Tell me again how there is no reason to believe that the Obama Administration tried to mislead us regarding Benghazi.
And I’ll laugh in your face.
Nicely, of course.
Today the State Department, faced with a network offering undeniable proof that State was lying about the whereabouts of Secretary of State John Kerry during the collapse of the Egyptian government, a certified international crisis, admitted that its leader was on his boat recreating “briefly,” as had been previously reported by a CBS producer who saw him. This was not before, however, the State Department did what the Obama Administration has shown that it will do routinely and reflexively when it senses that it has screwed up: lie, lie, lie.
A “CBS This Morning” producer spotted Kerry on his boat Wednesday afternoon on Nantucket, where Kerry has a vacation home. When “CBS This Morning” senior producer Mosheh Oinounou tweeted about the sighting, Psaki issued a denial, calling the tweet “completely inaccurate” and said Kerry has been “working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt.” Also on Wednesday afternoon, the White House released a photo of the president and his national security team meeting in the situation Room. Kerry was not present in the photo, but his office said he did participate in the meeting via a secure phone line. On Thursday night, CBS News obtained a photo of Kerry on his boat and sent it to the State Department, asking whether they still stand by their denial that Kerry was on a boat. The response: “Yes.”
This response is what won John Kerry’s Department its Jumbo.
Obama’s State Department lies. His I.R.S. lies. His head of the N.S.A. lies (but apologizes!) His National Security Advisor lies. His Justice Department lies. His press secretary lies. They all lie to try to cover-up the incompetence and arrogance that ooze from every pore of the executive branch, assuming that the compliant, lap dog news media that smoothed the road to election and re-election can be counted upon to shrug off each example of public deception as an isolated instance, not a trend or a symptom of a corrupt and deceptive leadership culture.
Why anyone believes anything anyone in this administration says, from the President on down, is a mystery. It is fine to want your leader to be a great man. It is irresponsible, indeed idiotic, to keep pretending he is when all experience and evidence indicates otherwise.
Facts and Graphic: CBS