For a long time now I’ve been advocating the position that Benghazi has been a big deal. I thought that Obama mismanaged the event in real time, the next morning I felt he was off. Further, in the weeks that followed the man-made disaster, I felt that Obama was feeding us information that didn’t ring true.
And all the while there wasn’t mention of it at in the media; Fox was the only organization that was prosecuting Obama on this issue. And guess what? It was Fox that was being accused of “foul play.” As if the media doesn’t have a job to ferret out administrations and get the real truth.
Well, in recent days I’ve seen CBS doing some good work. I didn’t finish the post I started by there was an article this past week where CBS reported on e-mails they obtained. Good stuff.
And now we learn that CBS interviewed Obama on 60 Minutes but didn’t include the whole interview. Fine, we all know that not every single bit of film makes the cut. However, CBS DID release the full interview later and this is part of what was left on the floor:
“Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya attack,” correspondent Steve Kroft asks the president. “Do you believe that this was a terrorism attack?”
“Well, it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans,” Obama answered. “And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.”
Obama would. not. answer. the. question.
Mr. Kroft straight up asked the man a yes or no question, “Do you believe that this wasn’t a terrorist attack?”
And the President would say it was.
This should have come out the minute the interview was over. This shouldn’t have been cut. This was the EXACT point Romney made during that second debate when he was pounding the Barckness Monster over his handling of the attacks.
Obama and his team were clearly out of their element.
At least now we know.