It’s an evasion, of course, but it’s an indication that the MSM hasn’t been able to totally protect the president on this.
The cliche-generator has been working overtime for Obama:
President Barack Obama said in an interview that if the investigation into the Sept. 11 attack on the American compound in Libya finds that “there was a big breakdown, and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable.”
Speaking with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program on Monday, the president said that “ultimately, as commander in chief, I’m responsible and I don’t shy away from that responsibility. My No. 1 responsibility is to go after the folks who did this, and we’re going to make sure we get them. I’ve got a pretty good track record of doing that.”…
Asked whether the intelligence community provided poor information, Obama replied: “That’s what we’re going to find out from the investigation.”
“But the truth is that across the board, when this happened, my No. 1 priority was secure Americans, figure out what happened, bring those folks to justice. We are in the process of doing that right now,” he added. “Congress has been getting the flow of information continuously from Day One.”
Obama also said there were “all kinds of legitimate questions” about what happened in the eastern Libyan city.
“But I do take offense, as I’ve said at one of the debates, with some suggestion that in any way we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew, as information was coming in, what we believed happened,” he said.
Love that “I’ve got a pretty good track record.” Also love that expression “folks” for terrorists, don’t you? (I seem to recall that George Bush spouted that particular euphemism once or twice, as well.)
When do you think we’ll see the results of this “investigation”? And naturally the administration is the best choice for investigating—itself.
Also love the phony outrage: Obama says “I take offense” at the idea that he didn’t inform the American people. Well, you know what, President Obama? I take offense at your taking offense. It’s called criticizing the actions of a president. I seem to recall you used to do a bit of that yourself, back when you were just a mere senator.