At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the big moment was when Obama VP Joe Biden triumphantly declaring “Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.”
It turns out that in order to make that narrative stick, Obama had to lie about the actual strength of al-Qaeda.
A top foreign correspondent at the New York Times said Friday that the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al Qaeda’s strength in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election.
“The overall narrative that I think was being pushed to the press, and if you look back at the editorials that were done when that trove came out, was an image of bin Laden isolated, he had lost control of this group,” Rukmini Callimachi said during an event at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, referring to the 17 hand-picked documents released by the Obama administration in May of 2012.
Her remarks triggered