Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Susan Rice Lays All Blame on Intel Community for Her Misleading the American People
weeklystandard.com ^ | 11/22/2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 11/22/2012 4:35:09 PM PST by RoosterRedux

Ambassador Susan Rice has finally explained, in her opinion, why she misled the country about what happened during the September 11 terror attack against Americans in Benghazi, Libya. According to Rice, all the blame should be given to the intelligence community for her misleading comments made five days after the attack, since she was just repeating what they had told her.

A reporter asked, the American ambassador to the United Nations, "Ambassador Rice, would you explain your view of the controversy concerning your comments about Benghazi? And have—is Senator McCain fair in what he has said?"

"As a senior US diplomat, I agreed to a White House request to appear on the Sunday shows to talk about the full range of national security issues of the day, which at that time were primarily and particularly the protests that were enveloping and threatening many diplomatic facilities—American diplomatic facilities—around the world and Iran’s nuclear program. The attack on Benghazi—on our facilities in Benghazi—was obviously a significant piece of this," Rice explains.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; ellibiary; innocenceofmuslims; rice; susanrice
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-58 next last
Gutlessness and cowardice are not a policy nor a defense.

Obama and his affirmative action princes and princesses will not be well served by history.

The truth will come out...even about Chrissy "the Sissy" Matthews (though he will only be an obscure footnote at best)

1 posted on 11/22/2012 4:35:14 PM PST by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Susan Rice works for Obama.

Half-truths, misdirection and smokescreens are status quo.

This was an organized campaign to stall and misdirect while the 2012 election went on.

There is no other answer but this.

Even the Libya president knew - and we’re to believe he wasn’t in communication with the WH? Puhleeze.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 4:38:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Oh, the irony.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 4:38:35 PM PST by Condor 63
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

whoever handed her the paper is guiltiest

her repeating it may have been a koolaid moment, but her first repititions of the lie she does not deserve much blame

for her to keep repeating anything in defense of the lie, however, is worse than koolaid, it is complete complicity in the crime, and the arrest of an innocent man


4 posted on 11/22/2012 4:38:56 PM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

This is the season for the audio transcription of obozo’s and his administration’s chronic lying — it is when adults talk on the Charlie Brown specials.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 4:39:04 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Eventually the intel community is going to get tired of being blamed for Hussein’s treachery and incompetence..


6 posted on 11/22/2012 4:39:49 PM PST by cardinal4 (WTF happened?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

The bottom line is this:

Either Obama will bring the Country down...or the Country will bring Obama down.

There is no other option.

Choose freedom (and war) or serfdom (and surrender).


7 posted on 11/22/2012 4:42:46 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Go ahead on, chica, and pick a fight with the CIA, NSA, etc. Go for it, I dare ya.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 4:44:56 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
Susan Rice Lays All Blame on Intel Community for Her Misleading the American People

Will definitely be a perfect representative of zero as SOS when Hillary resigns.>

She's got the "blame it om someone else" game down pat.

9 posted on 11/22/2012 4:45:03 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cardinal4
Obama, who didn't grow up around the custom of shucking and jiving (telling the whiteman something to make him quit bothering you or go away) has absolutely no excuse for this.

Rice, by playing to the stereotype, really isn't doing anyone any good. She's also proving she's unable to rise above her origins.

10 posted on 11/22/2012 4:45:29 PM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Do I have to be the first one to say it?

BUSH’S FAULT!


11 posted on 11/22/2012 4:45:44 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

That brings up another question:

If she was basing her comments on data she got from the Intel Community, which Intel organization informed her that a movie was the cause of the riots/attacks?

digging

deeper

digging

deeper

digging

deeper


12 posted on 11/22/2012 4:46:39 PM PST by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Well, the US “intelligence” “community” has certainly been caught with it pants down.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 4:49:33 PM PST by Skepolitic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RaceBannon

Also, we are to believe that she received NO updates from 11 September 2012 to the time that she made her first post-attack chat show appearance. Sure. And if I told you that rabid badgers make good pets, would you believe me?


14 posted on 11/22/2012 4:49:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: TomGuy

Clapper (DNI) has taken the fall for that.


15 posted on 11/22/2012 4:50:25 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Yep, they’ve got their story figured out now, and this is it. Spread the official words via JournoList and have the echo chamber repeat them...

We’ll get suckered again because we never fight this kind of crap like they do. “Bush Lied, People Died” if anyone needs a reminder....


16 posted on 11/22/2012 4:52:49 PM PST by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
This absolutely proves that Ms Rice has no integrity nor honor or dignity. She bald facedly lied to America's face and KNEW it all along. She watched the Ambassador and others die and did not object....what a crass and craven act...

...if the House of Representatives doesn't do something about it, they are also without honor.

...ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES...do they not, Mr. Boehner?

17 posted on 11/22/2012 4:53:34 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give WAR a chance.......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

So, we are to believe that Clapper took it upon himself to alter the material with no direction from anyone. Ladies and gents, the administration finds new ways to insult our intelligence on a daily basis. Mendacious misbegotten mountebanks.


