DNC Chairman: False Statements on Libya Doesn't Mean They Were Wrong
DNC chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared on CNN last night. She offered an excuse for the administration's behavior after the assault in Libya so absurd that Piers Morgan basically ridiculed her on the air.
PIERS MORGAN, CNN: The really important horse that should be flogged is the behavior and the statements of those who are in positions of responsibility and we would assume knowledge. And it's pretty unAmerican, pretty unAmerican to be putting up completely false statements before you know the facts, isn't it?
SCHULTZ: Piers, it is not okay for you to be saying that the administration was putting out completely false statements. They put out information that they had at the time based on the intelligence that they were given --
MORGAN: That turned out to be completely wrong.
SCHULTZ: Well that doesn't mean it was false. It doesn't mean that it was deliberate. It means that.
MORGAN: What?! Now wait a minute. If you put out a false statement, then it's false, it's wrong. It's both of those things.
SCHULTZ: But you're suggesting that it's … Piers, what you're suggesting is that it was somehow deliberate. It was not deliberate. What they did was it was important to get information out that they had at the time. And they did that. And as they learned more information, they corrected the original information that they put out. But there was nothing sinister here. This was simply the president of the United States and the administration making sure that we did a careful investigation, gave the American people the information that they needed at the time that we had based on our best intelligence and then as more intelligence was gathered we gave the updated information. There is nothing sinister about that.
What's terrible unfortunate though, is that you do -- there's no around these investigations that Republicans in Congress and Mitt Romney have left to go after the administration questioning whether or not there was any deliberate attempt to mislead. We should be closing ranks, working together to prevent this from happening again.
MORGAN: Well the answer to that Debbie, is -- the answer to that is to make sure that the original statements that were made are accurate.
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Today, masked gunmen killed a US embassy worker in Yemen. Will Schultz et al blame that on a film too? Will they continue to tell America that al Qaeda has been "decimated" on Obama's watch? Will they keep spiking the football on bin Laden, while under its new Egyptian management al Qaeda continues to gather strength inside and outside the governments brought to power by the so-called "Arab Spring?"