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

“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.

Author: Doug Powers

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