February 08, 2013

Leftist Media Praises Obama For Telling The Truth About Skeet Shooting; Ignores The Fact He Lied About Benghazi

When the White House released a photograph of President Obama skeet shooting, the folks over at MSNBC were giddy with excitement and praise:

But when Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, it was revealed that President Obama had lied about his activities on the night Ambassador Chris Stevens and four other Americans were dragged from the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and slaughtered by an insurgent mob:

The attack on the consulate had already been under way for 90 minutes at that time. Neither the president nor anyone else from the White House called afterwards to check what was happening; the Commander-in-Chief had left it "up to us," said Panetta.

Panetta's testimony directly contradicts President Obama's own claim to have issued "three direectives" as soon as he learned "what was going on" in Benghazi. As he told a Denver reporter in October:

I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure we are securing our personnel and that we are doing whatever we need to. Number two, we are going to investigate exactly what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.

That same claim was subsequently repeated by other Democrats, including Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, who came to the president's defense. But if those directives were indeed given--and proof has never been produced--they were given long after the attack, not while the attack was going on, during which time the president did nothing.

Obama lied, Americans died. But the media is too impressed with his skeet shooting skills to notice.

By DMartyr at 10:43 AM | Comments |