Skip to comments.Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says
Posted on 11/16/2012 7:13:57 AM PST by The G Man
Rep. Peter King appeared on Fox News this morning and stated that David Petraeus testified that the original CIA talking points about Benghazzi indicated it was a terrorist act and cited al Qaeda involvement. Somewhere after leaving CIA, the talking points were changed. He did not know who changed them.
If this is an inappropriate use of Breaking News, please feel free to pull it. My sense is this is "hugh" though.
Saw that on Hannity last night. King said nobody’s able to say who altered the talking points which had included a reference to AQ.
Obama said blame him... He also said (arrogantly) that Rice went out with the info provided her by the White House. WH altered it.
Btw, pathetic display hiding behind her race and gender instead of addressing her lies.
I still think Petraeus is trying to walk a fine line between the actual truth and protecting Obama.
I’m hoping he does the right thing.
Here’s another link:
They just made a deal with the devil that they would just as soon not talk about.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al Qaeda involvement” was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who spoke to reporters after Petraeus testified before the House Intelligence Committee, indicated he and other lawmakers still have plenty of questions about the aftermath of the attack.
“No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points,” he said.
What we are about to witness is a massive media blitz to explain away the contradictions and exhonerate little barry bastard boy liar-in-chief from any fecklessness, AND turn the entire effort to get the truth as a Republican political campaign. It is almost time for goin’ huntin’ to reduce the infestation of media fifth column.
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Maybe we can get across the hughcynicism of this administration. I know all administrations lie and cover their mistakes, but these guys count on blind loyalty in a way that is disturbing. And it is a majority” faction of the kind that Madison warned about.
Am reminded of the song ... Nothing Else Matters
You know, that is one fugly man.
Yup. The White House did it. Try Clapper, the guy who told Petraeus to resign. Or the bungling Secretary of State. We all know that Barry does nothing but read from a TelePrompter when instructed.
Original talking points went to the White House, State Department, and National Security Council.
Apocalyptica - Nothing else matters [live]
The graphic says it all!!!!!
Well Obama does not want to offend his Muslims buddies so this comes as a no surprise to me.
btw, Rep King met the Kelley’s at British Embassy Party in DC.
Uh, what were they doing there?
In my opinion, this was EXACTLY why she was chosen to be sent out spouting the video/spontaneous lie. Hillary, old fox that she is, said "nuh uh, not me Bucko". Rice, being female and ESPECIALLY black, was the one chosen - I'm sure Axelrat/Jarrett were probably in on that decision & I'm betting they took a pencil to the CIA 'talking points' as well. Gender/race played out with Obama going all 'macho' defending the poor girl's political virtue and yesterday when one of the black lawmakers was talking to Chrissy Tingle Matthews, he made a point of bringing up & emphasizing that she was African American. Obozo gets a pass on everything because of his 'tan' .... Rice won't get a total pass, but the 'race/female' issue will be thrown around enough to muddy the water somewhat.
Nothing happens at the White Hut unless President Batface (ValJar) approves it. She is the POTUS. Bathhouse Barry works for her! They should subpoena her arse. Make them refuse the subpoena to her, make them declare Executive Privilege. Put it on the record. She needs to be held accountable!
“Petraeus testifies CIA’s Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says”
“Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al Qaeda involvement” was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.
...Petraeus’ testimony both challenges the Obama administration’s repeated claims that the attack was a “spontaneous” protest over an anti-Islam video, and according to King conflicts with his own briefing to lawmakers on Sept. 14...”
The liberal media must really be scrambling to figure out how to report avoid reporting this. It will be interesting to see how it gets twisted or hidden with something else.
Not only was the line taken out..but something else had to have been added to blame it on the video.
Have they asked the questions yet: when did you find out? who told you? what information did you receive from the people in Benghazi? Was there a specific request for assistance? Did you look at offering assistance in any event, knowing that your people and other Americans were under a significant and sustained attack by well armed terrorists? Did you communicate with the military leadership, State Department or the White House? Did you ask for assistance? What direction if any came from the White house. State or the military as to what should be done? Were you made aware of the President’s order that “everything possible” be done to protect the people in Benghazi? What did you do to follow out this order. if it was in fact made?
