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Debate Questioner Says Obama Admitted His Delay in Calling Benghazi a “Terrorist Attack” in Private

One of the bigger arguments arising out of the debate was from an incredible moment when Obama pushed Candy Crowley to say Mitt Romney was wrong about his accusation that Obama had delayed in calling Benghazi a terrorist attack.

Obama immediately and very angrily denounced the accusation in a terse exchange with Romney, that ended with Crowley saying Obama was right, and the biased audience applauding.

Romney’s attack seemed to be undone by the moderator and the crowd.

But that’s not the whole story [emphasis added]:

“After the debate, the president came over to me and spent about two minutes with me privately,” says the 61-year-old Ladka, who works at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola, N.Y. According to Ladka, Obama gave him “more information about why he delayed calling the attack a terorist [sic] attack.” For background, Obama did apparently lump Benghazi into a reference to “acts of terror” in a Sept. 12 Rose Garden address. However, he spent about two weeks holding off on using the full “terrorist” designation. The rationale for the delay, Obama explained to Ladka, was to make sure that the “intelligence he was acting on was real intelligence and not disinformation,” recalls Ladka.

via the Washington Post

Of course, in front of the cameras, Obama made it seem like it was a ridiculous charge, and Crowley was more than eager to enthusiastically lie for him.

If Romney’s accusation was wrong, then why did Obama have to explain it at all to Ladka? According to her statement, Obama completely contradicted himself just a few minutes after denouncing Romney…

Wonder if the celebrant liberal media will retract their support of a lie? Nah.. why start now after getting so good at it for four years?

Huge h/t to @DefendWallSt who caught the story.