Sunday, November 25, 2012

Is It Really a Lie If It Is Too Farcical to Pretend to Believe?

So let me get this straight about the Obama administration's latest excuse for misleading us about Benghazi. They're saying they didn't want to let on to our enemies that we were on to the al Qaeda involvement in the attack (tip to Instapundit)?

It now looks as though the White House's excuse for the pre-election Libya cover-up is itself a cover up. Last week we were told by the Administration (and the compliant media) that during her now-infamous round robin of five Sunday news shows, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was only telling us what she was told by the intelligence community. We were also told that references to al-Qaeda were edited out of the talking points in order to avoid tipping off the attackers that we were on to them.

Despite the fact that al Qaeda had a hand in many of the embassy attacks that day, going so far as to raise the black flag of al Qaeda (or something darned close) over our Cairo embassy and raising the chant of "Obama, Obama, we are all Osama (bin Laden)", indicating the enemy wasn't trying to hide their involvement in the embassy attacks.

Despite the fact that there was no demonstration at Benghazi that we could pretend simply got out of hand, so there is no way that telling the American people that a demonstration against a video got out of hand would be believed by the jihadis who launched a military style assault on our facilities.

Despite the fact that 2-1/2 months later, we still haven't retaliated against al Qaeda for killing our four people and trying to kill a couple dozen more, meaning there was no reason to keep the enemy from knowing we knew they were in on it.

But the administration isn't hiding anything. Got it.