Krauthammer: Benghazi threatened White House narrative
Columnist on how Libya attack was spun by the White House
- Duration 6:47
- Date Nov 27, 2012
Columnist on how Libya attack was spun by the White House
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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching -- survival of the talking points memo and our next segment it's more Christmas chaos is the holiday is again under attack this year.
But -- lead story tonight three Republican senators McCain from Arizona Graham from South Carolina and a -- from New Hampshire met with UN ambassador Susan Rice today.
They remember that ambassador rice misled the world about how Libyan ambassador Christopher Stephens was murdered and -- -- on 9/11.
The senators wanted to hear -- -- explanation because she might be nominated as secretary of state.
But the meeting did not go well because the issue of initially ignoring that terrorists involvement was not explain by doctor writes.
As I understand it the explanation is that that was being withheld.
The al-Qaeda involvement was that point of the talking points is being withheld for classified.
Reasons but I also.
Explored didn't you question that because that left if you -- admit that portion of the talking points at least a very different impressions the American people.
And frankly I didn't get the satisfactory answer to that.
And joining us now from Washington to react Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer -- it's a bigger mess now than it's ever been and here's my assessment based on what happened today.
Who's gonna wanna record -- this is what I think is gonna happen and you could tell me from right or wrong in your opinion.
I think that the White House and the Obama reelection committee all right that means David -- Basically said that after the murder of the ambassador there we're gonna attempt this story down.
So it didn't in -- on their narrative.
That the Obama administration had decimated al-Qaeda.
And so they ordered doctor rice the ambassador -- the UN to go out on the Sunday shows and say that the stimulus for the murder.
Was a video rather than a planned terrorist attack which the ambassador did she followed orders she was a good soldier.
It's all caught up too -- Am -- wrong.
I -- -- actually right.
In science is a principal called hawk comes razor.
Which means that the simplest explanation for any physical phenomenon.
Is most likely the true was.
This is the clearest and most simple explanation.
For why -- complete a whopper.
Was told to America on all five shows.
By Susan Rice it did -- the real story would have gone against the narrative remember the time -- here.
We're just a week and a half after the Charlotte convention.
We -- just after day after day after day.
Have Democrats and dancing on the grave of bin Laden proclaiming -- Qaeda dead since that was their only achievement in foreign policy.
Saying it over and over again saying -- I'm alive bin Laden dead.
So after saying that as a way to fend off.
All attacks on their otherwise feckless foreign policy -- -- the assassination of an ambassador first time -- Thirty years happening within a week and they have to find a cover story.
At night saying that there was a deliberate.
Conspiracy from day one.
But as this story unfolded they saw -- way.
To make this not a political one other contexts you've got to remember bill that for the first three days after the big guys the attack.
The media were concentrated exclusively.
On trashing Mitt Romney.
-- statement he made on September 11.
About the -- demonstration.
And the craven statement issued by our embassy in Cairo has it was developing so that he would have been very logical.
For someone in the White House to say look.
The media is high on the trail Mitt Romney.
They're not interested in the real story it's a perfect way for them to -- -- -- as they had on everything else.
We can get away with things.
Let's go with the video story rather bad.
That it was a terrorist attack it all right now here is it's troubling on -- know if that true is -- Charles and I believe it's true if that's a fact.
There we added a lot of different areas number one the CIA's politicized because General Petraeus would have to go along.
With the -- Right and indications are by the three senators today that he did.
Also the Defense Department.
All right would have to go along with the charade.
Our -- and that is.
Secretary and Utley on and that.
So they would be compromise -- up to huge agencies.
By party politics.
I mean -- -- get into the fabric of our democracy here are we not.
Yes there were -- getting into more speculative territory.
We know the fact it would Susan Rice it was false we -- the fact that her defense is not a credible war.
The one where she says well there was a class a -- -- unclassified.
Look when you have a classified thing that you can say.
The unclassified is simply stuff that is details to back it up -- -- don't want to reveal but in this case.
They're claiming that the classified.
Was a completely different story.
A pre planned to execution has -- any kind and unclassified.
Is is a spontaneous.
Demonstrations -- -- -- in the back up of the classroom -- doesn't make any kids that are treating -- that didn't make any sense that McCain into Graham Intel I got today I -- it doesn't via if you have classified information you can't say you don't say anything.
You don't go out and say something that's totally false but.
Would you say speculation -- Charles we have a minute.
The CIA would have had to have known Petraeus and had -- -- Null.
That rice was spitting a false narrative yet he didn't say anything.
Well you're talking about why nobody reacted after -- -- I think the question that they're looking into.
Is why between the Friday when intelligence community.
Gave it's report in the Sunday when she spoke.
Why the intelligence report was changed.
Who changed it where and what happened exactly and even after that we don't know is -- -- -- -- -- -- she she misspoke is what it was but in my book to bill its worst -- that.
The president did not do anything in fact the president -- around repeating her story.
For another week so if you're gonna talk about.
High levels of the administration being in on this false story you've got to go right to the time where the president says.
Don't -- pick on the damsel in distress.
-- guard me OK we'll pick on the president.
He was at the center of this I trust thanks very much -- on the rundown Christmas.