Skip to comments.White House denies allegations of scrubbing terror threat from CIA Libya account
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
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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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)
That depends on what your definition of heavily is.
Hey.........i`m just telling you what`s on my teleprompter screen.
Does anybody really think ZERO will take the blame? Please. . . . ...
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.
Blame the cleaning lady....
The buck stops anywhere but here.
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.
He had a golden distraction with the Northeast storm, but unfortunately for him it mostly affected rich white folks.
...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!
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.
Who came up with the idea to fabricate a blatant lie out of whole cloth and announce it to the American people?
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.
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.
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.
“...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.
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...
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...
What is important is why the facility was left undefended.
They already have a new talking point, war in the middle east.
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”.
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.
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.
I wonder if some of the weapons and missiles made their way to Gaza.
This definitely reeks of treason and blackmail!