A few years back, it was a mantra on the Left to say, “Bush lied, people died.” Of course, rational people (usually those not working in the MSM) knew that Clinton, Kerry, Gore, Pelosi, Reid, et al had seen the same intelligence as the Bush Administration and had come to the same conclusions as President Bush. It was bad intelligence, but making the issue political was and remains hugely damaging to potential bi-partisanship in Washington.
I won’t go so far as to say that the President lied. Maybe he was fed bad intelligence. However, the fact remains that there has been a concerted effort by the Obama Administration and the MSM to blame a video on the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya. It was a foolish claim at the time (protesters don’t come to a protest carrying their RPG’s). But, in order to deflect the charge of gross negligence and incompetence on the President’s Administration (leaving our Embassies in the Middle East under protected on the anniversary of 9-11), the MSM was willing to trump up a false charge and change the topic to Governor Romney’s poorly structured argument as to why 47% of the nation continues to support the President despite record poor levels of employment, debt, and economic activity.
You know that it is getting bad when even the AP has to report the truth…
CLINTON: LIBYA KILLINGS WERE `TERRORIST ATTACK’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it was a “terrorist attack” that killed the American ambassador to Libya and three others, and she says the U.S. will not rest until those responsible are brought to justice.
Clinton told reporters Friday at the State Department that, quote, “what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.” And she said the U.S. would track down, quote, the “terrorists who murdered four Americans.”