CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It's wrong in all of those counts. It is in conflict with what we've been told, with what Jay Carney has been saying and that is their story has always been this stuff all came from the CIA, from intelligence, so it was completely clean. Now we know from [Michael] Morell who testified under oath -- he at the time was the deputy director of the CIA -- that he never brought up the video so it didn't come from him. That leaves only the White House and the State Department.
We now have the smoking document, which is the White House saying we're pushing the video because we don't want to blame it on the failure of our policies, which is what anybody whose looked at this assumed all the way through. Before an election, Obama is saying al Qaeda is dead, GM is alive, al Qaeda is dead. He's running essentially the foreign policy issue on which the whole campaign is based is one that says he killed bin Laden, al Qaeda is on the run.
So, this undermines the whole narrative. Therefore, they have to invent the video. So, I think this is extremely important. Now, I know what's going to happen, the mainstream media is going to say, 'oh, it's so complicated,' and they are not going to look into this and without it, it is going to be quite a struggle.
I think the Republicans have something here that really aught to be looked at, I just don't know if there's going to be any interest in the mainstream media. They should because this exposes a coverup of a coverup. The fact that it was redacted, when the documents were asked for, and only revealed by a court order is telling you this is a classic coverup of a coverup, and that is a serious offense.