SooperMexican has a good find today from the Washington Post. It turns out after the debate was over, Obama waltzed over to the Kerry Ladka, the man who asked about Benghazi, and told him that he did delay calling the attacks on Benghazi a terrorist attack:
President Obama, though, wasn’t done with Kerry Ladka. “After the debate, the president came over to me and spent about two minutes with me privately,” says the 61-year-old Ladka, who works at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola, N.Y. According to Ladka, Obama gave him ”more information about why he delayed calling the attack a terrorist attack.” For background, Obama did apparently lump Benghazi into a reference to “acts of terror” in a Sept. 12 Rose Garden address. However, he spent about two weeks holding off on using the full “terrorist” designation. The rationale for the delay, Obama explained to Ladka, was to make sure that the “intelligence he was acting on was real intelligence and not disinformation,” recalls Ladka.
Nice. So Obama lumps it in during the Rose Garden speech, scores some points over Romney with the moderator backing him up, and then goes back to the questioner after the debate and confirms that Romney was actually right.
But that’s not all. Obama also explained to Ladka why he didn’t answer his question “who was it that denied enhanced security and why?”
As to Ladka’s question about who turned down the Benghazi security requests and why, Obama reportedly told him that “releasing the individual names of anyone in the State Department would really put them at risk,” Ladka says.
Yeah right, that’s why he dodged it. He just didn’t want to make himself look any worse than he had to, to the millions of viewers watching. So he demagogued it.
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