Today, Obama held the traditional “start of your second term” press conference, and between fending off drooling reporters who had “never seen him lose” and answering bizarrely out-of-place questions on Climate Change (someone seems to be sniffing around for an excuse to institute a carbon tax, which definitely makes sense, because when you’re trying to promote American innovation, the first thing you always do is give them an excuse to move their manufacturing to third world countries), Barack noted that, if John McCain and Lindsey Graham want to block Susan Rice’s nomination as Secretary of State, they’re gonna have to go through him.
President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack.
“As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her,” Obama said at the press conference, defending the statements the ambassador to the U.N. made regarding the Benghazi attack.
“When they go after the U.N. ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,” Obama said today.
This is a telling statement, one because it seems to indicate that Obama really just wants to mud wrestle this whole thing out and two, because it means that Susan Rice was sent out to chat about YouTube videos and embassy protests at the behest of the White House. Not to be too picky, but that seems to indicate that the White House selected and commissioned a spokesperson to deliberately lie on their behalf. And that’s totally weird because, you know, they never like, lie and stuff.