President Barack Obama insisted during Tuesday night’s debate with Mitt Romney that the day after the Libyan embassy was attacked on Sept. 11, he called it an act of terrorism. He did no such thing.
In his remarks that day in the Rose Garden, he referred to 9/11 and other terror attacks and said, “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation …” But he certainly did not call the Benghazi attack the work of terrorists.
Indeed for two weeks afterward, the administration tried to sell the idea that the attack that claimed our ambassador and three other Americans sprang suddenly from an Internet video that was critical of Islam.
We understand that spin is part of the game in politics, but Obama and his team are treating the American people like fools with their continued bobbing and weaving on this issue.
How refreshing it would be to see the president stand up and say of Benghazi, “We failed.” If that happens, it surely won’t be until after Election Day.