CNN’s “State of the Union: John McCain calls Obama, “Inept” and “Ignorant” in Reaction & Response to Libya Attack & Murders
Well, if the ineptness and ignorance fits, where it …
This morning on CNN’s ‘State of the Union” Senator John McCain (AZ-R) called President Barack Obama “inept” and “ignorant” in his handling of the response in handling the recent attacks and murders in Libya. As reported at The Hill, McCain called the Obama Administrations response after attack on the Benghazi Consulate and the death of four Americans political spin and it did not pass the smell test. However, isn’t this par for the course for Obama? The Obama administration found it so hard to call the underwear bomber or the Time Square bomber, instead it was a one off. They found it difficult to call the Ft. Hood shooting terrorism, instead that was work place violence.
The Arizona Republican said the administration’s initial claim that an anti-Muslim video incited the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was political spin that “doesn’t pass the smell test.”
“It was either willful ignorance or dismal intelligence to think that people come to spontaneous demonstrations with heavy weapons, mortars, and the attack goes on for hours,” McCain said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.
“To blame it on the video … shows the absolute ineptitude and ignorance of the realities,” McCain added. “It’s not the videos, it’s the radical Islamists [who] are pushing the videos.”
McCain said the White House was initially reluctant to label the attack a planned act of terrorism for fear of exposing the level of turmoil in the Middle East, a region he characterized as “unraveling” under Obama’s watch.
John McCain, the senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, stated of Obama’s response to the Libyan attack … “It interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey that Al Qaeda is on the wane [and] that everything’s fine in the Middle East.” Thus the reason why many have dubbed the politicization of the Obama administration to call the deaths of four Americans terrorism from the outset and when intel know it was terrorism … Benghazi-gate.
The following reaction and response from the Obama administration is most telling. Appearing on the same program, David Axelrod, a senior Obama campaign adviser, defended the administration’s response to the Benghazi attack, arguing that the White House was simply reacting to what was known at the time. Haven’t we seen this from the Obamaites before … it’s not Obama’s fault, blame someone else. What leadership.
Defending the administration’s initial take on the event earlier this month, Axelrod said officials were making judgments based on the intelligence they had at the time.
“That was the original information that that was given to us,” Axelrod said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “What we don’t need is a president or an administration that shoots first and asks questions later.” [Editors note: you mean like when Obama falsely accused the Cambridge, MA police of racism and acting stupidly? Or when he interjected himself in the Trayvon martin case without knowing the facts?]
Hmm, the Obama campaign adviser is defending the administration’s response, not some one from the White House? Doesn’t that tell you all you need as to the White House’s response to the attacks was political and every thing the Obama Admin does is for campaign purposes not leadership. Ever since Obama took office he has been in campaign mode, why should this be any different?