Who Can You Trust?

I don’t like writing posts like this.  It pains me to say that our President and his Administration are lying to us.  I also don’t take that charge lightly.  So I document this and let you see for yourself.

After the attack on our Consulate in Libya on 9/11, the Obama Administration told us it was the work of protesters angry over a video they felt was disrespectful to their religion.  But we now know that was not the case, and that the Administration knew it wasn’t from day one.  From a Fox News report:

U.S. intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that it was a terrorist attack and suspected Al Qaeda-tied elements were involved, sources told Fox News — though it took the administration a week to acknowledge it.

The account sharply conflicts with claims on the Sunday after the attack by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice that the administration believed the strike was a “spontaneous” event triggered by protests in Egypt over an anti-Islam film.

In other words, they lied.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney:

We also need to understand that this is a fairly volatile situation and it is in response not to United States policy, not to…obviously the Administration, not to the American people, it is in response to a video, a film that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting.

Again, Carney said:

Let’s be clear.  These protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region.

But the Libyan government immediately said this was a pre-planned attack, and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta later admitted,

“As we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack,”

This directly contradicts Ambassador Rice, who had said

“The best assessment we have today is that, in fact, this was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack, that what happened initially is that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video,”

More from the Fox report:

Intelligence sources said that the Obama administration internally labeled the attack terrorism from the first day in order to unlock and mobilize certain resources to respond, and that officials were looking for one specific suspect.

This is very disturbing on two levels:

1) That the Administration would lie to the American public repeatedly, knowing the truth would eventually come out.


2) That the media would say almost nothing about it. I think they spent more time criticizing Mitt Romney’s reaction to the events in Cairo than they did reporting the White House’s dishonesty.

Ask yourself, if a Republican were in the White House, would the media treat this the same way?

Pat Caddell worked for the Jimmy Carter Administration.  He had this to say about the media’s evolution to its current day form of choosing sides.

The press’s job is to stand on the ramparts and protect the liberty and freedom of all of us from a government and from organized governmental power.  When they desert those ramparts and they go to serve on the side that they will now become active and participants; when they decide that their job is not simply both to tell you who you may vote for and who you may not, but worse — and this is the danger of the last two weeks — what truth that you may know as an American and what truth you are not allowed to know, they have then made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy. And, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people.

Strong words from a Democrat pollster.  Again I urge you, go check things out for yourself!  You cannot count on the media to report the truth.  And you cannot count on this Administration to tell the truth.