Jay Carney: 'Self-evident' that attack on Benghazi consulate was terrorism
White house press secretary Jay Carney
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On Thursday, White House press secretary Jay Carney admitted the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was an act of terrorism, NBC reported.
It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack. Our embassy was attacked violently and the result was four deaths of American officials, that's self-evident," he told reporters in a gaggle on Air Force One.
Until Thursday, NBC said, Carney has been careful to use the term extremists to describe those who attacked and burned the consulate.
There has certainly been precedent in the past where bad actors extremists who are heavily armed in different countries, in different regions of the world, have taken advantage of and exploited situations that have developed in order to either attack Westerners or Western assets or American or American assets," Carney said on Wednesday.
Video: CBS: Witness says there was never an anti-American protest in Benghazi, just an attack
Nevertheless, Obama continued to use the term in the Univision forum.
The natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests, he said.
"You know what else is self-evident? That the Obama administration is full of liars," Twitchy said Thursday.
"For a week, they lied to the American people and blamed a movie, condemning free speech time and time again, for the murder of four Americans in Libya and for embassy attacks across the globe," Twitchy added.
CBS reported Thursday morning that witnesses said "there was never an anti-American protest outside of the consulate [in Benghazi, Libya]. Instead, they say, it came under planned attack. That is in direct contradiction to the administration's account of the incident."
The CBS report also said "that the public won't get a detailed account of what happened until after the election."
Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the September 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi.