Of course he’s puzzled. Only a guy who spends his life lying would be puzzled when another liar is called out for lying.
During an extremely rare interview with Meet the Press on Sunday, President Barack Obama told host David Gregory that he was still puzzled by the attacks on U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, calling them purely partisan.
Rice drew criticism this fall after she repeatedly, incorrectly named an anti-Islamic YouTube video as the cause of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
“Why she was targeted individually for this kind of attacks that she was subjected to is – was – puzzling to me,” Obama said in the interview, “and I was very clear in the days after those attacks that they weren’t acceptable.”
“In the politics and the back and forth in this, do you feel like you let your friend Susan Rice out there to dry a little bit,” Gregory asked Obama.
“No… She appeared on a number of television shows reporting what she and we understood to be the best information at the time. This was a politically motivated attack on her,” Obama said. “I mean, of all the people in my national security team, she probably had the least to do with anything that happened in Benghazi.