community organizer to a global organizer, has been an utter failure. The president has diminished our nation’s international influence and stature, and most egregiously, has put the lives of all Americans in peril.

    In the days since the attacks on our embassies and consulates on the 11th of September, we have seen a president and his administration demur, deflect, and mislead the American people. Vice President Joe Biden says on the campaign trail that “GM is alive, and Osama is dead.” Tragically, so is our Ambassador to Libya.

    President Obama’s community organizer roots have given him a naïve assumption. He believes he can get everyone in one room and with time, they will all eventually get along. Anyone who studies history and understands the global threat America faces today, understands that in order for “peace, love and happiness,” not only do all parties involved need to be willing to try, but they actually have to have the same goal.]

    more at link..


  11. OT, but a bit juicy:

    Weekly standard is reporting BHO’s debate coach, none other than ANITA DUNN (she of the lively tongue), reports working at the WH was not so pleasant for her. Add Christine Romer’s memory of a lousy workplace too for women. Time Magazine called it a “boys club” I think. Pundit/Pundette has the link to the article. (my computer’s not allowing me to link all of a sudden)

    I already posted how BHO has, in BOTH Senate and WH (w/ article links), paid women staffers less than men.

  12. Lies sell if you tell them at the right moment. Obama knows this from personal experience, as does Candy the Kook. The leftist agenda was on display again in the second presidential debate.

    Give Obama time to read all his favorite outdated “news” sources. Elect Romney/Ryan.

  13. Let’s say this is true that Security was ineffective. Let’s say that request by Stevens was ignored. Let’s say Steven was murdered and 4 others were killed on 9/11/12.

    And Romney was President. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE LEFT AND SOME ON THE RIGHT WOULD BE DOING LIKE 1 DAY AFTER. AND Let’s say the UN Ambassador to Romney went on 5 networks and said it was a Movie.

    Can you imagine: Call for impeachment. Treason.

    Just imagine!!

  14. When Obama went out in the Rose Garden and said ACTS OF TERROR and the moon and the stars comment, whatever.

    Then and there was a moment where I believe he didn’t want to hurt the Muslim Community.

    If it were Romney he would have told the Americans the truth. But Romney would not have allowed some small time security group, the cheap, to guard our American citizens in the first place. ESPECIALLY ON 9/11/12.

    And for that Barred wire, business, it would be UGLY to surrounded the Embassy with, what is uglier, dragged through the streets, raped and suffering from smoke inhalation and bombed. Or barred wire. You tell me.

  15. Was Obama’s “transcript” remark a signal to Crowley to intervene on his behalf? Was there deliberate collusion between Crowley and Obama’s people to rescue Obama should a particularly delicate question come up on the Benghazi issue? Was “transcript” the “safe” word?

  16. ++

    revised & extended remarks re: #11 –
    page October 17, 2012 at 11:51 am bg

    October 16, 2012

    Obama built that DemocRAT trap!! :D

    SERIOUSLY, if Obama did say that, then he has just tightened the
    noose around his own neck, and Candy helped him climb the tree,
    while millions watched and listened..

    September 12, 2012

    President Obama speaks on the attack on Benghazi – Libya

    [“then last night we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi” at 3:47;
    “no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation” at 4:18..
    due to what he stated in between, and albeit he DID NOT DIRECTLY CALL

    but that is truly irrelevant, and a huge distraction
    at this point in time.. because the FACT remains:

    Obama can NEVER say he didn’t know that the consulate was attacked
    by terrorists on September 11, 2012, not that we didn’t already know
    that he already knew on September 4, 2012, and have proof of it, but
    it’s a beautiful thing when the truly guilty admit they LIED, even if, and
    especially when, they don’t realize it..

    September 14, 2012

    Obama administration warned of possible
    attacks, but failed to take precautions

    one of my favorite sayings is:

    “give them enough rope and they hang themselves”

    anyone who thinks that is a RACIST
    statement is intellectually dishonest
    and needs to get over their high and
    mighty judgmentally appointed self..


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