Even in the face of obvious fact that the attack on the Libyan consulate and the assassination of the ambassador was premeditated, even with confirmation from no less than the Libyan President, the Obama administration continues to deny this fact and by doing so puts every State department representative in the Mid East and all us in danger for no reason other than political expediency.
Even with the Libyan President confirming something that anyone who cares about the truth already knows, the Obama administration sent its Ambassador to the UN on to the morning shows to do her best Baghdad Bob imitation.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi last week was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance.
“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice told me this morning on “This Week.”
This assertion is a most craven and dishonest act. I think that every Middle East envoy should resign in protest immediately.
Honesty about what we face is paramount. When the administration lies for the sake of political expediency, they put us all in danger.