On the May 19 broadcast of CNN's State of the Union, host Candy Crowley said that Obama was late in identifying the attacks in Benghazi as terrorism quite contrary to what she said during the Presidential debates late last year.
As Crowley questioned White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer, she pressed him on whether or not the President was aware of the Benghazi talking points being written and re-written
by the Department of State and the intel community, re-writes that
eventually eliminated any mention that the attacks were perpetrated by
In reply, Pfeiffer blithely told Crowley that "no president" would get involved in writing talking points like that.
Crowley went on to point out that Obama was late in calling it terror
saying, "in an interview on CBS--which we later learned after the
election--but a week and a half after Susan Rice was on [the Sunday
shows calling the attack a reaction to a Youtube video] he did say he
wasn't sure if it was a terrorist attack." (Continues)