How is it that the White House and State Department can so obviously lie about the attacks in Benghazi, change their story back and forth and still a majority of the American people are unconvinced that the White House and State Department were deliberately deceitful?
According to a CNN poll, only 40% of Americans believe that there was a purposeful attempt to lie to the American people about the attack on our consulate in Benghazi. 54% believe that what the White House and State Department told the American people was what they honestly believed to be true at the time.
I honestly don’t know what to be alarmed about more- that the government is so comfortable with continually lying to the American people or that citizens are so easily manipulated that they are willing to believe the highly-improbable story about a YouTube video unraveling foreign policy in the Middle East.
As John McCain pointed out, protesters don’t bring rocket launchers to their demonstrations. The fact that this protest occurred in the Middle East on the same day as another “demonstration” that attacked the embassy in Cairo should further raise suspicions. And the fact that the attack occurred on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks really should have alerted people to the fact that not only was this obviously a coordinated attack, but that the government certainly knew it, too.
Even if people are unwilling to believe the worst about their government based on obvious observations, the issue should be closed for debate after State Department emails surfaced that showed that officials knew who was responsible for the coordinated attack within hours of the assault on the consulate. They knew, and they still pushed the nonsense about a YouTube video.
America needs to wake up and realize that we are dealing with a nefarious administration that is entirely too comfortable with promoting outright lies. The fact that 54% of Americans believe that our government was not purposefully lying to us tells me that 54% of the American people aren’t paying attention.