Impossible for me to keep up with right wing lies. Crowley did not walk back her comments, it is just another right wing lie.
Here is what she said:
Did any of you ever look at the transcript of the speech in the rose garden. Didn't think so.Following the debate, Crowley appeared on CNN and addressed her fact-check of Romney during the debate:CROWLEY: Well, you know, again, I heard the president's speech at the time. I sort of re-read a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we'd probably get a Libya question, so I kind of wanted to be up on it. So we knew that the president had said, you know, these acts of terror won't stand or whatever the whole quote was.These subsequent comments were consistent with what Crowley had said during the debate. Nevertheless, right-wing media outlets including The Daily Caller, Breitbart.com, and Fox News seized on Crowley's CNN appearance to claim that she had backtracked from what she had said during the debate.
And I think, actually, you know, because right after that, I did turn around and say, but you are totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that there was a -- you know, this riot outside the Benghazi consulate, which there wasn't.
So he was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word. And I -- you know, they're going to parse and we all know about what the definition of is is, but, you know, in the end, I think John's probably right. I think there's a lot more to do with jobs and the debt crisis, and all of that kind of stuff. I just think probably it was one of those moments, and I could even feel that here.
Crowley was correct. The day after the attack, Obama addressed the nation from the White House Rose Garden and said:As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.