A new video is out culling down the Benghazi Townhall debate, of which there is no debate about the fact that Obama lied, people died…again. As NiceDeb opines “Candy and Eye Candy shouldn’t have had the last word on [Benghazi] in the Townhall Debate. The video below from Crossroads is a compilation of statements made by the White House, Eye-Candy himself, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, press kid Jay Carney, and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, about the Benghazi horror. Please watch it and pass it on.
Something that caught my attention is the look on Mitt Romney’s face as this exchange (seen at the very beginning of the video) is going forward. It’s a strange moment and Mitt’s face and body language shows that 1) he is astounded and appalled at the untruth he’s hearing, and 2) he will get to the bottom of it, if not in this debate then in the next, or on another day. Just after this exchange is when “Candy and Eye Candy” loaded the trap (that dialog is below also), which along with time restrictions kept Romney from pursuing what so many of us knew to be true.
The stage looks like this as Romney asks”
“You said in the Rose Garden, the day after the attack, it was an act of terror?”
Not a sound from Obama, so this look from Romney:
Still no answer from Obama, so this quizzical eyebrow-raising look:
Still nothing from Obama so Romney says:
It was not a spontaneous demonstration?
Obama interrupts in the middle of Romney’s question, but what he says in audible.
Romney then asks:
Is that what you’re saying?
Obama finally says:
“Please proceed Governor.”
The video makes it clear exactly what Obama and his administration said for many days moving forward. In the Rose Garden speech Obama said this:
4th paragraph: Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others [anti-Islam film]. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.
8th and 9th paragraphs: Of course, yesterday [anniversary of September 11, 2001] was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks. We mourned with the families who were lost on that day. I visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of Arlington Cemetery, and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed. And then last night, we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.
As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, [reference to September 11th, 2001] alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.
Leading up to the exchange you see at the very beginning of the below video, but not in the video below, is the question audience member Kerry Ladaka asks about who made the decision on security at the Benghazi Consulate. I won’t take time to quote it here, because Obama doesn’t come close to answering – he speaks of how much diplomats mean to him, he greets their coffins, he means what he says, but he doesn’t say a word about the decisions that put no security in place on September 11, 2012. Then Romney walks forward, and note that where he is standing, Michelle Obama is on the end of the short third row, right in front of him:
Romney: What I find more troubling than this, is that on the day following the assassination of a US Ambassador – the first time that’s happened since 1979, when we had four Americans killed there, when apparently we didn’t know what happened, that the President…the day after it happened, flies to Las Vegas for a political fundraiser and the next day to Colorado for another political event. I think these actions by a president and leader have symbolic significance, and perhaps even material significance, in that during that time we hope we can call in people who were actually eye-witnesses. We’ve read their accounts now about what happened, and it is very clear that this was not about a demonstration. This was about an attack by terrorists, and this calls into question the President’s whole policy in the Middle East. Look what’s happening in Syria, in Egypt, now in Libya. Consider the distance between ourselves and Israel, where the President said that he was going to put daylight between us and Israel. We have Iran four years closer to a nuclear bomb. Syria. Syria is not just a tragedy of 30,000 civilians being killed by a military, but also a strategically significant player for America.
The President’s role thoughout the Middle East began with an apology tour and pursued a strategy of leading from behind, and this strategy is unraveling before our very eyes.
[Romney walks back to his chair]
Candy asks Eye Candy, as he saunters toward her (and The Cocky Won really does saunter):
“Does the buck stop with your Secretary of State?
Eye-Candy spins [watch it at 5:45 secs in]
At 6:01 mins in the heated discussion of the Rose Garden speech begins.
Eye-Candy turns to Romney:
The day after the attack Governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror, and I also said we’re going to hunt down those who committed this crime. And then a few days later I was there greeting the caskets coming into Andrews Air Force Base and grieving with the families. The suggestion that anybody in my team, or the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador…anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we lost four of our own, Governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as President. That’s not what I do as Commander-in-Chief. [Eye-Candy walks back to his seat]
Candy tries to keep Romney from responding to Eye-Candy, and loses that one, however she tries to fix it when Eye-Candy says to Candy:
Eye-Candy: Get the transcript.
[Candy]: He did, in fact, sir. So let me call it an act of terror in the Rose Garden. He used the word–
[Eye-Candy]: Can you say that a little louder, Candy? (Applause.)
[Candy]: 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 of there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that. (Applause.)
Candy just happened to have this little Rose Garden speech transcript right at her fingers tips for Eye-Candy. Something rotten lurked at Hofstra that night.
American Crossroads Acts of Terror (Video)