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Politicizing the Truth
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/6/2012 5:23:49 AM

The CIA removed references to al Qaeda in the talking points it drafted for United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice in what critics say is part of a broad pattern of politicization of intelligence under the Obama administration. Current and former intelligence and policy officials say that the politicization in the case of Benghazi appears to have involved policies that were designed to minimize the threat posed by Islamist terrorists in general and the al Qaeda terrorist group in particular prior to the Nov. 6 presidential election.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/6/2012 5:39:33 AM     (No. 9050981)

It´s more like trying to obscure the truth. These people must think Americans are really dumb. In light of recent election results, they may have a point. But we all heard and saw Clinton, Rice, Obama and all the usual suspects peddling the knowingly false narrative that the attacks were spontaneous demonstrations caused by an anti-Islam film for which the U.S. simply could not apologize enough. Clinton explained that our laws prevented us from beheading the filmmaker and hanging everyone else allegedly involved in the film. Obama bowed and scraped before a hostile anti-American United Nations and said how much most Americans loved and respected Islam and what a shame it was that a few "misguided" individuals who did not understand Islam would dare to insult the Prophet. Again he patiently explained why beheading and hanging blasphemers was not possible because of certain American "traditions." But America did find some totally unrelated and probably trumped up charge on which to arrest and imprison the filmmaker who, as far as I know, still languishes in durance vile.

This false story, a story the Obama administration KNEW from the beginning was false, was peddled and pushed for all it was worth for WEEKS. It´s on tape. We have the evidence. But with the help of their news media, the Obama administration is trying to flush all this down the Memory Hole and to change the subject to the irrelevant question of who said/did/wrote what among a dozen or more government agencies. It´s like there are so many people responsible, NOBODY is really responsible.

Baloney. Obama is responsible. He lied about what happened and instructed others to lie. They are STILL lying, this time about the original lying.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/6/2012 6:57:58 AM     (No. 9051049)

Tragic flaw, indeed. I´m afraid it´s ours.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/6/2012 7:24:44 AM     (No. 9051082)

If Obama is allowed to get away with this, there is nothing to stop him from doing anything he wants. He has already decimated our economy, strangled small business, road-blocked our energy independence, and taken over our healthcare. He is in the process of dismantling our military capability and weakening America on every front.

Who or what is able to stop this power-hungry evil? We deride him as being a narcissistic, self-appointed king, but that is exactly what he is. So what if people make fun of him? Our Constitution, at the moment, isn´t worth the paper it´s printed on.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lazyman, 12/6/2012 7:29:26 AM     (No. 9051092)

What would you expect from a community organizer?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Donna M, 12/6/2012 7:55:25 AM     (No. 9051138)

So why did Mitt Romney go along with the gag? He could have blown it wide open in the later debates. He didn´t. Why?

And why did he bother to have lunch in the White House?

Why did this seemingly good man get played?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/6/2012 7:58:08 AM     (No. 9051143)

We have no will to hold Obama accountable for anything he does. He knows it and it emboldens him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: walcb, 12/6/2012 8:11:19 AM     (No. 9051164)

Wow, excellent strong writing by Gertz, very specific in his charges. Thanks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/6/2012 8:17:09 AM     (No. 9051174)

This is precisely the type of behavior that the Left demonized GWB for without being able to cite an actual example.

Pro---jec----tion.

Again.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: The Architect, 12/6/2012 8:29:48 AM     (No. 9051205)

This is just a lengthy statement of what we all knew already. What is not stated here is that Benghazi is about to become Fast and Furious II. In another article this morning, there is strong eviendence that guns supplied to the Libyan Rebels have ended up in the hands of the terrorists who attacked the compound. Zippy will, no doubt, get another pass on this as well. The slobbering media will fall all over themselves to make sure no blame what so ever is placed on Zippy´s shoulders.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/6/2012 9:05:08 AM     (No. 9051265)

But we got free cell phones!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 12/6/2012 9:06:11 AM     (No. 9051267)

´´-Politicizing the Truth
The story continues to seep out like a putrifying wound.´´

And, like a putrifying wound, it has led to a gangrenous appendage that requires amputation for the whole entity to survive.

Nurse, scalpel!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: citizen plain, 12/6/2012 9:17:18 AM     (No. 9051288)

What the hell is a revolutionary marxist to do??? The US is rushing towards a communist civil war.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 12/6/2012 9:33:28 AM     (No. 9051317)

This is what democrats do...lie, spin, and conveiently re-invent the "truth" then they turn into "parrots" and endlessly repeat, repeat, repeat. To the average person it is beyond believeable, but to the average democrat it is prophetic.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: east texas country boy, 12/6/2012 9:55:12 AM     (No. 9051374)

Can you say Frank Church. That is when it all started.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/6/2012 9:59:52 AM     (No. 9051385)

Ah, yes. Frank Church. Totally forgot about this guy. His shady dealings are still affecting this country.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: gpau, 12/6/2012 10:08:28 AM     (No. 9051412)

The American people are not stupid. The truth about the November election is so much worse than we are prepared to deal with. Read "Master Plan to Steal an Election" at www.brushfires-of-freedom.com/steal-an-election.html

Our ´numbed down´ culture doesn´t like ugly words like ´evil´. But it´s right in front of us, and there is no other word for it. It took us a long time to see the evil that was Hitler, but we finally did. So there´s hope.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: toddh, 12/6/2012 10:18:12 AM     (No. 9051430)

"The links were tenuous and therefore it made sense to be cautious before naming perpetrators." [...] "No one wanted to prejudice a criminal investigation in its earliest stages."

This might be plausible, except there was no caution about blaming a Youtuber. Whoever this official is, is officially lying.

And isn´t it great that petty legalisms are in the way of American foreign policy? *No More Lawyer Presidents!*

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Reply 18 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/6/2012 11:06:24 AM     (No. 9051578)

Hahahah - but it won´t make any difference

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 12/6/2012 11:18:56 AM     (No. 9051627)

Inre: #16-

I must beg to differ... the American people are, in fact, quite stupid. Maybe not the ones you or I hang around, but the vast majority are without a doubt fools.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/6/2012 3:04:34 PM     (No. 9052184)

oh Yes about those free phones ----just wait until the first monthly use bill arrives and the eager bought voters learn they racked up hundreds of minuets. Obe didn´t promise to pay those bills so the faithful will be holding dead phones because no payee no dial tone.
It seems that judging all Americans but an enlightened few ( yourselves) as stupid is just another form of Obama like arrogance.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rael, 12/6/2012 11:00:12 PM     (No. 9052855)

All of those reasons that they gave for not telling the truth? Pure BS. Pure BS.

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