David Axelrod, one of the shiftiest characters in the shifty Obama camp, tried to explain the contradictory statements coming out of the administration on the Libyan attack in Benghazi.
"Axelrod said on “Fox News Sunday” that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, several days after the attack, and Vice President Joe Biden last week gave information based on what they knew at the time."
“Anybody would have said the same thing,” Axelrod told Fox News. “That was the intelligence we were receiving.”
Susan Rice's statements were made 5 days after the attack. Yet, within 24 hours of the attack, our intelligence services knew that it was a pre-planned terror attack. There never was a protest at the consulate-only the attack itself with heavy weapons, no less.
Joe Biden's statement at the debate that "they" didn't know that our people in Libya had requested more security is in conflict with what 4 State/military officials had already told the House Oversight committee under oath.
"Axelrod said the Benghazi attack is “not a matter of blaming anyone” and that “sometimes the intelligence has to catch up with what’s on the ground.”
Or vice-versa. It seems the earliest correct assessment was that by intelligence within 24 hours after the attack that pointed to a pre-planned terrorist attack. Yet everybody else perpetuated the spontaneous-protest-over-a-video-that got-out-of-hand line for a week.
"Axelrod said Biden “was talking about what the White House knew,” not about the Defense Department and the rest of the administration."
Huh? Does that mean that the White House knew one thing, while the Defense Department knew another thing, while the State Department knew another thing, while the rest of the administration knew yet another thing? Don't these people talk to each other-especially when 4 American diplomatic personnel are murdered in a terror attack against one of our consulates?
He also said Obama met with the security team on the day after the attack before going to a campaign fundraiser to Las Vegas.
“I assure you that the president was in contact with all those who had information and responsibility in the national security chain,” Axelrod said.
That campaign trip to Las Vegas should have been cancelled. By there own words, they were trying to figure out what the hell happened, yet, Obama flies off to Vegas.
"He also said: “There is nobody on this planet more concerned about getting to the bottom of this than the president.”
Seems to me we pretty much are at the bottom of this. We have ineptitude, lax security, confusion, lies and cover-up- the latter two for the purpose of protecting Obama's re-election chances. The ultimate fault lies with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. All that remains is for the administration to decide who the scapegoat(s) will be. Had this happened to a Japanese diplomatic mission, we would be seeing mass resignations and people disemboweling themselves.