Skip to comments.White House says did not heavily edit talking points on Benghazi
Posted on 11/17/2012 9:03:22 AM PST by Sub-Driver
White House says did not heavily edit talking points on Benghazi
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE | Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:25am EST
(Reuters) - The White House did not heavily alter talking points about the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, an official said on Saturday.
"If there were adjustments made to them within the intelligence community, that's common, and that's something they would have done themselves," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, told reporters. "The only edit ... made by the White House was the factual edit as to how to refer to the facility."
After a closed-door hearing with former CIA Director David Petraeus on Friday, Republican Representative Peter King said that unclassified talking points prepared by the CIA for use by lawmakers about the September 11 attack where the U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed originally pointed specifically to al Qaeda involvement.
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The meaning of “is” is ?
Does anyone believe anything that comes from the White House anymore?
Looks like Petraeus' testimony got to them.
Err.. Al Qaeda? Angry mob spontaneous riot? Yes, it is kind of a big difference.
The headline of the story is the only thing most people read. This headline states as fact the White House talking point. Typical.
re: “The only edit ... made by the White House was the factual edit as to how to refer to the facility.”
And the beat (bs) goes on. . .
I didn't do it.. and you cannot prove I did.
The CIA is only part of the Ding Dong admin’s intelligence community. So who is the Ding Dong who did it? Who is the Ding Dong who thought the terrorists wouldn’t know we were on to them if we pretended some video no one had ever seen was the reason terrorists attacked and killed an unguarded US ambassador?
Impeach Obama.....he is a traitor to the USA.....and....a hater of the state of Israel!!!! And......while you are at it.....how about undertaking the recall of certain Democrat senators that are exposed to real recall, and replace them with conservatives across the board. Start after January 20th...when Hitler (Obama) takes the POTUS second term oath. America....the Facist/Communist state. Freedom & Liberty are dead!!! America asleep at the wheel!!!
Yeaaaaaah. They had two months to come up with with a bs story line, and this is it.
The republicans need to get a name, and start turning the screws.
No more answers in the passive voice. “Intelligence was provided.”
WHO provided the damn cover story?
My money's on Tom Donilon who is in intelligence, but also in the White House.
Heavily is not is heavily not.
Its about the meme blaming the video. Who inserted the story line about the video? Who decided to blame America and our ignorance of islam for the killing of the Americans? Pretty simple. Identify that person or persons and have them tried for treason and executed on pay per view. Proceeds of course to go to the families of the speed bumps along the way victims.
The delusion is in full swing.
“The White House” is a liar.
The Pinnochio administration should be in prison...have their property seized and then deported. All of them.
And that means President Obama. An ATTACK on 9-11 and he's worried about the name of the facility hit??
And when I read between the lines, I would say that it was edited by the whitehouse (Obama) more than once.
“It was heavily. It was not heavily.”
- Samuel Beckett, P. 8., After the End of the End of the After
The took out two words: AQ.
The put back one word: mob.
See, it was just a minor edit.
Why is this boiling down to side show of talking points?
Was there a distress call?
Who decided not to respond to it?
Was there a “stand down” order?
Who issued it?
Role of White House?
The old “if” word....
“If there were adjustments made to them within the intelligence community, that’s common, and that’s something they would have done themselves,”
Do you know then Ben, “if” adjustments were made, what they were, and by who?
Because it’s been decided that our communications systems with our embassies and other facilities and their links to places like the WH Situation Room are “highly classified.”
We’re never going to get the truth unless somebody on the ground in Benghazi blows it all up by talking publicly. And so far, that hasn’t happened.
they admitted that they edited the talking points memo - note edited the facility only is to give them plausible deniability - legalese for cya
It should be about both.
What you say and the AQ coverup.
I agree. To even publicly discuss such a thing as “talking points” in reference to these deaths is offensive.
They can edit lightly, take out two words and change the whole meaning.
Another smoke bomb released by the WH.
Crazy - Reuters put an ellipis in the critical quote in the story.
How could *that* ever pass edit.
Always a way out for teflon Zero - “HEAVILY” is what the morons of America desire to hear. FOUR MORE YEARS OF NON-STOP LYING. Is the USA a laughing stock yet?
NO! Anyone that is intelligent does NOT believe one word that comes out of That PIT!
But there are a lot of Dumb Arses and they are called DEMORATS!Union Members!Greenies!and Enemies of Democracy and Freedom!
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Very nicely done!!
But we have a missing character here...which no one is mentioning(that I know of)....Hillary.
I'd say Obama and she now have a deal....she'll shut up until she leaves...and then no promises. Bet she's all lawyered up royally.
“our” president ......
“But we have a missing character here”..... she is on vacation.......
I disagree - the fact that there was a cover story and talking points is minor.
The real story is that Obama failed to properly protect the Americans in Benghazi.
US forces were ready, willing, and able to go to the rescue. Obama did not send them.
*That* is the biggest scandal of this event. (We may later find that Obama was running an illegal arms smuggling operation to Al Qaeda affiliates. If that were found to be true it rivals the fact that we know now. - Obama left 41 Americans to die in an attack by al qaeda. if not for the former SEALs at the annex, they would have all died. Those SEALs were even at one point (at least) ordered *NOT* to help.
What we know now is HUGE.
(hugh and series - take a shower, don’t let the moose bite you)
O can skate on talking points controversy.
He can say well W “lied us into war” by exaggerating the intel on threat of potential terrorism and WMD and MY administration will honor its Nobel Peace Prize and err on the side of peace; not war.
I (O) also will not send my minority surrogate (Susan Rice) to lie to the UN like W’s house minority (Powell) did.
We (O) may lie to the American people, but we never even fib to the UN.
I don’t care where she is....Right now...she belongs here!!
I’m going to go with “completely edited”.
Semantics is the last refuge of the Chicago Way.
IOW, yes the White House did. Thanks Sub-Driver.
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Posted on 11/17/2012 8:48:55 AM PST by yoe
They still argue and sit there and do not go after the terrorists because it helps the government to look qualified when these nincompoops have no clue what to do.
Obama expects the State Department to protect him and vice versa, and it will not happen, because it is like PUBLIC SCHOOLS! The teacher is all too happy not to have to show ability to students who do not want to study in the first place. So it is a big perv party on the back of taxpayers
They are playing word games. Intelligence community put together info for the WH. They call WH and tell them what they have and the WH instructs them to change the narrative. The intelligence community rewrite the narrative and submit. The WH didn’t edit or rewrite anything, right? with dems it takes forever and sometimes never to get to the bottom of anything because they are masters of deception
Hillary has dropped off the face of the earth which shows guilt in my opinion. Maybe BO told Rice if she would go out and lie for him, then she could be Sec of State and it’s not quite working out the way he envisioned-like everything else.
The real story is that Obama failed to properly protect the Americans in Benghazi.
That's true. But exposing the person who pushed the cover story will ultimately lead us to Obama. It's obvious that he gave the order to hide the role of Al Qaida. If that can be established, we will then have partially established his motivation for failing to defend the ambassador. This terrorist act was an embarrassment to his Libyan "velvet" revolution strategy.
President “Not-my-fault” blames the dog for eating his homework again.