Hillary Clinton: Benghazi
Protest Terrorist Attack Was Al-Qaeda
Within 24 hours of the 9-11 Benghazi Consulate attacks the Obama Administration knew that it was the work of Al-Qaeda. For days the administration told reporters that the consulate attack was the related to an offensive YouTube. Yet at the same time the administration was privately circulating a document with a very different opinion on the murderous attack.
Today Hillary Clinton finally told us something we already knew.
It was an al-Qaeda attack on our consulate on 9-11.
The New York Times reported:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday suggested there was a link between the Qaeda franchise in North Africa and the attack at the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the American ambassador and three others. She was the highest-ranking Obama administration official to publicly make the connection, and her comments intensified what is becoming a fiercely partisan fight over whether the attack could have been prevented.
Mrs. Clinton did not offer any new evidence of a Qaeda link, and officials later said the question would be officially settled only after the F.B.I. completed a criminal inquiry, which could take months. But they said they had not ruled out the involvement of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb — an affiliate of the international terrorist group with origins in Algeria — in an attack the administration initially described as a spontaneous protest turned violent.
Her remarks added to the administration’s evolving and at times muddled explanation of what happened on the evening of Sept. 11 and into the next morning. Republicans in Congress have accused President Obama of playing down possible terrorist involvement in the midst of a re-election campaign in which killing Osama bin Laden and crippling Al Qaeda are cited as major achievements.
Of course, the liberal media will totally disregard the fact that the Obama Administration lied to the American public for a week after the terrorist attack.
It doesn’t fit their agenda.
More… From the Wall Street Journal: The more we learn the more Benghazi looks like a gross security failure.