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White House says did not heavily edit talking points on Benghazi
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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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KEYWORDS: ameritopia; benghazi; boyking; cultureofcorruption; howtostealanelection; impeachment; liedtovoters; nationalsecurity; noadultinsight; noconstitution; nohonesty; nohumility; nointegrity; nojustice; notransparency; notruth; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; obamalied; obamaliedpeopledied; obamalies; obamasfault; peopledied; petraeus; petraeustestimony; transparency
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Heavily?????????????
1 posted on 11/17/2012 9:03:27 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The meaning of “is” is ?


2 posted on 11/17/2012 9:04:24 AM PST by llevrok (I haven't left America. It left me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Liars.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 9:06:02 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

Does anyone believe anything that comes from the White House anymore?


4 posted on 11/17/2012 9:07:03 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Sub-Driver
No, they only "lightly" edited them.

Looks like Petraeus' testimony got to them.

5 posted on 11/17/2012 9:07:15 AM PST by what's up
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To: Sub-Driver

Err.. Al Qaeda? Angry mob spontaneous riot? Yes, it is kind of a big difference.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 9:08:00 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Sub-Driver

The headline of the story is the only thing most people read. This headline states as fact the White House talking point. Typical.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 9:08:07 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: Sub-Driver

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. . .


8 posted on 11/17/2012 9:08:18 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Sub-Driver

I didn't do it.. and you cannot prove I did.

9 posted on 11/17/2012 9:08:42 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Sub-Driver

ROFLOL

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?


10 posted on 11/17/2012 9:10:06 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Sub-Driver

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!!!


11 posted on 11/17/2012 9:10:09 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


12 posted on 11/17/2012 9:11:10 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Sub-Driver
If there were adjustments made to them within the intelligence community

My money's on Tom Donilon who is in intelligence, but also in the White House.

13 posted on 11/17/2012 9:12:13 AM PST by what's up
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To: Sub-Driver

Heavily is not is heavily not.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 9:12:13 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 9:14:33 AM PST by samadams2000
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To: Sub-Driver

The delusion is in full swing.


16 posted on 11/17/2012 9:14:41 AM PST by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The White House” is a liar.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 9:15:11 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Pinnochio administration should be in prison...have their property seized and then deported. All of them.


18 posted on 11/17/2012 9:17:14 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kicker....The White House did edit it !!!!!!

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.

19 posted on 11/17/2012 9:18:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

“It was heavily. It was not heavily.”

- Samuel Beckett, P. 8., After the End of the End of the After


20 posted on 11/17/2012 9:18:12 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Sub-Driver
This lickspittle Rhodes is absolutely correct.

The took out two words: AQ.

The put back one word: mob.

See, it was just a minor edit.

21 posted on 11/17/2012 9:18:41 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


22 posted on 11/17/2012 9:18:58 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Sub-Driver

White House says did not heavily edit talking points on Benghazi

No, they edited it.
23 posted on 11/17/2012 9:23:08 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


24 posted on 11/17/2012 9:24:32 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: shalom aleichem

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.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 9:24:42 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Sub-Driver

they admitted that they edited the talking points memo - note edited the facility only is to give them plausible deniability - legalese for cya


26 posted on 11/17/2012 9:25:22 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: shalom aleichem
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?

It should be about both.

What you say and the AQ coverup.

27 posted on 11/17/2012 9:25:22 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: shalom aleichem

I agree. To even publicly discuss such a thing as “talking points” in reference to these deaths is offensive.


28 posted on 11/17/2012 9:25:39 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They can edit lightly, take out two words and change the whole meaning.

Another smoke bomb released by the WH.


29 posted on 11/17/2012 9:26:55 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Sacajaweau
I figured they are getting a little too close to BO when the black caucus started screaming racism about Susan Rice. That means that Rice knows the answers and the answers lead straight to BO therefore it must be shut down and called racism so we can't get to the truth. I detest black, liberal women. I guess blacks are held to a lower standard than whites now.
30 posted on 11/17/2012 9:27:39 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Sub-Driver

Crazy - Reuters put an ellipis in the critical quote in the story.

How could *that* ever pass edit.


31 posted on 11/17/2012 9:33:23 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


32 posted on 11/17/2012 9:35:19 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

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!


33 posted on 11/17/2012 9:35:30 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Sub-Driver; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
The outrage in the REAL America is getting to the boiling point. This pressure cooker cannot be too far from exploding. This election and all that it entails cannot stand. obama has sown the whirlwind.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

34 posted on 11/17/2012 9:36:52 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Very nicely done!!


35 posted on 11/17/2012 9:37:12 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: dandiegirl
I'd guess that Rice didn't/doesn't know sh**. She's just a liason between the US and the UN. Have we heard from her at all since she's been at the UN??

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.

36 posted on 11/17/2012 9:40:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“our” president ......


37 posted on 11/17/2012 9:43:03 AM PST by malia
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To: Sacajaweau

“But we have a missing character here”..... she is on vacation.......


38 posted on 11/17/2012 9:44:59 AM PST by malia
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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)


39 posted on 11/17/2012 9:45:04 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: FreeReign

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.


40 posted on 11/17/2012 9:47:49 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: malia

I don’t care where she is....Right now...she belongs here!!


41 posted on 11/17/2012 9:49:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: what's up

I’m going to go with “completely edited”.


42 posted on 11/17/2012 9:49:58 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Semantics is the last refuge of the Chicago Way.


43 posted on 11/17/2012 9:50:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

IOW, yes the White House did. Thanks Sub-Driver.

King: Petraeus Said CIA’s Talking Points Were Edited to Play Down Terrorism
MRCTV | November 16, 2012 | Ian Hanchett
Posted on 11/17/2012 8:48:55 AM PST by yoe
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2960617/posts


44 posted on 11/17/2012 9:52:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

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


45 posted on 11/17/2012 9:55:22 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It looks like this was the plan all along — Patreaus was sent over to CIA to do a job, the script was written, the actors chosen, the stage set and mission accomplished. The only problem is — what's the real story here. I think I know.
46 posted on 11/17/2012 10:03:08 AM PST by TiaS
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To: Sub-Driver

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


47 posted on 11/17/2012 10:05:19 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


48 posted on 11/17/2012 10:06:47 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Triple
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.

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.

49 posted on 11/17/2012 10:08:12 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

President “Not-my-fault” blames the dog for eating his homework again.


50 posted on 11/17/2012 10:10:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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