“Nearly Half of Voters Don’t Like Obama’s Handling of Libya Attacks”

| October 11 2012
Greg Conterio

That is the headline I saw this morning when I started clicking-through the news.  I find this utterly astonishing.  Nearly half don’t like his handling of Libya.  That means more than half either don’t much care, or are OK with it.  Seriously.

Here is a little reality check: The White House lied about Libya.  Not lied as in “Mitt Romney said something inconvenient about us, so we want to convince you it isn’t really true” but lied as in they knew what the facts were, and deliberately told the American People a different story they knew was not true.

This is not campaign posturing or a matter of subjective opinion, it is an indisputable, objective fact: the White House knew, within hours, the attack in Libya was committed by terrorists, and they spun us an obviously false story in order not to look-bad and avoid responsibility.  The story about the spontaneous protest over a video was completely self-serving.  It was insulting to Americans, and even more insulting to Muslims, because at some point, someone had to make the calculation that we would buy it.  They deliberately played upon a stereotype of Muslims, expecting the idea of violently murderous mobs sparked by a video would be readily believed, which is truly ironic coming as it does from the same people continuously wagging their finger at America for being “islamophobic.”

That more than fifty percent of Americans appear to be either neutral or approving of such behavior is truly unbelievable.  A large part of the responsibility for this fact of course rests with the left-wing media, who by and large have ignored or sugar-coated this story.  Yes, that’s the very same media which transformed the two-word phrase intelligence failures into household words while trying to cement responsibility for those failures to the Bush administration.  That doesn’t explain how such a large percentage could possibly not disapprove of Obama’s handling of Libya.  The fact is, there is a great number of Democrats and liberals who know Obama lied about Libya.  They simply don’t care.  Keep this fact in mind as you listen to them prattle-on about how Romney supposedly lied during the debate last week.    They deserve nothing but contempt.

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