Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Look Here: Obama’s Conscience Revealed!

On May 15, the New York Times’ White House correspondent Peter Baker wrote an article about the president’s “onset of woes.” At the end of the article, Baker penned what I believe to be one of the most important apparently overlooked (I’ve waited two weeks to see it repeated) passages to appear in a major publication this year:
as he was traveling on Marine One on Monday, Mr. Obama took note of news reports describing last Friday [May 10] as a terrible day. “You know what was actually a terrible day?” an aide recalled him saying. “The day Benghazi actually happened.”
Do you not see how stunningly revealing this quote is? It tells us how much Obama knew. He knew everything that was happening the night of September 11, 2012, he knew American officers were dying at the hands of terrorists, he knew he did nothing to salvage the disaster, he reveals he was frozen into immobility by fear that any “presidential” action he took to get on top of the disaster would drive home in spectacular fashion that once again, on a September 11, the world had changed, that al Qaeda was back, and back only five days after he said, “al-Qaida is on the path to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead.”

The 3 a.m. phone call had rung, and Obama hadn't picked up.  He knew, and he was desperately searching for a workable cover story, one that would explain inaction. Which he found. Which he used for a while. Before it began to unravel.

A terrible day indeed.

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