Over at the corrupt Politico, Josh Gerstein has discovered video of Obama’s morning-after admission that what happened two weeks ago in Libya was “terror.” But as you would expect from the corrupt Politico, Gerstein is spinning his find as some kind of proof that the Obama White House has not engaged in a systematic cover up of what really happened that fateful day. The truth, however, is that the video proves the exact opposite — that Obama knew almost immediately that this was a terrorist attack and then had his Administration spend a week covering that fact up.
Watch for yourself:
TRANSCRIPT: No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.
You can read the entire statement at the link. The President was speaking specifically about Libya and not off the cuff. This was a prepared statement, not a slip of the tongue.
So now we have video proof that the president knew this was an act of terror the morning after the attack. This fits perfectly with what we’ve learned over the past few days regarding U.S. intelligence. Numerous news outlets are now reporting that within 24 hours of the attack, our government knew that what happened in Libya had been a terrorist committed by al-Qaeda.
And yet, for days and days and days afterward, the Obama Administration lied to the media and to the American people in order to spare themselves from headlines that would read: American Ambassador Assassinated By Al-Qaeda on 9/11 Anniversary — because they knew those headlines would only raise questions about security and undermine the narrative Obama had fabricated that told us his “smart power” and apology tours had made us safer.
Team Obama also knew the truth would shake up the presidential race, and not to their advantage.
So instead of telling us the truth, the media and the Obama Administration embarked on a coordinated cover up. For seven days, the media feigned outrage over Romney’s criticism of the Cairo Embassy apology and made sure that “gaffe” swamped the news cycle. In the meantime, the White House trotted out the absurd story that what happened in Libya was the result of a spontaneous protest over a video gone awry.
Then, on Saturday, in the dead of night, the filmmaker in question was hauled in for questioning as the locusts in our media breathlessly snapped pictures. Things would only get worse on Sunday morning when UN Ambassador Susan Rice was trotted out to all the news shows to, yes, lie.
On behalf of an Administration that knew it wasn’t true, Susan Rice looked America and the media in the eye and told all of us that the planned and successful assassination of Ambassador Christopher Stevens by al-Qaeda was nothing more than a protest gone bad.
Obama’s White House spokesman Jay Carney would then go on for days to double down on this lie.
Moreover, Obama would then go on Univision, “The View” and before the United Nations to further this fabrication. Yes, just as recently as a couple of days ago, Obama blamed a film for what he knew the day after the attack was a terrorist attack.
This is a scandal of the highest order. For purely political purposes, the Obama Administration and the President himself have repeatedly lied to the American people. And not only is the media refusing to crystallize this story into the scandal it is, the media is a willing co-conspirator.
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