Monday, October 15, 2012

Team Obama Still Fine Tuning Their Libyan Lies

The story changes subtly - again.
Friday’s Team Obama line: Biden was speaking only for himself and the president when he said, “We weren’t told they wanted more security” in Libya, according to Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes (reported in Foreign Policy).

Sunday’s Team Obama line: “I think the vice president was talking about what the White House knew. … [N]o doubt, some of these matters went into the security department at the state security agency at the State Department. But it didn’t come to the White House …” says Obama Senior Campaign Manager David Axelrod on Fox News Sunday. Apparently Biden was speaking for the entire White House, not just himself and the president.

So why did Rhodes put out the more limited interpretation earlier? … Were the Obamaites worried that someone at the White House–e.g. Tom Donilon– might have been told? And that someone–Hillary?–might have proof? … Are they not worried now? …

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