First, Barack’s little black lie: he credited the Selma Alabama civil rights marchers of 1965 with empowering his parents to marry.
…because some folks are willing to march across the bridge. And so they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Ala.!”
Claim away, but he was born in 1961. Were his parents time travelers?
Loose with the truth, but a trifle compared to lying to the American public in 2012 that Al Qaeda was decimated and on the run. The million plus documents discovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound told a different story.
…The White House provided 17 handpicked documents to the Combating Terror Center at the West Point military academy, where a team of analysts reached the conclusion the Obama administration wanted. Bin Laden, they found, had been isolated and relatively powerless, a sad and lonely man sitting atop a crumbling terror network.
It was a reassuring portrayal. It was also wrong. And those responsible for winning the war—as opposed to an election—couldn’t afford to engage in such dangerous self-delusion.
“The leadership down at Central Command wanted to know what were we learning from these documents,” says Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, according to the transcript of an interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier for a coming Fox News Reporting special. “We were still facing a growing al Qaeda threat. And it was not just Pakistan and Afghanistan and Iraq. But we saw it growing in Yemen. We clearly saw it growing still in East Africa.” The threat “wasn’t going away,” he adds, “and we wanted to know: What can we learn from these documents?”