The White House is doubling down on their assertions that they did not have the proper information when they sent Susan Rice out to the Sunday talk shows to claim the Benghazi attack was due to a video. They claim that the only edit they made to the information given them was to change the name of the attacked facility from “consulate” to “diplomatic facility.” Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Saturday: We were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment. The only edit made by the White House was the factual edit
Comments: Pretty soon, the bus will need new ´´shocks,´´ as all those speed bumps ruin the undercarriage.
Ummm - - like - - if the CIA didn´t say it was a pre-planned terror attack - - when they knew it was - - then who said the attack was the result of the video? If the CIA didn´t say that it was the video - - then who told Rice to go out and say it?
Petraeus was pretty stupid talking about the video on 9/14. It plays right into Obominations´ hands. Someone needs to ask him where that came from. He needs to be asked what he knew about the security before 9/11 as well as whether any plans were under way to help the Embassy during the attacks.
This has got to be the most corrupt, illegal and malcontent admins. ever...from the WH, the cabinets, Congress, SCOTUS and the military. Everyone lies, covers up and out right breaks the law, and nothing happens. They just get re-elected, re-appointed and re-hired. And with the criminal-in-charge, AG, Holder, nothing will ever be done against those who protect and fall on their swords for the the big O.
This makes gangsta thugery look like child´s play. If BO and MO ever leave the WH, I bet half or more of the people´s property will be stolen and hidden (if has not already).
And I worry that we will have 8 more years after BO of liberal thugery.
Petraeus resigned so he wouldn´t have to lie for Obama before congress.Why else announce the affair 4 months after it ended?There could have been an element of blackmail also,he ust got tired of.
Paula Broadwell knows where a lot of bodies are buried. Right now the circumstances aren´t right for her to step up but that time will come.They could be hanging a Petraeus court martial over her head for silence.
I would hope that someone would have asked petraeus, under whose orders was the ambassador repeatedly stripped of security? Under whose orders were Americans left to fight and die, unassisted over a 9 hour stretch? Focusing on who put the nonsense about the video into the talking points, is making a mockery of those men´s deaths. We have a bunch of cowards in powerful positions who will not ask the important questions. And who, after seeing the video of the slaughter, seem oddly unaffected.
We already learned that Obama never ... that´s NEVER ... attended briefings from the intelligence community. Those would be the same briefings which W attended every single day, with few exceptions, for 8 years. .... So, the claim that this president is not in receipt of the CIA information might actually be a true statement. ´It depends upon what the meaning of is is.´
The problem we have is that there are no players in this soap opera who are willing to step up because they fear retribution by Obama regime. We need a hero who will tell the truth come hell or high water. I thought Petraeus was that man but it appears I was wrong. The truth from a legitimate source could be the undoing of the Obama nightmare we are all living through. Is there just one honest man who is willing to step forward because it is the right thing to do.
Since when did the Ambassador to the UN become the official spokesperson for the CIA? What, they don´t have anybody designated to speak on their activities? Is the UN ambassador now like the volunteer Rotary Club speaker for administration departments? Absurd.
Someone with a sharp mind in DC, needs to cut to the core of this matter and find out why Obama and his team murdered Ambassador Stevens and four patriotic Marines. Just go ahead and charge Obama with murder, let him take the stand and explain why it is not murder. It would be way better than getting bogged down on these details of the back of forth of who knew what when and who didn´t. It´s madness. The Petraeus scandal is a lobbed smoke bomb. Don´t allow the socialists to force their game on us. It´s way easier to make Obama prove a "not", than it is for us to prove an intentional negative-why NO help or rescue team was sent. The key players just toss the "live hand grenade" of responsibility around, hope everyone tires of it and moves on. No key player is going to take a hit-face it.
Make Obama defend himself on the stand, similar to how Bill Clinton was put up there. Make him prove the negative, of why this is NOT negligent homicide. Then murder will stick, because there is no good defense by Obama. That was his JOB! Put that slimey weasel on the spot!
Have a spine DC. Things are only going to get worse if you let this go. Now´s your chance to save the country.
Lost in all the noise and smoke of who briefed Rice what and when is the Department of State and Hillary. The CIA can explain itself on its facility but the consulate or mission or diplomatic facility is State´s responsibility.
Has anyone confirmed beyond a doubt that no prisoners or detainees were being held at the CIA building? Perhaps Amb Stevens knew what was going on in that house and that the CIA under Petraeus and (Obama ultimately) was breaking the law....
Another thing lost in this is just how strongly O, Hill & Rice condemned the video and the American who produced it. He had the whole country on a manhunt. We were being 100% lied to, and yet they want to hang their hats on the fact that Obama happened to say the word terrorism somewhere in his speech.
Don´t worry -- the CIA will get its revenge. Richard Nixon is said to have believed to his dying day that the CIA was the principal engineer of the Watergate uproar, contributions by "Deep Throat" and Daniel Ellsberg "somebody read my shrink´s files!" notwithstanding.
The CIA is an powerful, entrenched part of our Permanent Government, and has a mind and viewpoint of its own, as political appointees at the "top" who presume to "reform" the CIA or make it look bad have found out. It tends to chew up and spit out directors who carry too much water for an administration, Democrat or Republican.
And if you think the FBI "eavesdropped" on the emails of a CIA Director without someone (or several someones) in the CIA being fully aware of it, then you no doubt spend your days awaiting visits from the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Big Grays from the constellation Zeta Reticuli.
Not only the video maker, #26, but we should also be talking about what blaming the video did to our embassies in other Muslim and some non-Muslim countries. Rioting muzzies burned our embassy buildings, endangered thousands of American diplomats, enabled access to classified information in those buildings and killed local citizens in countries all over the Middle East, Asia and Europe. And not just American embassies - the barbarians even went after the Swiss for God´s sake.
All of that destruction can be laid right at the feet of 0bama, PIAPS, Rice et al. Why are they and their crew of liars not being held accountable for that?
#7 agree every single person in this administration is corrupt to their core is in the administration because they can be counted on to be CORRUPT...
IF head of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, communist..... is working under a fake, yet illegal email address ...then it is rampant....that´s the investigation Congree should be tracking....and imagine if it all started with the president who INSISTED upon keeping and communicating through his Blacbberry....The corruption can be proved through those fake email addresses....General Pertraeus? We´re you advised to have your fake email address????????
Show me a single patriot in the Obama administration....a single person who is not devoted to Black Liberation Marxism or Communism....
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Donna M, 11/19/2012 7:44:26 PM (No. 9024447)
I only wish this will break big, but my Magic 8 Ball says this is being swept under the rug with the lame duck session. And the CIA ain´t what it used to be. Barry and ValJar do not fear it at all. Sorry, folks.
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get er done, 11/19/2012 9:33:13 PM (No. 9024549)
The White House´s lame excuse is like saying, "The dog ate my homework." The "White House", as in Barack Hussein Obama, is paid to know what is in intelligence briefings, and to act appropriately in such a situation as the Benghazi attack.
The intelligence community should refuse to jump under BHO/BS´s big black bus, or fall on the sword for that matter. That sword has a double edged blade, and the white house is playing a dangerous game with the CIA and our military.
behind closed doors means all the arm chair sleuths have no idea what the general told the House. He has been in spook alley long enough to create some real problems for the won´s junta. Things they may not see coming.
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