Carter Ham: Sure, We Knew Benghazi Was a Terror Attack Right Away

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 at 6:42 am

Yes, we know Benghazi is “old news” according to the bumbling Obama flunkies, but the attack that’s now over ten months old is still fresh in the minds of Americans who have been stonewalled and lied to since September 11, 2012.

The former head of U.S. forces in Africa, General Carter Ham, told the Aspen Security Forum that it quickly became clear the assault on the American consulate in Benghazi last year was a terrorist attack and not a spontaneous demonstration.

“It became apparent to all of us quickly that this was not a demonstration, this was a violent attack,” Ham said. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton initially had portrayed the embassy attack as a response to an inflammatory internet video.

Apparent to everyone except for Barack Obama, whose whereabouts that night are still unknown, as well as Hillary Clinton, who together with Obama lied to the nation and pushed the cockamamie YouTube tale for weeks thereafter.

Ham said he was in Washington D.C. for a routine meeting on September 11, 2012 with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Martin Dempsey, when an alert came in from commanders in Stuttgart, Germany that a violent assault was underway on the consulate in Benghazi and Ambassador Chris Stevens was missing.

Asked if it was a terrorist attack, Ham said the intelligence left no doubt that it was.

“I don’t know if that was my first reaction, but pretty quickly as we started to gain understanding within the hours after the initiation of the attack, yes.”

Spokesthing Jen Psaki pushed the “old news” canard, naturally.

“I’m not going to litigate what’s already been evaluated,”said spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

Nobody’s asking to litigate, we just want the truth. How difficult is that? Don’t forget, two weeks after the terror attack Obama stood up and lied to the world.

“In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they are willing to tolerate freedom for others,” Obama told the United Nations.

“That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world,” he said.

Look, we all know it was the stretch of a presidential election and just a week earlier at their convention the Democrats kept repeating that GM was alive and al Qaeda was dead. Ironically today al Qaeda is very much alive and Detroit is dead. But don’t you know, Detroit’s problems are all the fault of the GOP.

4 Responses to “Carter Ham: Sure, We Knew Benghazi Was a Terror Attack Right Away”

  1. JoyO on 23/23/13 at 10:45 am

    Here’s a tweet from one of the Instapundit readers that really nails Obama on Benghazi:

    The most famous white Hispanic helped rescue 4 Americans. The most famous black Caucasian refused to rescue 4 Americans! Who’s A HATER?

  2. Rick Caird on 23/23/13 at 11:14 am

    I still maintain that if Romney had been a little more sure of himself and could have remembered the UN speech, he could have turned on Candy Crawley, pointed out her error, asked her when she decided she would become a debate participant rather than a moderator, and flat out told her that if she had an ounce of integrity, she would leave leave the auditorium right now, the whole outcome of the election would have been different. For one thing Romney could have turned to Obama and asked him why he lied to the UN. That would have been a fun answer to hear.

  3. motionview on 23/23/13 at 11:25 am

    Where was Barack Obama that night, that the Administration is so worried about keeping quiet? Dialing for campaign dollars.

  4. Mohammed the Teddy-Bear on 23/23/13 at 2:18 pm

    “Where was Barack Obama that night, that the Administration is so worried about keeping quiet? Dialing for campaign dollars.”

    Uhmmmm, no. He was *cough* Reggie *hack, wheeze* Love *cough* planting seeds in the WH Garden.