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White House denies allegations of scrubbing terror threat from CIA Libya account
Fox News ^ | 11/17/12

Posted on 11/18/2012 4:24:28 AM PST by Libloather

White House denies allegations of scrubbing terror threat from CIA Libya account
Published November 17, 2012
FoxNews.com

The White House denied allegations Saturday that it scrubbed terrorist involvement from original CIA talking points on the fatal Libya attacks – part of a weekend back and forth in which both parties continued to defend their positions.

White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said only one minor change was made by the Oval Office.

"The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word 'consulate' to the word 'diplomatic facility,' since the facility in Benghazi was not formally a consulate," Rhodes told reporters Saturday aboard Air Force One.

"We were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment. The only edit made by the White House was the factual edit about how to refer to the facility," Rhodes also said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; gunrunning; liars; libya; terror; treason; whitehouse
Then who did it?
1 posted on 11/18/2012 4:24:45 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

What we have here is a he said,she said. No one will own up to this and the WH is probably hoping for another distraction soon so that they can send out new talking points to their comrades in arms. (MSM)


2 posted on 11/18/2012 4:29:48 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: Libloather
Yeah, it couldn't have been the WH since ObaMao, the greatest speech writer on earth by his own estimate, crowed on and on at the UN about the video.
3 posted on 11/18/2012 4:30:06 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: uncommonsense

That depends on what your definition of heavily is.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 4:31:05 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Libloather

Hey.........i`m just telling you what`s on my teleprompter screen.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 4:33:42 AM PST by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: Libloather

Does anybody really think ZERO will take the blame? Please. . . . ...


6 posted on 11/18/2012 4:34:59 AM PST by DeaconRed (The moochers and freeloaders won. America lost. We need to subtract a ZERO.)
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To: Libloather
"Then who did it?"

I don't believe the Regime for a minute, but accepting their statement at face value, the assertion that they don't know who made the change makes us a joke before the world. If we cannot even determine who edited the heavily presented White House talking points, how could we rely on our intelligence capabilities anywhere.

7 posted on 11/18/2012 4:36:15 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Libloather
Then who did it?

Blame the cleaning lady....

(lielielielielielielielielielielielielielielielielielielielie....)

8 posted on 11/18/2012 4:36:59 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Libloather
If the intelligence factor of this fraud is infinitesimal according to valarie “the brotherhood” jarret then his spewing of a video along with his lyer and fiend hillary hamhocks is a despicable devious arrogant deception perpetrated not only on the American people but the families of those they left to die. They have blood on thier hands and must be held accountable. Stop the charade get to the bottom of this and prosecute
9 posted on 11/18/2012 4:38:59 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Libloather

The buck stops anywhere but here.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 4:41:17 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Libloather

What was our Ambassador doing at a “Diplomatic Facility” in a Hotbed of Terrorist activity with no Security? He has been there for a Long time ,the Diplomatic Facility was attacked Multiple times in recent Months,along with an an assasination attempt on the British ambassador,an attack on the American Red Cross which prompted them to leave. Not our Ambassador,he begs for More security multiple times and is ignored,WHY? What was he Doing there at a “Diplomatic Facility” that was so important that he Gave his life as well as the Former Navy Seals? With all the terrorist activity there, no security or help was available?
The idiots in the Media with the Exception of Greta Van Sustern has not had the Courage to explain we were running guns to Jihadists to Dump Assad.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 4:43:54 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Catsrus

He had a golden distraction with the Northeast storm, but unfortunately for him it mostly affected rich white folks.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 4:45:37 AM PST by jughandle
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To: Libloather
The campaign did it.
13 posted on 11/18/2012 4:48:28 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Libloather; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
We now join the President's Thialand press conference... already in progress--

...so, to say that my White House changed anything in the CIA Libya account other than the word 'consulate' to the words 'diplomatic facility' is without doubt... outrageous!

However, once we made that minor change and before we gave it to Susan Rice... Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley did proof it for spelling errors--

Now, are there any other reporters out there... that want to gush over my re-election?

Mr. President, can I kiss you? I want you to be President... for the rest of my life and my children's lives and their grand children's lives.

Yes, and afterwards... you get ice cream!

14 posted on 11/18/2012 4:53:42 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Libloather
As you can see, the media has successfully changed the narrative to Susan Rice and who changed the talking points for the Sunday shows and NOT who instructed everyone to ‘stand down’ and do nothing when the request came in and doing so even while watching the events unfold real-time...
15 posted on 11/18/2012 4:55:41 AM PST by Ryman (Support ALL conservatives...)
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To: Libloather

Impeachment!


16 posted on 11/18/2012 4:56:04 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Libloather
Translation...”we've done *everything* necessary to make sure the truth never emerges so,therefore,it didn't happen”.The fact is that there’ll be no John Dean (who,I guess,has been a regular on MSLSD for some time),there’ll be no Bob Woodward,no Carl Bernstein and no Sam Ervin.As a result the Rats will eventually be able to coin a term that will be widely used and widely accepted in certain circles....”Benghazi-er”.
17 posted on 11/18/2012 5:02:29 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Perhaps Petraeus and the CIA have a copy of what was forwarded to the White House..........Nah, they would not have kept a copy, that would be too bureaucratic.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 5:14:34 AM PST by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: DeaconRed
Does anybody really think ZERO will take the blame? Please. . . . ...

"I want you to listen to me,I'm gonna say this again.I did not have diplomatic relations with that man,Ambassador Stevens.I never told anybody to lie,not a single time,never.These allegations are false,and I need to go back to work improving my wedge shot for the American people".


