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Obama Admitted He Lied To Debate Questioner

From Erik Wemple’s blog at the Washington Post:

Presidential debate: Libya questioner says Obama didn’t answer

By Erik Wemple | Wed October 17, 2012

Simply no. “I really didn’t think he totally answered the question satisfactorily as far as I was concerned,” Ladka tells the Erik Wemple Blog.

Jeez, what about the president’s response could possibly have disappointed Ladka? Was it the fact that he started out with a canned talking point, inserted, perhaps, in the hope that the audience will forget the question? …

[A]ll by the way of not answering the question Ladka had placed before him. The president’s clear intent to sidestep Ladka’s inquiry might have prompted activist moderator Candy Crowley to say, Hey, how ‘bout an answer, Mr. President?

She didn’t, and the conversation careened toward a clash over whether the president had given the country a timely admission that Benghazi was a terrorist attack.

As a member of the news media, Ms. Crowley’s job there was to protect Obama from these kind of questions about Libya. In fact, if those four people at the Benghazi consulate had gotten the kind of protection our media provides Obama everyday, they would still be alive today.

President Obama, though, wasn’t done with Kerry Ladka. “After the debate, the president came over to me and spent about two minutes with me privately,” says the 61-year-old Ladka…

According to Ladka, Obama gave him ”more information about why he delayed calling the attack a terorist [sic] attack.” …

In other words, Obama privately acknowledged that he deliberately delayed calling Libya a "terrorist attack." Which puts the lie to everything he and his debate partner Candy Crowley had told the American people, less than an hour and a hour earlier.

The rationale for the delay, Obama explained to Ladka, was to make sure that the “intelligence he was acting on was real intelligence and not disinformation,” recalls Ladka.

So why didn’t Obama simply say this in response the original question, instead of blatantly lying and claiming that he did call it a terrorist act from the start?

Besides, instead of telling us they didn’t know enough details yet, Obama and Hillary and the rest of the administration flooded the airwaves with their own form of "disinformation." They claimed the attack was due to a hateful video that denigrated other people’s religious beliefs.

That disinformation just happened to let Obama off the hook. He didn’t have to admit he might have been mistaken in backing the Arab Spring and the Libyan rebels. And he didn’t have to admit he was mistaken in claiming he had defeated Al Qaeda.

As to Ladka’s question about who turned down the Benghazi security requests and why, Obama reportedly told him that “releasing the individual names of anyone in the State Department would really put them at risk,” Ladka says.

First of all, Ladka wasn’t asking for names. Second, he also asked why they denied security. And Obama never answered that question, either.

Obama’s retail politics left an impression on Ladka:”I appreciate his private answer more than his public answer,” he says. Spoken like a very genuine undecided voter, Ladka says he wasn’t impressed with Romney’s response to the Libya matter, either…

For the record, Mr. Ladka does not seem to be undecided. He has subsequently said he loves Obama-Care and he is afraid Romney will turn Medicare into a voucher system. Which is to say he is a typical Obama supporter who has based his decision entirely upon disinformation.

For the record, even the Politico is now admitting that Obama and Crowley lied. In their article about Mr. Ladka’s revelation they write:

Publicly, the administration has insisted that there was no delay in calling the raid a terrorist attack. Although the president did say the day afterward that "no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation," he and his administration did not explicitly call the Benghazi raid a terrorist attack until a week later.

It’s good thing the Politico buried this admission in the second to last paragraph of their article, or somebody might have seen it.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, October 18th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama Admitted He Lied To Debate Questioner”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Something about Obama talking and “Quack, quack, quack quack!”.




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