Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious
People lie. It is a fact.
- to save face;
- to avoid taking responsibility;
- to avoid confrontation;
- to please;
- to gain benefit without out paying the price;
- to influence others; or,
- for self-protection.
Another fact: Susan Rice lied.
But our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous — not a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated.
Carefully choosing her words using terms such as “current” and “at present” allowed Mrs. Rice to knowingly lie while leaving herself and the administration a convenient out.
In college, a friend of mine constantly used the following phrase: BGO, meaning blinding glimpse of the obvious — pointing out those things which are clearly apparent.
No, Mr. President. Unfortunately for our household, it’s Hostess that is dead, decimated and gone. For the rest of America, sadly Al-Qaeda is definitely on the rise.
Why Ambassador Rice lied is not the question the GOP should be as asking. Instead the GOP should be asking this: if the fact Ambassador Rice lied on September 16 is such a BGO, why did Obama throw Rice’s name out to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State?
- GOP Senator Criticizes Susan Rice For Not Revealing Classified Information (thinkprogress.org)
- 5 Strikes Against Susan Rice (realclearpolitics.com)
- Ambassador Rice, Designated Non-Expert on Benghazi (papundits.wordpress.com)
- Maher to GOP: Prove you’re sane by dropping Benghazi conspiracies (rawstory.com)
- Next Rice critic to emerge not exactly a sexist conservative cavedweller (hotair.com)