Here we have the ever-artful Jay Carney doing his worst snake oil sales pitch. For a guy who had no answers for James Rosen, he sure manages to mention every other thing and person possible except directly addressing Benghazi.
“Was there adequate security at the diplomatic facility in Benghazi to protect the Americans there, the answer is no”, Carney stated as a matter of fact. We know. But about the preparations and admissions… Nada. The failures live on and on.
Note what he did: Carney invoked the predecessor, Bush administration ,3 times. He invoked procedure, handled by the military, even though it was Obama’s statement and memo. He invoked partisan Republicans at least 3 times. He injects Fox as a firewall. And he finished his answer right where he started by admitting what he could not deny: that the security was inadequate.
Artful Carney sent him on a wild goose chase as if Rosen was taking issue with the Inspectors report, suggesting they are beyond question when they didn’t even question Hillary. Then he seemed to hand off to State that Hillary and Kerry had fixed all the screw ups, afterward, which apparently did not get fixed the night of the memo or next day.
Lets see, if the military commanders and Hillary would have started at that point that day, they would have almost a day to prepare or fix some of it. Now what was their excuse of why they could not respond to the attack in Benghazi? Oh right, it was due to not enough time.
But of course Carney talked in circles, just the way his logic works, to avoid that.
If you admit the day before that security is inadequate and then something does happen, which no one denies was related to inadequate security, what do you expect people to think? So why did they not ramp up security at that point? And if they did anything, then it was still not adequate because it was inadequate at the time of the attack. But even at the time of the attack, they did not try to respond and fix it. They did, however, follow the events unfolding. What we don’t know is if they ordered popcorn. (I’m sorry but that makes as much sense)
Yet all we get is circular reasoning and diversions from Carney. And we do know that Obama had the time to get to Vegas the next day flawlessly. Notice a pattern here? In the face of undesirable predictions, he tramples ahead undeterred with his political agenda. Ideology is supreme to the Rad-in-Chief. Lying is just a natural byproduct.
“This reflects partisan gamesmanship”, claims Jay, while Obama was locked in ‘partisan campaign’ mode during Benghazi, and could not be deterred from his next campaign “event”. More compassion for the fainting women on the campaign trail than he had for the Benghazi victims. “Predecessor” had nothing to do with that tar baby.