Terror And Terrorism

There’s a massive four Pinocchio difference between those two words, according to Glenn Kessler. When Obama said that Benghazi was an “act of terror” three times in three days after the attack on the diplomatic facility, he was not saying, apparently, that what had happened was an act of terrorism. On a couple of occasions after, he demurred when asked specifically whether this had been “terrorism“, rather than “terror”, saying instead:

Well, it’s too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.

Does that sound like Nixon to you? In fact, according to Kessler, the question of whether Obama specifically avoided the term “terrorism” instead of “terror” on purpose comes down to a subjective understanding of how Obama said the word “right.”

I think this whole Benghazi thing nuked the fridge months ago. Now it’s just a farce.