WH Touts Boko Haram’s Terror Designation; No Mention of How Long That Took

May 6, 2014 | 1:47 AM EDT

Fielding questions about what help the U.S. can offer Nigeria in its
effort to locate and rescue hundreds of schoolgirls held by Boko Haram,
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday noted that the U.S. has
designated the group a foreign terrorist organization. Not mentioned
was the fact the administration had faced calls to do so for almost two
years before the decision was announced last fall.