Barack Obama fibbed his way through eight years in office.
Starting with Obamacare, his entire Presidency was built on falsehoods.
Now a journalist revealed the worst lie of his administration.
When Obama was running for re-election in 2012, he touted the killing of Osama bin Laden and claimed Al Qaeda was experiencing its dying days.
The administration – with the help of its allies in the media – tricked the American people into thinking Obama was winning the War on Terror which helped propel him to a second term.
We now know that was a lie.
Rukmini Callimachi – a New York Times reporter who covers national security – told an audience at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies that Obama lied to the American people about Al Qaeda being decimated.
In fact, the documents recovered from the bin Laden raid revealed the group was just as strong as ever.
The Weekly Standard reports:
“A top foreign correspondent at the New York Times said Friday that the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al Qaeda’s strength in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election.
“The overall narrative that I think was being pushed to the press, and if you look back at the editorials that were done when that trove came out, was an image of bin Laden isolated, he had lost control of this group,” Rukmini Callimachi said during an event at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, referring to the 17 hand-picked documents released by the Obama administration in May of 2012.
Her remarks triggered the following question from Kim Dozier, a former top correspondent for the Associated Press and CBS, and current executive editor of the Cipher Brief: “Do you think that was something that was kept from the public’s view because it revealed that there had to be reams of communication going back and forth, which means U.S. intelligence, Western intelligence, was missing this?”
“Think back to when bin Laden was killed. It was 2011, it was right before a major campaign season. I don’t want to underplay the role that the killing of Osama bin Laden had,” said Callimachi. “But I think that that was theorized into something much bigger.”
“The head of the organization has been killed, and now—these are literally quotes that I would get: the organization has been ‘decimated,’ the organization is in ‘disarray,’ the organization is ‘on the run,’” she continued. “At the same time that we were preparing to pull out troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, I think that it was important to portray this as a problem that no longer existed.”
Obama’s failures in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism were another mess he left behind for Donald Trump to clean up.
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