Sarasota News Leader

05/17/2013

Issue link: http://newsleader.uberflip.com/i/130753

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 63 of 102

Sarasota News Leader May 17, 2013 OPINION Page 64 THE TAO OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA By David Staats Contributing Writer COMMENTARY Among other things, Taoism instructs us that creatures of the natural world move in perfect harmony with the Tao, or path of belief, and the greater universe. Taoism also teaches us the virtues of wu wei, or "doing nothing," in order to prevent disruption of the perfect universal harmony of the Tao. been drafted by the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies and that they represented the best analysis by the intelligence community of what had happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. What Carney failed to disclose, however, was that between Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15, the talking points had undergone as Foreign policy has been an especially fertile many as 12 separate revisions by the White field for the Obama Administration to culti- House and the State Department before they vate the art of doing nothing. A prominent ex- were released for use. ample is the administration's blanket fiction The CIA's Office of Terrorism Analysis orighung over the murders in Benghazi, a blanket inally wrote that, based on electronic interthat is now rapidly unraveling. cepts and reliable eyewitness reporting, the On the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, mem- attack had been planned and carried out by bers of Ansar al-Sharia, a known terrorist Ansar al-Sharia and other terrorist groups organization with links to al-Qaida, attacked allied with al-Qaida. The revised document, the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. however, fraudulently shifted responsibility Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Ste- for the attack from Ansar al-Sharia to a mob vens and three other American officials were reportedly incited to violence by a crudely killed during the attack. Other Americans made anti-Islamic film posted on YouTube. were injured. On Sunday, Sept. 15, 2012, U.S. Ambassador Information on the attacks was immediate- to the United Nations Susan Rice, who had ly demanded. Accordingly, talking points on no direct knowledge of the incident, went on the incident were drafted for officials briefing five different national television news shows members of Congress, the news media and to claim that the Benghazi attack was not prethe public. White House Press Secretary Jay meditated by terrorists. Appearing on ABC's Carney announced that the talking points had This Week, Rice said that "our current best

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Sarasota News Leader - 05/17/2013