America fed a fairy tale on Benghazi attack

This editorial originally appeared in the The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky.:

 

Just how damn stupid does the Obama Administration believe the American people are?

The answer is pretty damn stupid based on the highly implausible and absurd fairy tale spouted for days by administration officials that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was the spontaneous reaction to an obscure video.

White House spokesman Jay Carney and United Nations Ambassadors Susan Rice were among the high administration officials who were parroting this party line regarding a violent attack that took the life of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three more Americans.

Americans, however, are a lot sharper than this administration gives them credit for. Many citizens were not buying the Obama narrative from day one. It seemed more than passing strange that this attack occurred on the anniversary of 9/11 and that the spontaneous mob was conveniently armed with automatic weapons and grenade launchers and from all accounts were well organized.

These facts strongly suggested a coordinated terrorist attack to the man on the street who was also hearing media reports that the president of Libya was very adamant that this was not a spontaneous event related to the video.

Now we learn that our State Department has broken with the administration and says it never believed the Benghazi attack was a film protest.

Good for the State Department. We commend it for not falling on its sword to provide cover for the utter stupidity demonstrated by its administration. ...

Americans over a certain age remember the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Iran during the presidency of Jimmy Carter.

That brings to mind a bumper sticker we saw that suggests that Obama’s presidency represents Carter’s second term.

It certainly appears in the aftermath of Benghazi that the sticker is on target.

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