Remember the movie the Big Sleep? The Big Lie would be a fitting title for a film about the Obama administration. Except there have been so many lies that no one would know what the movie is about.
On the other hand, the one spun by Susan Rice, repeated by Jay Carney and the Campaigner-in-Chief is in a class by itself. Maybe the title should be the Biggest Lie.
Now that the truth can no longer be ignored even by the MSM, Carney finally uttered the forbidden words – terrorist attack- even said that the storming of the Libyan consulate was a “self evident terrorist attack.” Funny, it wasn’t self evident to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on Sunday. In Obama speak “It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States.”
She even disputed Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif when he contradicted the Obama narrative. As for the president, he originally referred to “acts of terror” last week in his initial statement on the attack but has since been unable to bring himself to say the T word. The best he can manage is “extremists” in describing the perpetrators of events in Libya.
That’s understandable. If you’d been bragging about your foreign policy, and how you practically single handedly killed Osama bin Laden and neutralized al Qaida, you wouldn’t want to admit that it’s all bunk. People might connect the murder of our ambassador and three other Americans to Obama’s disengagement in the region and the subsequent projection of American weakness.
Remember when, during the 2008 campaign Obama said, “The Afghan people must know that our commitment to their future is enduring, because the security of Afghanistan and the United States is shared.”
Who knew that enduring meant until he ran for a second term.
Our Campaigner-in-Chief, whose brilliance is always touted by his acolytes, brags about “bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. I’ve set a timetable.” He said. “We will have them all out of there by 2014,’”
Now all the bad guys have to do is hunker down and wait. Even if our president hasn’t figured it out, the Afghans know that they will have to cope with a newly emboldened Taliban and they know what that means for their families. It’s no wonder they are looking ahead and switching sides.
Afghan government troops have turned their guns on NATO forces 36 times this year, killing 51, most of them Americans. That is more attacks than the last two years combined.
Announcing the date for withdrawing from Afghanistan plays well with Obama’s base. It was the politically smart to do. However, playing politics with national security isn’t the same as buying votes with government handouts or throwing money away on “green energy.” When this bill comes due it is paid in human lives.
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s favorite punch line is, “I don’t get no respect.” In the consuls of our enemies neither does Obama’s America.