Mike Huckabee News
Oct 19 2012
People are still talking about Tuesday’s debate, but more about the moderator than the candidates. The point at which Candy Crowley seemed to be auditioning to become an NFL replacement ref by interfering with the game and blowing the call. Romney and Obama were arguing over whether Obama had called the deadly Libyan attacks a terrorist act the day after they happened, in his Rose Garden remarks. Obama said he had, Mitt challenged that, and Crowley suddenly stepped in on Obama’s side. Problem was, she didn’t have her facts straight. In that speech, Obama did use the phrase “acts of terror,” but not specifically referring to the Libyan attacks. He made it pretty clear that he consider that to be a mob reaction to a YouTube video insulting Islam. That was the story all his spokespeople stuck with for nearly two weeks. Even Obama himself repeated it at the U.N. over a week later.
This might all be just a matter of semantics, if it weren’t for the fact that somebody’s failure to recognize a terrorist threat, even with repeated warnings, resulted in the deaths of four Americans in Libya, and we still don’t know who or why. After the debate, the person who asked the question said that Obama spoke to him privately and explained that he couldn’t label it a terrorist attack right away because he had to wait to make sure that story was substantiated and wasn’t just disinformation. But that raises another question: if he didn’t want to spread disinformation, why not just say nothing instead of spending two weeks falsely blaming it on a guy who made a YouTube video? Wasn’t THAT unsubstantiated disinformation, as well?