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On CNN's "State of the Union" on September 30, Candy Crowley insisted David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief strategist, was wrong when Axelrod tried to claim President Barack Obama called the Benghazi attack "an act of terror" on the day after.
"First, they said it was not planned, it was part of this tape," Crowley said when Axelrod tried to spin her.
This was Crowley the journalist, unlike the pro-Obama advocate who moderated Tuesday's debate between Obama and Mitt Romney and interjected herself into an argument between Obama and Romney on the exact same issue -- and took Obama's side......
Crowley to Axelrod: Obama Never Said Benghazi Attack Was 'Act of Terror'
When Axelrod tried to tell Crowley that the "president called it an act of terror the day after it happened," Crowley rejected the spin and corrected Axelrod, telling him that Obama said the the attacks were not "planned" and was "part of this tape," in reference to the obscure anti-Muhammad Internet video the Obama administration blamed:
CROWLEY: First, they said it was not planned, it was part of this tape. All that stuff.
AXELROD: As the director of national intelligence said on Friday, that was the original information that that was given to us. What we don't need is a president or an administration that shoots first and asks questions later.
Originally posted by Alxandro
reply to post by newcovenant
Not so fast.
“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation,”
We could debate this issue till Candy regains her credibility, but the facts are:
He initially blamed it on the YouTube video.
He was doing a fund raiser in Vegas while Chris Stevens was being dragged through the streets of Benghazi.
He may have used the word "terror" while making a generalized statement regarding any act of terror, but that same statement did not include the words "Libya" or "Benghazi".
ROMNEY: You said in the rose garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror, it was not a spontaneous demonstration?
OBAMA: Please proceed governor.
ROMNEY: I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.
Originally posted by Macabe
OMG, the whining from the cons...
Obama stated it was an act of terror on 9/12:
“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.”
and again on 9/13:
“And we want to send a message all around the world — anybody who would do us harm: No act of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world, and no act of violence will shake the resolve of the United States of America.”
Get over it already. Crowley was 100% correct in confirming that fact. Your whining is bordering on the absurd. When Obama flubbed the first debate, libs blamed Obama. When Romney flubs the 2nd debate, the cons try to blame everyone else. PATHETIC.
Originally posted by sealing
ATS where reality ceases to exist.
Right after the event, he called them terrorist acts.
It's a fact.
abcnews.go.com...edit on 17-10-2012 by sealing because: (no reason given)