Politico’s Mike Allen Fact Checks “Acts Of Terror” Comment; Obama used “Senseless Acts” during Rose Garden Speech referring to Libya
Mike Allen: There’s going to be a bunch of fact checkers. But, just to do a fact check here, when Governor Romney said that Obama had been slow in calling the Libya attack terrorism, and the President said, “Oh wait a minute… The day after in the Rose Garden, I referred to it as an act of terror.” Candy Crowley stepped in and said that he was right. It’s actually arguable. And I’m looking at the transcript of that White House even the day after, and he started by referring to them as senseless act, which is cast very differently than the very planned acts we have. Later, he makes reference to the 9/11. And he says very generally, we will not let acts of terror go unpunished. So that’s going to be an arguable point.