Did Obama Cry for Benghazi? An Inquiry

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Did Obama Cry for Benghazi? An Inquiry

President Obama answered a question about Benghazi during a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, and hi-def photos reveal that some moisture traveled from the president's eye area to his cheekbone in a thin stream. Was it a tear? It certainly looks like a tear.

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These photos from Reuters revealing Obama's epiphora raise new and troubling questions. Is Obama so mad about what he called the Benghazi "sideshow" that he needs to have a good cry about it? Or does President Obama have previously undisclosed allergies that could seriously hamper his performance as commander in chief?

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Does Obama wear contacts, a sign of a different, but also undisclosed, medical problem? No: he has 20/20 vision, but a mild astigmatism and presbyopia. So was Obama's mind on something else — something very sad, like when the dinosaur mom dies in Land Before Time — causing the president to be emotionally crippled and unable to do his job?

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(Above photos via Reuters.)

The tear is not visible in the Associated Press's version.

Thus far, we only have evidence of a single tear. This would make allergies more likely — perhaps Obama's eyes watered because he's trying out a new undereye cream. These closeups show Obama's getting pretty wrinkly.

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