The video story is a distraction. It deals with the cover up, but we need to know what is being covered up? The simple questions are: what did the President know, when did he know it, and what did he do with that knowledge? To me, this is what is being covered up.
What he was spouting had the other three almost ready to come off their seats and punch his lights out.
In other words, he was parsing things for his home boy bozo. He was the authority on there that KNEW what Petraeus says or means to say. grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Of course he had to tell us about all his (in my opinion) traitorous activity in Afghanistan and how he knew Petraeus so well, great General. BUT!!!,
I will never forget how Whore boy drew maps in the sand for the enemy and then HE was FORCED out by the military.
Petraeus said that the briefing points were changed thru an interagency process and did not consider that to be that significant at the time. Petraeus is part of the smokescreen pointing fingers elsewhere and giving excuses and outright lies for his own behavior.
Hopefully the Republicans on the panel will ask the right questions and force him off that line.
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The Bigger the Lie the more people will believe it.-Adolf Hitler
If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.-Joesph Goebbels.
What do you think the fallout around the world would be if we were to learn the Obama adm. planned the attack?
None of this matters until he is under oath..which he isn’t right now
I am hoping by the Sunday shows the left is back to calling the General ‘Be-tray-us’. That means he is telling the truth.
DCI doesn’t report to SecSt. The only people who would have been able to do this are Clapper, Brennan, or Donilon. My guess is Brennan. He’s an arabphile of very long standing, back to his undergrad days at Rose Hill. And I would expect once he received Petraeus’ assessment that he cooperated with Jarret to insulate Obama from the very real failure of the Libyan efforts.Given the haloed one’s detachment from governance and his total interest in only campaigning, I doubt Obama even questioned the assessment put before him. It was certainly Jarrett who sent Rice out that Sunday. Anyone else would have had to lie on five successive shows and an anchor like Wallace would have instinctively known he was being lied to. Rice knew only what she was told and had no reason to believe her friend Jarrett was using her. Her crime was taking these talking points and not asking questions of Jarrett and Brennan.
So the official briefing of a 4 star general to the white house ‘gets changed’ and nobody know who did it?
This is too easy. If the head of an agency forwarded or sent his report to his boss, and someone altered it, then it would have to be someone in the management hierarchy above Petraeus. That should be a very short list!
Who was above Petraeus? Who had the authority to unilaterally change the content of the report?
King says he’s friends with Petraeus. Is he (King) friends with Jill Kelly and Paula Broadwell as well?
I’m withholding final judgement until I find out if the Republican committee members asked the really tough questions. If they get hung up over who said what after the attack, they will never uncover the truth about what happened during the attack and why Americans were left in harms way when military support could have been provided. There are so many grand conspiracy theories about gun running and Obama deliberately letting the Ambassador get captured to trade him for the Blind Sheik, but the more plausible scenario is that Obama let political considerations (i.e. appeasing muslim sensitivities) interfere with his duty to the Americans in danger, and that it was Obama who ordered the CIA and military not to send in any direct military assistance to the people at the Annex. Obama looked into the eyes of terror and he blinked. And Americans died because of his cowardice.
“Clapper, Brennan, or Donilon”
I chose D. All of the above.
King has met Kelley at ONE OR TWO events at the British Embassy in DC.
Who cares about what others think, America is way more important than foreigners 'thoughts'.
Something is missing here...
Wasn’t the whole invasion, killing, watched on live feed?
So was Petraeus in the room with the whole group?
Is THAT when he said it was Al-quada?
And AFTER they watched it, they decided to change “the talking points” for “our” benefit?
No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points, he said.”
My bet is on Valerie Jarrett, the psuedo-commander in chief...
Were there any questions at the hearing about what happened ON 9/11?
Whether any CIA agents requested military assistance?
Or were the questions focused on the aftermath (talking points, etc.)?