It made the White House and the State Department tell a bunch of lies while blaming the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on the First Amendment.
“There was never an anti-American protest outside the consulate… It came under planned attack.” Oh, whatever. Details, details.
The administration’s response to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi fractured on Wednesday.
During a morning hearing on Capitol Hill, Matt Olsen, the director of the multi-agency National Counterterrorism Center, said the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed by a jihadi group.
“Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy,” Olson told a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut Democrat.
“We are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to al-Qaida or al-Qaida’s affiliates; in particular, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb,” said Olson, according to a report in Foreign Policy magazine.
Wow, a bad week just keeps getting worse for Mitt Romney…
(Hat tip: Weekly Standard)
Update: The New York Post reports that Obama is thinking about releasing “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel-Rahman, the guy behind the ’93 World Trade Center bombing, to Egypt. Supporting evidence: the White House, the State Department, and the Justice Department are all denying it.
Update: New Obama flag looks eerily like blood-stained walls at Benghazi consulate. Damn you, Romney!