“The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.” – President Obama, May 13, 2013
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Four Pinocchios, according to Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post.

I’d throw in a fifth Pinocchio just because Obama has repeated this lie so many times. He never used the word “terrorism” in reference to Benghazi. But don’t take my word for it:

For instance, on Sept. 12, immediately after the Rose Garden statement the day after the attack, Obama sat down with Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes and acknowledged he purposely avoided the using the word “terrorism:”

KROFT: “Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word ‘terrorism’ in connection with the Libya attack.”

OBAMA: “Right.”

KROFT: “Do you believe that this was a terrorist attack?”

OBAMA: “Well, it’s too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.”

And yet the producer of a YouTube video remains in prison.

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17 Responses to “WaPo Fact Checks Obama Claim That He Referred to Benghazi as an ‘Act of Terrorism’ From Day 1”

  1. Truesoldier__ on May 14th, 2013 1:35 pm

    Dear leader said it was too early to tell who was involved; yet he had the guys on the ground in Tripoli who knew who was involved while the attack was occuring. Dear leader and his minions also had no problem determining it was the video's fault right away (btw they still have not disclosed where the whole video meme came from in the first place).

    Dear leader says they are working with the Libyan government, but the Libyan President told him it was a terrorist attack by an AQ affiliate and still dear leader and his minions went on to blame the video. This ended up undermining the credibility of the Libyan President, causing the Libyan President to stop "working with" the investigation team that the FBI sent to Libya (remember the FBI team was stuck in Tripoli for nearly 3 weeks before they were cleared to head to Bengahzi).

    Let us not forget that it was 2 weeks after the Benghazi terrorist attack that dear leader took to the UN and blamed the video yet again. So if he claimed it was a terrorist attack on Spet 12th then why did he blame some obscure video two weeks later?

  2. Truesoldier__ on May 14th, 2013 1:43 pm

    Two questions….

    1) How much longer do you think Carney will stick around? http://www.nationalreview.com/article/348217/jay-

    2) Will the House create a special prosecuter to investigate what appears to be a blatant violation of the Whistleblower Act in regards to Hicks?

  3. Truesoldier__ on May 14th, 2013 2:06 pm

    O/T….Once again we have someone caught up in a scandal about to receive an award:

    The woman in charge of the IRS division responsible for reviewing tax-exempt status applications and who is at the heart of an ongoing scandal over revelations the agency targeted conservative groups is set to receive an honorary tribute from Western New England University School of Law on Saturday.

    Lois Lerner – director for the IRS Exempt Organization Division – is slated to deliver the school’s commencement address and be given the university’s “President’s Medallion.”
    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/13459/

  4. Truesoldier__ on May 14th, 2013 4:04 pm

    Oh this is too rich….Carney; Just Because IRS Apologized Doesn't Mean They Did Anything Wrong
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/carney-just-b

    And the spin cycle continues…..

  5. ChapBix on May 14th, 2013 8:20 pm

    They need to. I suspect there are other violations as well that we do not know about. That becomes a scandal in and of itself.

  6. ChapBix on May 14th, 2013 8:22 pm

    Will the unraveling pressure Barry into take drastic actions? Perhaps use a covert op to create widespread unrest in the metro areas to declare martial law? Would not put it past him and those around him.

  7. Truesoldier__ on May 14th, 2013 8:52 pm

    Both myself and SPG have suggested that the armed march on DC scheduled for the 4th of July could be such a catalyst.

  8. SignPainterGuy on May 14th, 2013 11:59 pm

    I suppose, since Barry is a Malignant Narcissist, he is so convinced of his own greatness, he can lie and no one is gonna figure it out, even in the face of proof to the contrary !

  9. SignPainterGuy on May 15th, 2013 12:00 am

    Indeed it does !

  10. SignPainterGuy on May 15th, 2013 12:01 am

    Rush said today that without the media reporting it, it doesn`t exist, there is no crime. Or should I have said, "There is no 'there' there" ?

  11. SignPainterGuy on May 15th, 2013 12:03 am

    Rule #1 for receiving these "prestigious awards"; be totally undeserving !

  12. SignPainterGuy on May 15th, 2013 12:10 am

    That could follow the pattern. With everything "unravelling", he is gonna have to do something, something BIG !!

    But then again, aren`t the metro issues primarily minority involved ? I`m thinking they have to get the mostly white, conservative, 2nd Amendment backers, Bible toters stirred up to have the visuals to justify Martial Law !

  13. jeffythequick on May 15th, 2013 11:00 am

    Alfred Nobel was unavailable for comment.

  14. jeffythequick on May 15th, 2013 11:01 am

    Gepetto is going to be busy.

    He may have to get a Chinese subsidiary to meet demand.

  15. jeffythequick on May 15th, 2013 11:03 am

    Yep. The NRA needs to get in front of this one, as do we. This guy (Kokesh) is the Westboro Baptist Church of Christians when it comes to our rights.

  16. SignPainterGuy on May 15th, 2013 2:11 pm

    Now that you mention it, he has been rather silent on the issue for years !

  17. SignPainterGuy on May 15th, 2013 2:13 pm

    Yeah, the old puppet maker may need to switch to fast growing bamboo to keep up with that nose !

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