So President Obama had a press conference today. As Ace explains it- he gave no real answers, but he did have time for "a smoghasbord of evasions and feigned outrage."
Here's the pull quote:
"As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and besmirch her reputation is outrageous," President Obama said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Now, Ace highlights a couple of things: that if President Obama is going to say "come after me, bro" then Senators McCain and Graham ought to say "Okay, we'll subpoena you for Friday." He also points out the President's typically passive language.
I want to highlight something else: Look at that formulation again. Susan Rice "made an appearance at the request of the White House." That would be President Obama, unless the physical White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC suddenly started talking. "...She gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her." In other words, despite the fact that we have documented that the White House knew before the terror attack was over that it was an Al Qaida linked terror attack, Ambassador Rice was given "intelligence" which indicated a YouTube video was to blame.
Now, I'm guessing that Susan Rice is not stupid. I'm guessing she, like everyone else with a frontal lobe thought, "Seriously, that's the official line?" And she did it anyway. She lied- it doesn't matter whether or not she knew what the truth was, she certainly knew it wasn't the line she'd been fed. She lied at the Presidents specific direction.
Then, the fact that other Administration officials supported this story- again, despite the fact we know know what the truth was, and knew even then what the truth wasn't- means that "the White House" (read: President Barack Hussein Obama) had given them that story and told them to repeat it. Not only did they repeat it, they repeated it under oath.
So add that to the list.
Barack Obama knew that the mission in Benghazi was woefully under-protected, and he did nothing.
Ambassador Chris Steven begged for more security, and Obama did nothing.
When the attack occurred, local support was ordered -twice- to "stand down."
When the attack occurred, a military response was never mounted, despite the fact that fighter planes could have arrived in an hour or less, and commandos in 3 hours or less.
When the attack occurred, Barack Obama WENT TO BED.
When questions started being asked, Barack Obama suborned perjury.
Okay, Messrs. Boehner, Cantor, Graham, and McCain. You heard the man, go after him. When can we expect the articles of impeachment?