The media are partially to blame for allowing the Obama administration
to get away with a narrative that was so clearly ridiculous. The
Muhammad movie on YouTube was clearly a pretext for violence. Evidence
was apparently known to elements within the administration within the
first couple of days that indicated it was a terrorist attack, but the
Obama administration purposefully denied that and blamed the violence on
the Muhammad movie.
The instinctual inclination to apologize for the movie and offending Muslims and to focus public statements on the movie are indicative of the administration’s tendency to apologize for America.
Why did Susan Rice and other administration officials refuse to admit that a terrorist attack had taken place? It is clear now that Rice is the scapegoat and our president has thrown her under the bus, in oncoming traffic.
Without a doubt politics is the reason; Obama wants to be perceived as having been tough on terrorism as evidenced by the killing of Osama bin Laden; however, a preplanned attack in Syria by elements who might be connected to al Qaeda didn’t fit that narrative.