Rudy Giuliani took on CNN’s Soledad O’brien yesterday when a segment on the 2012 election took a sharp turn towards the Obama administrations handling of the terror attacks in Libya.
Soledad took such a vehemently strong defense of the Obama White House that Rudy Giuliani had to go as far as to ask if she was a member of the President’s campaign.
Giuliani: “Can I finish?,” he asked. “Can I finish my statement before you get all upset? I mean, the reality is he said we didn’t know they were asking for more security. Where the heck was he? I mean, they were demanding more security. They were begging for more security. Susan Rice goes on television four days later — I was on CNN with her that morning — and says it was a spontaneous demonstration. I knew it wasn’t. I knew it wasn’t; I’m not part of the administration. I knew it wasn’t the day after. And she had to know it wasn’t. They were saying it wasn’t. The National Security adviser said it was a terrorist plot.”
Following Giuliani’s statement above, Soledad actually claimed that Obama never said that the attacks were due to the video, and she had the transcripts to prove it.
Really, Soledad? Don’t bother pulling the transcripts, Glenn had the president’s words on-hand.
“That is what we saw in the last two weeks was a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the government had nothing to this video. We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them. There is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy.”
This is just one example of the president blaming the incident on the YouTube video. The timeline doesn’t look good for President Obama or for Soledad’s argument.