Obama Will Regret His Libya Slam

Charles Krauthammer thinks Obama's outrage was a 'gaffe'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2012 11:59 AM CDT
Barack Obama speaks during the second presidential debate.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Perhaps President Obama's finest moment at the Hofstra debate was when he unloaded on Mitt Romney for suggesting that his administration had misled the public on Libya. But Charles Krauthammer thinks that victory came at a price. "No one has misled?" he writes in the Washington Post. "His UN ambassador went on not one but five morning shows to spin a confection" that the consulate was sacked by a mob angry over a video.

Krauthammer says Obama and his team have been "dancing for months" on Chris Stevens' grave by pressing the mob/video narrative, when in reality the embassy was stormed in an outright terror attack. "Unfortunately for Obama, there is one more debate," and it's entirely on foreign policy. "Romney will be ready." For Krauthammer's full column, click here. (Meanwhile, a report out today from the Wall Street Journal suggests that UN Ambassador Susan Rice didn't intend to mislead in those five Sunday show appearances—she was just working off an initial, incorrect intelligence estimate.)

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