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Petraeus’s role in drafting Benghazi
talking points raises questions

Washington Post, by Scott Wilson and Karen DeYoung

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/21/2013 11:03:01 PM

The controversy over the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi attack last year began at a meeting over coffee on Capitol Hill three days after the assault. It was at this informal session with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that the ranking Democrat asked David H. Petraeus, who was CIA director at the time, to ensure that committee members did not inadvertently disclose classified information when talking to the news media about the attack. “We had some new members on the committee, and we knew the press would be very aggressive on this, so we didn’t want


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StephaniePlum, 5/21/2013 11:26:50 PM     (No. 9338839)

What a bunch of !!!! These two clowns at the Washington Post are accusing Petraeus of drafting the original talking points in a way that would present the CIA in a favorable light. Forget the fact that they represented the truth ! Then they say that the White House didn´t really have a role in shaping the changes in the talking points, they merely acted as a go-between in facilitating the various edits by State and CIA. There´s still lots of kool aid left to be guzzled out there. It´s going to be a long hot summer.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 5/21/2013 11:32:59 PM     (No. 9338847)

The journ-0-leestas were summoned to the White House this morning. Was it just coffee in the West Wing or could some talking points have been distributed. I can hardly believe the most ethical WH ever would do that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 5/21/2013 11:34:58 PM     (No. 9338849)

This article has been cut and spliced to clear the White House. The talking points most specifically did not find that the attack on Benghazi resulted from a spontaneous demonstration against a video. It is absurd to declare that the White House was the only group disturbed by the honesty of the initial version of the talking points.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M Stuart, 5/21/2013 11:45:49 PM     (No. 9338860)

The comments section will make you depressed. Don´t read it. Every time I think the WaPo might be making some sense, they pull this.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: enuf8, 5/22/2013 12:13:58 AM     (No. 9338882)

So, the washing machine is on SPIN cycle again. Carney cannot keep his stories straight so he has requested help on Benghazi. The IRS spin Carney puts out changes each time he opens his mouth. The knee-pad wearers to the rescue, once again!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lylacat, 5/22/2013 12:20:08 AM     (No. 9338888)

So we now know that Hillary sold stinger missiles to terrorists, and then she sent our ambassador over to buy them back, and these terrorists used them against us and murdered Stevens and three other brave Americans. Now we know why she stalled being questioned about these matters. Petraeus was scared to death that his affair would be outed, and they had him over the barrel. No wonder Hillary and 0bama left them all there to die; they were afraid the truth would come out, and it did.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Objectivity, 5/22/2013 12:43:28 AM     (No. 9338904)

Washington Post ..... Donald (Facebook) Graham´s & Warren Buffett´s crony capitalist propaganda machine.

But then there is Bloomberg .... then the NYTimes.... then NBC ..... then even the redoubtable Financial Times has gone elitist (think this statement a bit much? ... go read the FT the weekend after UKIP shocked British politics a few weeks back ..... FT: UKIP essentially are populist thugs versus the enlightened majority parties of the UK who favor the Euro project -- the FT has lost its financial bearings!) ...ugh

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Smaj, 5/22/2013 12:44:31 AM     (No. 9338906)

Patraeus should be cellmates in federal hardtime prison with Obongo, Panetta, Clinton, Dempsey, Donilon and McDonough (at a minimum) for criminal negligence in the deaths of 4 Americans and the abandoment of 30+ Americans. If some of the above don´t go to prison over Benghazi, then we are through as a nation.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jorgecito, 5/22/2013 1:22:27 AM     (No. 9338931)

Lies, lies, and more lies.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 5/22/2013 2:23:33 AM     (No. 9338947)

...how VERY convient of the Post fo come through with this at this time. The Ministry of Truth is hard at work...

