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  •  I didn't bring it up the commenter above me did. (0+ / 0-)

    But since it was I'll explain:

    1- he did say in a vague way and generically the term terror at the end of his initial statement - but he did not call the attack a terror attack.

    Paragraph 10 of 12:

    "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for."

    2- Then he, the ambassador, and the secretary of state spent the next week claiming it was based upon spontaneous violence related to the video.

    3- Then when questioned in the debate he asks for the transcript in chichi- he according to Crawley "uses the word terror".

    So he wanted (and got it) it both ways. That is my problem. Clever as always, but disingenuous.

    •  umm no (1+ / 0-)
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      Saying it was based upon spontaneous violence is not claiming it isn't an act of terror.  

      Talking about the one, doesn't exclude the other.  Even if it was a spontaneous violent attack (even though it was found later not to be), it could still  be an act of terror.  It isn't mutually exclusive.  

      Seriously the word gymnastic you are going through to try to claim he denied it was a terrorist attack would put an olympic gymnast to shame.

      •  OK I'll clarify it for you (0+ / 0-)

        From the rose garden speech:

        We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None.
        But more to the point

        So save me your condemnations.

        •  Let me clarify something... (1+ / 0-)
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          As an American, right after an explosion ripped through innocent people's bodies at the Boston Marathon event. I find this line of questioning to be completely intolerable.

          I'm trying not to be crass, but who the $#@% cares about Benghazi, about using or not using the word "terror", or whether the President "was" disingenuous" back then. This is an extremely bad moment to be even contemplating those thoughts. People died today. We all mourn the dead and wounded. Keep your right wing talking points for another day.

          As it has been said by many.. Today we are Americans, not Democrats or Republicans.

          "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

          by Wynter on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:16:24 PM PDT

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        •  Again, umm no (0+ / 0-)

          Cherry picking doesn't help you.

          And you chose to post in a public forum.  Can't handle the heat perhaps you should stay out of the kitchen.

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