Still weav­ing, still de­ceiv­ing

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - GREGORY J. TO­PLIFF War­renville, S.C.

Af­ter watch­ing White House spokesman Jay Car­ney re­spond to ques­tions from the news me­dia re­gard­ing an email about the Beng­hazi killings, it was clear that Mr. Car­ney has no con­cep­tion of re­al­ity or the truth (“Car­ney faces tor­rent of ques­tions on Beng­hazi,” Web, May 10).

Re­cently, the pri­vate or­ga­ni­za­tion Ju­di­cial Watch went to court re­quest­ing doc­u­ments re­gard­ing Beng­hazi. An email in ques­tion de­tailed the White House nar­ra­tive to mis­in­form the pub­lic; namely, that the at­tack on our em­bassy in Beng­hazi, Libya, had re­sulted from a video that in­sulted Mus­lims.

Mr. Car­ney stated the new sup­posed smok­ing gun was “bo­gus” and that the emails had noth­ing to do with Beng­hazi. He to­tally ig­nored the fact that the head­ing re­gard­ing the email stated that Beng­hazi was the rea­son for the email. While blow­ing off any wrong­do­ing, Mr. Car­ney kept pound­ing the party line that the ad­min­is­tra­tion had only been re­port­ing what it learned from the CIA and that the in­ci­dent was very fluid.

As a for­mer law-en­force­ment of­fi­cer, I’ve heard just about ev­ery ex­cuse in the book when it comes to cov­er­ing back­sides. When you don’t have the ev­i­dence to make a claim against any­one, you keep your mouth shut un­til you do. The fact that the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion sent out then-U.N. Am­bas­sador Su­san Rice to play down the ter­ror­ist at­tack just be­fore elec­tion time was the main fac­tor to per­pet­u­ate the lie. Pres­i­dent Obama pre­vi­ously an­nounced to the world that al Qaeda was dead — know­ing that it wasn’t.

To add in­sult to in­jury, Mr. Obama knew shortly af­ter the in­ci­dent that it hadn’t been about a video, and he went be­fore the United Na­tions and on tele­vi­sion in­ter­views ly­ing like a child with his hand caught in a cookie jar.

Oh, what a tan­gled web we weave when we prac­tice to de­ceive.

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