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Ex-CIA Chief Petraeus Grilled Over Ambassador Rice
ABC News ^ | November 16, 2012 | By KEVIN DOLAK

Posted on 11/16/2012 1:10:05 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

...Democratic senators who emerged from the hearing said Petraeus' testimony supported U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Rice was speaking from talking points prepared by the CIA and approved by the intelligence committee.

"The key is that they were unclassified talking points at a very early stage. And I don't think she should be pilloried for this. She did what I would have done or anyone else would have done that was going on a weekend show," Feinstein said. "To say that she is unqualified to be Secretary of State I think is a mistake. And the way it keeps going it's almost as if the intent is to assassinate her character."

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Petraeus' testimony "clarified some of the issues that were still a little cloudy" over the attacks.

Chambliss said Rice "went beyond" the talking points. "She even mentioned that under the leadership of Barack Obama we had decimated al Qaeda. Well, she knew at that time that al Qaeda was very likely responsible in part or in whole for the death of Ambassador Stevens," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 112th; benghazi; benghazihearings; election2012; susanrice

1 posted on 11/16/2012 1:10:12 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It sounds like a menu; Petraeus Grilled over Rice.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 1:14:46 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Dems would whore out their own mother for political cover.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 1:16:49 PM PST by veritas2002
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To: Perdogg

Over Ambassador Rice?

No, I don’t think I’ll ever get over Ambassador Rice.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 1:18:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

LOL! That was my first thought as well.

“Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern.” Chesterton


5 posted on 11/16/2012 1:18:59 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

Bttt


6 posted on 11/16/2012 1:22:57 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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Benghazi Index

7 posted on 11/16/2012 1:23:06 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

re: “The key is that they were unclassified talking points at a very early stage. And I don’t think she should be pilloried for this.”

From what I am reading, Petraeus is saying:

1. That on the very day of the attack, the CIA knew and reported to all governmental departments, including the White House (and Susan Rice), that the attacks were led by A.Q., and not some spontaneous eruption of the “video”.

2. He does not know who changed the CIA’s talking points from A.Q. (Al Qeida) being the instigators to the report that Rice made to five different network shows all saying that it was the “video” that was responsible.

So, either Rice is incompetent and doesn’t keep up with the latest intel reports she receives, or she’s just lying or agreed to lie for Obama.

None of these things commend her to hold any kind of government office, even so, she is not really the one we’re after - it’s WHO told her to say what she said!


8 posted on 11/16/2012 1:23:39 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: rusty schucklefurd

Obama told her to say that! She gets direct marching orders from Obama.
You think shed go on national TV before an election and say
Something NOT Obama approved??


9 posted on 11/16/2012 1:25:48 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: rusty schucklefurd

Who’s idea was it to alert the Pakistanis that there was a video?


10 posted on 11/16/2012 1:29:29 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rice’s talking points were White House talking points ion the issue - not the CIA points, which called it a terrorist attack by an al qaeda affiliate.

Secondly on the point of the lives of Americans Peter King confirmed that the topic was discussed and that he could not comment at this time.
(Right after Petraeus’ testimony)

Peter King (committee chair) would not comment on the aspect of who called for back-up and who denied cross-border support for the 41 Americans in Benghazi.

It seems to me that if Petraeus exonerated Obama, that King would come forward with that story, or the dems in the room would.

Now, if Petraeus said Obama left those Americans to die at the hands of terrorists, then that information would be handled in a very special way. It would not be leaked by the Dems, and the republicans would have to have several meetings on what to do with it.

THIS IS A CASE OF THE DOG (DEMS) NOT BARKING!


11 posted on 11/16/2012 1:30:38 PM 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: Oldeconomybuyer

All of a sudden all of this is about Susan Rice.

I smell a rat. Or at least a sacrificial lamb.

It seems that nobody is interested anymore in whether agents at the compound or the annex called for military assistance.

It seems the WH wants to bury that aspect of the story - just coincidentally the one that could most damage Zero.

Now it’s all about who changed Susan’s talking points.

If Rice goes down in flames - and maybe that was the point of Big Barry’s tough talk at the presser the other day - then the lapdog media will congratulate themselves on how tough and nonpartisan they are and consider the rest of the story closed.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 1:35:13 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rice is merely Bamster’s lackey. He is right about one thing: we should be going after HIM, not her. She’s a distraction.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 1:38:56 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"And the way it keeps going it's almost as if the intent is to assassinate her character."

Yeah, it's called "Borking." You guys invented it.

14 posted on 11/16/2012 1:47:34 PM PST by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
WHO . ALTERED . THE . INTEL . REPORT . ?

15 posted on 11/16/2012 2:18:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Perdogg
It sounds like a menu; Petraeus Grilled over Rice.

Not far off since everything about this is fishy and a pilaf of it.

16 posted on 11/16/2012 2:25:04 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here’s probably how it went down.....

“Hello Susan. Please come in and sit down.”

“Hello Mr. President. Hello Valerie.”

“Susan, we need to buy some time on this Benghazi business. Can you help us?”

“What’s in it for me?”

“Well, you know Hillary is leaving as Secretary of State?.......”

“What can I do to help, Mr. President?”

“We need you to go on some Sunday news shows and tell them this Benghazi business was all because of a bad video.”

“Secretary of State, ehhhhh? How many news shows?”

“Five.”

“Five? OK, but I need some extra money.”

“Valerie can handle that.”

“What time do I go on?”


17 posted on 11/16/2012 2:25:40 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You punch the button, and commands worldwide KNOW what’s going on. In real time. So does DC.

0bama knew in minutes. It is someone’s JOB to tell him.

0bama is the only person to authorize cross-border authority.

He is responsible for everything. From no help to stand down to talking points to lies. HE IS. As President, this is ALL his.

There are others, yes. But the buck stops at the Resolute desk.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 2:37:24 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: rusty schucklefurd
So, either Rice is incompetent and doesn't keep up with the latest intel reports she receives, or she’s just lying or agreed to lie for Obama.

IOW, she's perfect for Obama's cabinet!

19 posted on 11/16/2012 3:30:56 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is all total bull sh!t...
No one will answer for Benghazi...just like Ft. Hood....
RINOs will cave...there is no stopping the Kenyan...
He WON, dontchaknow.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 3:36:09 PM PST by matginzac
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To: dfwgator

There is a dog that has not barked in this affair. Who else has noticed the absence of the voice of Secretary of the Army, John McHugh? Is this not an Army matter?


21 posted on 11/16/2012 4:01:33 PM PST by billhilly
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To: ConservativeMan55

re: “Obama told her to say that! She gets direct marching orders from Obama.
You think shed go on national TV before an election and say
Something NOT Obama approved??”

I agree, but how do we get Congress to prove it!! How do we get them to go after Obama???!! Because, I just don’t think anything is going to happen with any of this.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 4:29:34 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: massgopguy

re: “Who’s idea was it to alert the Pakistanis that there was a video?”

That’s an excellent question, but will Congress ASK IT?? Will they go after Obama to get the answer? Not likely.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 4:31:30 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: COBOL2Java

re: “IOW, she’s perfect for Obama’s cabinet!”

You got that right!


24 posted on 11/16/2012 4:32:32 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Perdogg

It sounds like a menu; Petraeus Grilled over Rice.

______________________

with lemon-butter sauce and sauted mushrooms.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 4:34:47 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: massgopguy
How many people died due to alledged rioting that actually was in response to the video they probably wouldn't have known about if obama hadn't put it out there?

Doesn't he own a big chunk of the responsibility for those deaths, too?

26 posted on 11/16/2012 4:49:32 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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