"Jay Carney asserted that in his opinion, the three scandals within the Obama administration were not scandals.
`I dismiss the premise, the idea that these are scandals,` Carney said flatly, calling the controversy over Benghazi a total concoction by Republicans, and the IRS scandal merely inappropriate behavior by the IRS.
On the Associated Press scandal, Carney explained that even as a former journalist, he supported President Obama`s position on national security leaks and journalism."
On September 11, 2012 a terrorist group with links to Al Qaeda launched a planned terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, killing four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya.
The Obama administration initially perpetrated the transparent fraud that the terrorist attackers were incited to violence by an obscure YouTube video mocking the Prophet Mohamed. Obama was desperate to maintain the false narrative that al Qaeda was no longer a viable threat to American interests abroad and in the homeland. Obama and key figures in his administration lied, and covered-up the Benghazi screw-up. If this doesn`t qualify as a scandal, then Watergate was harmless child`s play.
The IRS is an independent agency that launched a vendetta against conservative groups, singling out Tea Party and other conservative groups for special scrutiny. This isn`t merely "inappropriate behavior", it`s an attack on free speech, and an affront to our constitution.
National security leaks that comprise the security and safety of Americans is a serious issue, but there is little justification for seizing the phone records, including personal phone numbers, of scores of Associated Press journalists. Attorney General Eric Holder, and President Barack Obama need to do a better job explaining why they interfered with journalists` right to gather information.
Had Jay Carney been a public relations flack for the Titanic he would have issued the following statement: The Titanic has suffered a minor setback, but the crew and passengers are having a splendid time.
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