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Help me out - If something is self-evident, why does it take more than a week to figure it out?

Did Obama need to take a poll before responding?

Timeline - Lybia attack 9/11/2012


Sept 12:

Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens is reported dead with three other Americans in the Benghazi attack.

Obama is interviewed on 60 Minutes and defends his Mideast policies as aligning the USA with democracy, saying, "There are going to be bumps in the road."

Republican members of Congress say they are have been told by intelligence officials that the Benghazi attack was a well-planned assault timed to the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, not an anti-video protest gone awry.

Sept. 13:

White House spokesman Jay Carney insists: "The protests we're seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie."

Sept. 16:

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice appears on five Sunday talks shows and says the attacks were spontaneous eruptions over the anti-Islam video, saying, "This was not a pre-planned, premeditated attack."

President of Libya's general National Congress Mohammed Magarief contradicts the Obama administration, saying there is "no doubt that this (attack) was pre-planned, predetermined."

Sept. 20:

Carney, when asked about Olsen's testimony, says it is "self-evident" that it was a terrorist attack.
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The silence is deafening. Could you imagine the coverage if this was the Bush administration?

It should be interesting to watch the tension as Biden and Obama attempt to shove Hillary under the bus.
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