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October 04. 2012 11:22PM

The Libya lie: Obama hid the truth

Facts keep getting in the way of President Obama’s narratives. The most disturbing of the many examples: Libya.

We now know three things about the deadly attacks on our consulate in Benghazi that President Obama did not want us to know.

Ÿ The State Department had warnings of an attack for months before it took place. A State Department official confirmed to a House investigative panel that “there were 13 threats made against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, during the six months before the Sept. 11 attack on the facility,” CBS News reported on Wednesday.

Ÿ The Obama administration failed to act on those threats. As CBS News reported, “the U.S. mission had made repeated requests for increased security” before the Sept. 11 attack. National Security reporter Eli Lake of Newsweek reported on Wednesday that the State Department denied those requests, and instead reduced security for our personnel in Libya.

Ÿ U.S. officials knew within 24 hours of the attack that it was planned and executed by an al-Qaida affiliate. And yet the administration insisted that it was merely a rowdy film review. The President even went before the United Nations to blame and denounce the video, though he knew we had been attacked by terrorists.

There is no other conclusion but that President Obama deliberately deceived the American people to hide the fact that the nation had suffered a terrorist attack on his watch.


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