September 22, 2012
Obama's Foreign Policy Spin Collapses
William Kristol, Weekly Standard
There was no spontaneous “fray” in Benghazi that “spun out of control.” The only thing spinning out of control last week was the Obama administration, frantically portraying the terrible events in the Middle East as anything but what they were. By late in the week the Obama narrative had been exposed as just that, a narrative, and the White House grudgingly had to abandon it. They were sorry to do so. They were fond of their spin. The mainstream media reported the Obama administration’s shift as if it had gotten a few things wrong in the heat of a crisis, and then new information came to light. But that isn’t the case. The administration wanted to misrepresent what had happened. The administration wanted to sell the story that a wacky anti-Islam...
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