John McCain said in an interview this morning that in lght of the emails the President needs to come clean to the American people.. He said Obama is in dereliction of duty for not informing the American people of the truth. Is McCain right, your thoughts.
What is the most troubling here, is as all this information was flowing into the the NSA, State Department and the White House, the Administration decided to hatch a cover story that supported the campaign rhetoric of “Al Qeada is decimated and on the run” blaming a barely seen video and a nonexistent Muslim demonstration rather than just simply acknowledging "our consulate has been attacked and we are investigating" and nothing more.
It becomes even more disconcerting, as we are now discovering, that even though the information was streaming to them in real time, from multiple sources and even perhaps providing multiple reasons, why the administration would focus and actively promote a complete falsehood strains credulity.
By actively I mean these “fabrications ” constantly repeated and promulgated by the President’s Press Secretary, Spokesperson, pundits and campaign talking heads, sending our ambassador to the UN on the Sunday talk shows to do the same, putting a $70K apology commercial on Pakistani TV, the publicized arrest and “perp” walk of the “film maker” not to mention the Secretary of State and the President referencing the video in speeches while standing beside the coffins of the dead.
It demonstrates one of only two possible conclusions: The Administration and the Obama campaign will say or do anything to win the election or they are completely incompetent.
I prefer to listen to Condeleeza Rice's take on this, someone who has direct experience in things like this.
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/ … ter-libya/
Her (Rice's) reasoned and temperate response should lend weight to the wisdom of not jumping on one unproven cause - a YouTube video - and trumpeting it as the trigger for the violence. To me, this is the real shame of the administration: that they spoke with such assurance and confidence about a cause that they surely knew was not absolutely known to be the cause of the Ambassador's and others' deaths. Rice's comments indicate that the administration should have known that they did not have enough information to make such presumptuous pronouncements.
Did the American people want to know what happened immediately? Before sources could be checked and more importantly the families be notified? Do you think the families wanted to learn of it from the news media? Too much news, too quick unnecessarily! It in no way shape or form put the USA at risk knowing or not. The news casters need to be reeled in, in my opinion!
If the current news reports of Administration officials issuing “stand down” orders multiple times to support units in position to assist, virtually abandoning Americans under attack, this administration is finished.
We know now why they needed to fabricate the video story.
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