...why don´t we just get Petraeus, Hillary and a few others together at the same time for another hearing and while we´re at it, find out what Barry was doing that night...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 5/22/2013 3:27:08 AM     (No. 9338955)

I guess we shouldn´t be too harsh on Petraeus in all this. After all, he was doing a lot of thinking below his belt at the time, he was very preoccupied and Obama was holding Petraeus´ trashy affair over his head. Really smart for the director of the CIA to be having an illicit affair at the time. I wonder what Obama had over the traitor Justice Roberts, or has over John Boehner?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum, 5/22/2013 4:31:09 AM     (No. 9338962)

The article is exactly what I expect of the WaPo. We see the regime´s next move in it. Petraeus will be the scapegoat. No hint of wrongdoing must touch Obama or Hillary and the lapdogs will see to it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Spidey, 5/22/2013 4:42:22 AM     (No. 9338964)

Petraeus´s role in drafting the talking points is really irrelevant. The fact is they had to come up with a storyline 3 days after the attack and decided to lie about the anti-muslim film being the reason for it.

It was all hands on deck for that phony narrative and I´m dubious on how big a role Petraeus played.He´s still in a position where he can´t defend himself because of some form of blackmail.He sure didn´t tell Susan Rice to do the big 5.

These people are still manufacturing lies to cover this up and there has to be a big reason why.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 5/22/2013 4:47:44 AM     (No. 9338968)

#11, I´ve read that the way Justice Roberts and his wife adopted their two lovely children from Ireland might have skirted Irish law. I have no idea if that´s true. Alas, I don´t think Boehner needs to be blackmailed to make a mixed of good and really bad decisions. I think of him as a mostly good guy who has been in Congress too long and has a dangerous "failure of imagination." People should take a 30,000-foot view of why Obama and the progressives are so intent on giving weapons to terrorists like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and al qaeda who is fighting on the side of the Syrian rebels. Do they think the aligator will eat them last? Do progressives mistake themselves for aligators and see terrorists as just honey badgers? Do progressives think they can give the ME to islamists and they´ll be satisfied with a partial califate and be so grateful for the help that they´ll leave leftist elites alone? Fat chance.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 5/22/2013 5:50:50 AM     (No. 9338997)

This article is baloney. The whole scheme arose to hide the sale of stingers that wound up with Al Quaeda - which is a fact that would have changed the election, and now can bring down this rotten Administration.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Starlady, 5/22/2013 6:16:23 AM     (No. 9339014)

The WH is desperate to pin the blame on the CIA and Petraeus. This article represents the Washington Post lapdogs latest attempt to help the WH in doing that.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 5/22/2013 6:59:04 AM     (No. 9339075)

All clear for General Petraeus to testify.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: judy, 5/22/2013 7:07:56 AM     (No. 9339084)

WP what a joke...now wonder they are losing subscribers..

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Reply 19 - Posted by: plumnellie, 5/22/2013 7:20:38 AM     (No. 9339103)

Did not know about C.Justice Roberts adoption situation. That might explain the hold Obama has on him. We have criminals in charge of our country and our Republican leadership is corrupt too. If Repubs let Obama´s administration and the Dem party off lightly we will all know Repubs are in the tank for them. The next election would be a cake walk if Repubs wanted to win. Somehow I doubt we take the Senate with the current lack of passion for the truth and the desire to go for the throat(figuratively) fighting spirit among the Repub establishment. None of them want to rock the boat of their own power and perks.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: RancherJack, 5/22/2013 7:52:30 AM     (No. 9339168)

Why, he´s a one man wrecking crew!


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Reply 21 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 5/22/2013 8:12:12 AM     (No. 9339211)

If the Rats hit on Petraeus too much he´s liable to take the whole bunch down. He doesn´t have much to lose anymore except his honor, and I don´t think he´s going to give that up without a big nasty fight.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LZK, 5/22/2013 8:24:34 AM     (No. 9339239)

Okay -- this ole lady is gonna tell it like it is....

Petraeus´ scandal with that woman was all about keeping him under control with coersion. They had the goods on him and they thought he would shut up...

Well -- that didn´t happen. So now they are dragging his name out because they feel he´s not credibile with the American public....

