Still not smelling even the faintest odor of rat?
White House seeks to scotch bin Laden questions
The White House on Thursday sought to sidestep controversy over the exact circumstances of the raid to kill Osama bin Laden, highlighting instead a “flawlessly” executed and dangerous mission. Officials have declined to give any further details of the raid against the Al-Qaeda leader, after being forced to amend earlier accounts of what exactly happened when Navy SEALS stole deep into Pakistan in a covert action on Sunday.
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force One that the operation was still being evaluated, but said that after transparently offering details of what happened, Washington was no longer offering public accounts.
Well, that’s one way to convince everyone. Just refuse to answer questions and try to change the subject. Either Obama has the least competent PR staff in the history of the White House or there is something deeply wrong about the Official Story of the heroic bin Laden assassination. It’s fascinating to see how the administration has so rapidly gone from bragging about it to not wanting to talk about it.