Remember the umbrage Obama took last night about how mean Mitt Romney was to him for daring to point out his pathetic obsession with the stupid YouTube video? Well, how do they explain this?
The State Department has not ruled out the possibility that the deadly terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were motivated by an anti-Islamic video, despite a growing chorus of criticism over the Obama administration’s initial claims that the violence was a “spontaneous” outgrowth of a protest over the video.
The assault on the consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans occurred on Sept. 11, the anniversary of the terrorists attacks in the U.S., and authorities now suspect it was carried out by extremists with ties to Al Qaeda.
Republicans — from Capitol Hill lawmakers to Mitt Romney — have blasted Obama administration officials for repeatedly citing the crudely made video, which was produced in the United States and posted online months ago. Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., in particular has taken heat for saying on five different networks’ Sunday shows five days after the attacks that it was a “spontaneous” event that grew out of the protests of the video that have swept the region.
Republicans have called such statements by Rice, White House spokesman Jay Carney and others misleading at best and possibly driven by a desire to downplay a terrorist attack so close to the presidential election.
Candy Crowley was unavailable for comment.