Ya gotta think like the Chicago mob. Scary -- I"ve lived here so long -- I´m thinking like one of em....

Da Bears!!


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Reply 23 - Posted by: JAN, 5/22/2013 8:35:57 AM     (No. 9339274)

Since our hero General Petraeus did not have the guts to stand up and speak the truth from the start I have not a single care what they do to slime him.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: cake crumb, 5/22/2013 8:43:07 AM     (No. 9339288)

Too late to be believable.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nimby, 5/22/2013 8:47:36 AM     (No. 9339303)

So this was what the secret meeting in west wing with journalists last evening was all about! Quick someone check and see what talking points Ezra Klein is spewing.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Grambo, 5/22/2013 8:48:11 AM     (No. 9339305)

The WaPo has a powwow at the WH and bingo, out pops this article. Go figure.

There isn´t an ounce of virtue in WaPo building.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 5/22/2013 9:49:54 AM     (No. 9339416)

“We had some new members on the committee, and we knew the press would be very aggressive on this, so we didn’t want any of them to make mistakes,” Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (Md.) said last week...´´

´´...and we knew FOX NEWS would be very aggressive on this...´´

There, fixed it for ya Mr. Ruppersberger.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 5/22/2013 10:15:55 AM     (No. 9339456)

#14, the information almost came out during Roberts confirmation hearings. Someone in the press started asking questions about his kids and all of a sudden, silence on the subject. I would say that he screwed his job and Country because of his kids.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 5/22/2013 10:50:22 AM     (No. 9339516)

There are some LOL areas in this piece.
" A close reading of recently released
government e-mails..."
is WaPo speak for transcribing the dictation of the WH.
You see, all along, the White House
was the one who wanted to tell the truth about Benghazi , but, it was General Petraeus
who masterminded the plot to deceive Americans,
The WH must feel pretty confident that they can still
control Petraeus .
The bugging obviously didn´t stop with the AP and James Rosen.
Perhaps DeYoung and Wilson in their zeal for the truth
might investigate the whereabouts of the Commander in Chief
on the night of the attack.
So far, that elephant in the room is always ignored.
We know he was last seen at 5 pm Sept 11.
The White House released this statement on Sept 12, 2012 :
" The President was notified last night that Ambassador Stevens was unaccounted for
and then notified again
this morning about his tragic death."

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Reality, 5/22/2013 11:00:30 AM     (No. 9339535)

What a BS coverup of the role of the president and his Chicago mob.
Put Petreaus on the witness stand under oath.
Still no answer to"Where was the president while his ambassador was being raped and killed"!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Gallo3, 5/22/2013 11:09:56 AM     (No. 9339561)

My guess is that when Blessed Hussein saw the footage of Benghazi streaming the pm of 9/11, he immediately left the room and went off the grid- telling them to stonewall first and foremost and to handle it themselves so that he has no record with which to be attacked.

The ´Who, Me?´ gambit.

Meanwhile, he gets the bong out and has a great evening watching TV, eats some Cheetos and goes to bed and leaves for Vegas next morning.

No problem.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 5/22/2013 12:33:24 PM     (No. 9339729)

We are arguing about what Petraeus might or might not have put into his report. Have we ever seen a copy of his original report? I certainly have not.

It seems to me that it is obvious that his first report did not please Washington and they have taken care to keep it secret. Until we have seen it we really have no way to draw conclusions. Some poster here wants him in jail. What for?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: judy, 5/22/2013 1:01:02 PM     (No. 9339779)

Did the far left wing WP mention about the invasion of Petraeus´s emails etc...my guess is the report did not please Petraeus soooo they brought out the emails etc affair .... and he retired... everyone really believes Petraeus is only one in the military to ever have an affair...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 5/22/2013 1:57:48 PM     (No. 9339869)

See what happens when you lie down with dogs, General P?
Take that flea bath, come clean.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ocjim, 5/22/2013 5:04:21 PM     (No. 9340245)

New Obama strategy: Scandal kiting...
Change scandal emphasis every day and rotate them so that no one scandal gets public and press traction. It will take a bunch of nothing burger WH releases, pressers and astro-events, all roughly coordinated of course. All just a theory, but I put NOTHING beyond these arrogant Alinsky acolytes.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/22/2013 5:31:05 PM     (No. 9340271)

The General is logically the next sacrifice if one must be given up. It sure won´t be Hillary or someone at the WH. And State, Defense, and the CIA now have new Obama people in charge.

