Just amazing. Keep spinning and before you know it they’ll claim this as a foreign policy success because only four people were murdered.
“Will the president concede this was a foreign policy failure?” NBC’s Willie Geist asked Stephanie Cutter this morning in anticipation of the debate tonight.
“No,” Cutter replied. “We live in a dangerous world. Any time American lives are lost, it’s a terrible tragedy. And the president acted quickly to make sure that every other embassy was protected, we’re getting to the bottom of it, and we need to work this investigation through. It’s really important that we not politicize this process.”The investigation to which Cutter alluded — especially the State Department’s Accountability Review Board — will not be completed until after the election.
Cutter’s attempt to distance the attack from Obama’s foreign policy comports with Obama’s public commentary on the attack since it took place.
It’s one thing to try to spin positively, quite another to pretend this isn’t a total disaster for Obama. But the talking points robot does her best. After nearly ix weeks of lies and obfuscation, she actually claims it’s been a transparent process.
Update: A reality check for what actually happened.