For those who watched the second Presidential debate tonight, you were exposed to a President who looked right into the camera and said that in the Rose Garden the day after, he called the Benghazi attack an act of terror.
ROMNEY: I — I think interesting the president just said something which — which is that on the day after the attack he went into the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror.
OBAMA: That’s what I said.
ROMNEY: You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror.
It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying?
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.
OBAMA: Get the transcript.
CROWLEY: It — it — it — he did in fact, sir. So let me — let me call it an act of terror…
OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy?
CROWLEY: He — he did call it an act of terror. It did as well take — it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that.
ROMNEY: This — the administration — the administration indicated this was a reaction to a video and was a spontaneous reaction.
CROWLEY: It did.
When President Obama used the word “Terror” or any of variation of the word, he said this.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation,
Now, in order, I am going to give you each description of the attack that President Obama gave that day in the Rose Garden.
“Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi.”
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack.”
“…we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.”
Obama makes a veiled reference to the Youtube video in the next statement.
“We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence.”
“The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts”
“Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans.”
“And then last night we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.”
Towards the end of the press conference, Obama made his first and only reference to terrorism.
“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation,”
But then he continues to describe the attack
“We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act.”
“But we also know that the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers.”
At the end of this post, the video is available for you to watch the press conference in full, but I do want to give a quick round up of thoughts I had during the debate.
5 trillion debt for Obama’s 5 million jobs, how much is that per job?
0 — Amount of mammograms performed by all Planned Parenthood centers combined in the past year
Yeah, Osama Bin Laden is dead, and Muslim extremists have much more power today than they did four years ago.
Yes Obama, I get it, you aren’t interested in making middle class people richer, you’re too focused on making rich people poorer.
Another four years of Obama and Americans will be going into Mexico illegally for jobs.
Wow, it only took three years and 9 months for Obama to finally take responsibility for something.
Wow. Obama kept blaming a Youtube video and now he’s acting like he’s always said that it was a planned attack???? Wow, are there people that stupid?
But I still wish Obama was this passionate about saving everybody’s job as much as he is about saving his own.