Does Mrs. Petraeus still have her no-show job that pays about $200k? The one Obama gave her.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/22/2013 5:58:45 PM     (No. 9340329)

#22, you have to know your enemy to defeat him. Remember the line in "Patton": "Rommel, you _____, I read your book!"

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in confrontation with pro-life teen

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Fox News, by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/22/2014 9:43:26 PM     Post Reply
A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl. University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. The charges came days after 16-year-old Thrin Short and her parents met with prosecutors. Thrin told authorities what she told FoxNews.com earlier this month: She, her older

Theory: Maybe Black Toddlers Are Suspended
From Preschool More Because of Racism

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Atlantic Wire, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 3:17:57 PM     Post Reply
In 2011, over 8,000 kids were suspended from preschool — preschool! — in America. More than half were black, despite comprising less than half of the student population. Sure, we can entertain a lot of theories why this is the case, but I am going to go with this one: America has a problem with racism. The odds are probably better than even that you will be annoyed by that. Which is fine. I accept that response. And there are a lot of possibilities that could explain how this bit of data is an aberration. As the Associated Press reports, the

Press banned as first
lady touts free speech

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Boston Herald, by Bob McGovern    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/23/2014 4:48:25 AM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama told students that freedom of speech should be a universal right during her extravagant, no-press-allowed tour of China — a hypocritical move that will surely draw the ire of critics, according to an expert. “That is troublesome. That goes beyond hypocritical, and I think the American media and the international media has every right to call her and the Obama administration on that — that they permitted that to happen,” said Tom Whalen, a political history professor at Boston University. “It makes you shake your head, albeit sadly.” The first lady stopped at Peking University in Beijing yesterday

Biden: After healthcare rollout
pains, Obama fit ´for sainthood´

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The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 7:45:50 PM     Post Reply
Vice President Biden told healthcare workers that "patience and empathy" are required to deal with frustrated ObamaCare enrollees and that the president demonstrated saint-like levels of both during the rollout. Speaking to a conference of community health centers in New York, Biden conceded that enrolling in ObamaCare could be "tedious," and early problems with HealthCare.gov worsened the problem. "We didn´t help you much at the front end here, man," Biden said, adding that he wanted to recommend President Obama "for sainthood" because he maintained his patience through the early technical problems with the website. "The president and I were as frustrated as anyone

The Evil of the Outdoor Cat
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New York Times, by Richard Conniff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/23/2014 5:25:45 AM     Post Reply
ONCE upon a time I had a cat named Lucky, and the name fit. She turned up on our doorstep as a stray and stayed with us for 10 years, until her rather gruesome demise. (More about that later.) I liked her because she was a free spirit, and a survivor, going out for two, three, even five days, in all seasons. She’d show up when it suited her, waiting in the dark before dawn till I came downstairs and turned on my desk lamp. Then she’d make her presence known by rising up on her hind legs and gently

Study: Blacks with white
friends are ´less black´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 3/23/2014 6:23:12 AM     Post Reply
When Washington, D.C., councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry this week said that whites need to be “more open-minded” about African-American politicians, claiming “blacks are more open-minded than” whites, he was suggesting that whites can´t do what blacks do -- embrace the other race. But a new study of 212 black college students made available to Secrets found little open-mindedness: Blacks don´t like it when other blacks associate with whites, to the point of refusing help to an African-American experiencing “a run of bad luck” -- just because they have white friends. The study in the April edition of the authoritative journal

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