Two senior U.S. officials told Fox News on Thursday that U.S. intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the assault that it was a terrorist attack and suspected Al Qaeda-tied elements were involved.
The account sharply conflicted with claims by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice on the Sunday after the attack that the administration believed the strike was a “spontaneous” event triggered by protests in Egypt over an anti-Islam film.
“The best information and the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack — that what happened initially was it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video,” Rice said on “Fox News Sunday” at the time.
In other words, she knowingly lied to the American people and to the media. Once upon a time, not so very long ago, lying to a reporter meant death by media for the liar. Notice the lack of retaliation from the press? That should tell you all you need to know about the way the media rolls this election.
What else are they hiding?