19 posted on 11/18/2012 5:15:13 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Libloather
The question is not so much who changed the talking points as it is who fabricated the story of the "spontaneous" mob.

Who came up with the idea to fabricate a blatant lie out of whole cloth and announce it to the American people?

20 posted on 11/18/2012 5:18:47 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Libloather

The person who likely did it has a long record of committing diversions to refocus attention away from damaging news and she is far away in another country as this unfolds. Remember the Monica story? What happened? Hillary found a willing acomplice, The Today Show and Matt Lauer where she raised the specter of “The Vast Rightwing Conspiracy” that was out to “get her husband” and the willingly gullible syncophants in the media quickly circled their wagons around the Clinton’s.


21 posted on 11/18/2012 5:20:41 AM PST by billhilly
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To: Libloather
Then who did it?

Josh Steiner

22 posted on 11/18/2012 5:24:02 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Libloather

It is funny how they use another acronym for cover up. I know they used some other phased to shield themselves from dumb ass Amerikans catching on.


23 posted on 11/18/2012 5:36:09 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Libloather
It is and I must assume always has been recognized as a U.S. "Consulate" in Benghazi, Libya. The reason I say this is that if you use GOOGLE EARTH and type in - Benghazi, Libya US Consulate - it will take you right there for a "Birds Eye View" of the building and it is named - GET READY - "U S CONSULATE". Save the Lat-Lon description, as they may have to change the Equator Lines to continue the BS story! LOL Image Hosted by Consulate.us

24 posted on 11/18/2012 5:39:38 AM PST by Chance Hart
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To: Hatteras

No one but the President had the authority to issue ‘Stand-Down’ orders that would not be countermanded by a true American of a higher rank...just like the true American Seals that disregarded those orders and went to help. If they had the backup they thought they would have, this attack could have been stopped and some of the deaths prevented...their blood is clearly on the President’s hands.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 5:42:11 AM PST by Ryman (Support ALL conservatives...)
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To: Libloather

“...what we have here is a failure to communicate....”
Per the great Rep. Joe Wilson: “YOU LIE!!!”
Joe knew it and so did everyone else in the place. Joe was the only one that had the balls to shout it out.
Just remember this: “you can’t polish a turd.” You can dress it up, put some perfume on it, put a nice, big red bow on it, etc., etc., but when you try to polish it, you end up knocking off that dry outer crust and inside you just get the same old nasty wet crap. That’s odongo.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 5:42:47 AM PST by lgjhn23
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To: Libloather
"The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word 'consulate' to the word 'diplomatic facility,' since the facility in Benghazi was not formally a consulate,"

IOW - we originally portrayed it as a consulate, but that became inconvenient because if it was an actual consulate, it might be said that we really needed to take revenge for it instead of merely sacrificing American lives. This is one of the few cases where a lie was emended to state the truth -don't worry, it's not a trend...

27 posted on 11/18/2012 5:55:43 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Libloather

Just like the Clinton White House mysteriously finding the Rose Law Firm’s “missing” records on a table one day in the white house with no explanation of how they showed up, and the media not even curious, so too the Obama White House will contend that the change from a terrorist act to a protest gone wild, is... a mystery... like the information went into a little black box and came out, well, changed. And no one knows why...AND THE MEDIA STILL HAS NO CURIOSITY... It is the MSM that has to be destroyed if this country is to be saved...


28 posted on 11/18/2012 6:32:38 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Libloather

What is important is why the facility was left undefended.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 6:36:03 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Catsrus

They already have a new talking point, war in the middle east.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 6:39:51 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: BilLies

I interpret Ben Rhodes’ statement to mean that Obama’s political handlers caused the CIA to change the talking points before a final version came to the WH, to mask their involvement and political hedging. This fits recent testimony from both Gen. Petraeus and the Deputy Director of CIA. The adminstration has claimed that classified data was removed from the intel version prior to public release. Rhode’s assertion that the only change was rewording “consulate” to “diplomatic mission”, is patently false, unless he is referring to a final draft.

Whatever Congressionals are investigating this should demand to see ALL drafts of the “talking points”.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 7:28:42 AM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: Libloather

Ask Susan Rice WHO provided her the material, who was in the room while she was being prepped for the the “news” tour.

Then, cross examine each liar up the chain.

Obama is the only one who can’t be forced to answer.

Obama knows, (as it was likely him), and he hasn’t shown any curiosity.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 7:44:00 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Libloather

The Obama White House, and Obama are lieing, one way or another.

On the one hand Obama says Susan Rice cannot be blamed for getting the story wrong, because she was relying on what the intelligence briefing paper on the subject says.

Then we know from the CIA director that the intelligence briefing admitted the known and suspected terrorists behind the Bengazi attack.

Now the White Houses says they did not edited those facts out of the intelligence briefing.

So either the White House is lying about the terrorist facts not being edited out of the intelligence briefing, or Obama is lying when he says Susan Rice did not use her own set of facts, her own spin on the facts, or worse, a White House spin on the facts - how to tell the story regardless of the facts.


33 posted on 11/18/2012 8:24:08 AM PST by Wuli
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To: ballplayer
The idiots in the Media with the Exception of Greta Van Sustern has not had the Courage to explain we were running guns to Jihadists to Dump Assad.

I wonder if some of the weapons and missiles made their way to Gaza.

34 posted on 11/18/2012 9:32:29 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Catsrus
Clever how Petraeus was separated from the structures and resources of his command just as such resources could have otherwise been mobilized in support of the General's case. As it is, any document he could proffer might immediately be deemed a criminal offense!

This definitely reeks of treason and blackmail!

HF

35 posted on 11/18/2012 2:31:35 PM PST by holden
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