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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Obama denied 9-11 terrorism

The Wash. Post fact checker details how the Barack Obama administration repeatedly tried to blame a Google YouTube video for the 9-11 Libya attack, instead of a terrorist organization. In the debate, Obama insisted that he called the attack an "act of terror" the next day. Here is what Obama actually said:
Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts … 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.
It sure seems to me that he was attributing the senseless violence to the denigration of religious beliefs. Yes, he said that "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve", but he never said that the Libyan 9-11 attack was an act of terror until weeks later. Now everyone agrees to what should have been obvious all along -- a 9-11 attack on an American ambassador with rocket-propelled grenades was a terrorist attack, and not a protest about a YouTube video.

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