18 posted on 11/22/2012 4:54:01 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: muawiyah

In a just world the media would be hounding the admin over the rape and sodomizing of a US diplomat caused at the very least incompetence or at the worst, treachery..


19 posted on 11/22/2012 4:54:28 PM PST by cardinal4 (WTF happened?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: bigbob
The election is over...but lest no one make a mistake, we are still at war for the heart and soul of this country (now more than ever).

Harden yourselves, harden your minds and bodies.

This is one we must win!

20 posted on 11/22/2012 4:56:12 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Army Air Corps
I believe your suggestion is correct. The administration told Clapper to fall on his sword and he did.

Obama is the guilty party...and no one else.

21 posted on 11/22/2012 4:57:57 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

And we are being asked believe that Clapper made the changes completely on his own with nary a peep from anyone. Next, someone shall try to sell to us the Brooklyn Bridge.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 4:58:16 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: cardinal4
This is no longer a just world but a world at war. And there can be no negotiated peace because the enemy (the other side) cannot live unless we die.

See my tagline.

23 posted on 11/22/2012 5:00:15 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Army Air Corps

Next someone will tell to board the train to the American Dachau...and get in line to enter the ovens.


24 posted on 11/22/2012 5:03:14 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Indeed. The DNI reports to the President. I do not believe for one minute that the DNI took it upon himself to alter the report; a report that, in one form or another, likely made its way to the desk of the President. Everyone knew the attack was an Al Qaeda attack and made a conscious decision to lie about it.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 5:10:05 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Correct.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 5:10:44 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: onyx
Thank you, my dear.;-)

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

27 posted on 11/22/2012 5:13:28 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: everyone

Thank God and Jim for Free Republic.
Be sure you Contribute!

28 posted on 11/22/2012 5:14:24 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...

MI Ping


29 posted on 11/22/2012 5:15:25 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

That’s funny. My daughter says they found out from her. ;~P


30 posted on 11/22/2012 5:16:26 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My hearts in London - Everett

That it was a video no one had ever heard of, I mean.


31 posted on 11/22/2012 5:21:04 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Yes, thank you, sweet and cherished friend.
I trust your is the same?
We have not yet eaten! LOL.
I was slow to start cooking today!!!


32 posted on 11/22/2012 5:21:04 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: onyx
We had oyster dressing and turkey at 1:00 pm. Wonderful...and then took a long nap and later went for a run.

God bless!

33 posted on 11/22/2012 5:24:06 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Ok, lets say i believe her. An easily duped Sec of State, that sounds like a solid idea!


34 posted on 11/22/2012 5:27:23 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRhino

Ambassador died.
Rice lied.
Al Queda thrived.


35 posted on 11/22/2012 5:29:04 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: onyx

36 posted on 11/22/2012 5:31:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Army Air Corps
So, we are to believe that Clapper took it upon himself to alter the material with no direction from anyone. Ladies and gents, the administration finds new ways to insult our intelligence on a daily basis. Mendacious misbegotten mountebanks.

The former director of the CIA, Hayden, was on Brian Kilmeade's radio show this week. From my understanding, he said the typical protocol was for the White House to submit their talking points to intelligence agencies for approval. They would either approve, reject or censor...but would not rewrite or insert new information. The "Clapper changed the talking points" meme is indeed an insult. I wonder why he is willingly taking the blame?
37 posted on 11/22/2012 5:33:01 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

So the intelligence community lied to her? RIIIIIIGGHHTTT....


38 posted on 11/22/2012 5:33:43 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdSteelTalon

Waiting for the media to apologize to George Bush in 5,4,3,2,1........


39 posted on 11/22/2012 5:35:28 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldstein of the modern era.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux
Rice blames the intelligence community, i.e., the CIA. Under oath before Congress, CIA Director Petraeus stated that the CIA informed the administration "from the beginning of the tragedy" that Benghazi was a terrorist attack.

Let's give Rice the benefit of the doubt. Let's say she wasn't privy to the CIA report on Benghazi. Let's say that she was a good soldier reading a script that she received from "someone" and that she believed the script to be accurate.

Well then - Congress should be able to get to the bottom of this matter with just a few questions.

Question #1: Who gave Rice the script?

Question #2: Who expunged "terrorist attack" from the script AND who directed that person to do it?

Question #3: Who is responsible for Rice's "video" narrative and on who's authority was that narrative determined to be the cause of the attack?

Benghazi will likely be used as a back room "bargaining chip" during fiscal cliff negotiations. Don't be surprised if our Congress chooses to not pursue this serious matter.

Keep praying for America!

40 posted on 11/22/2012 5:37:09 PM PST by JesusIsLord
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Susan Rice: “Look guys... I can only relay the lies that I’ve been told. I’m not about to make something up or second guess the boss.”

What a doofus!


41 posted on 11/22/2012 5:47:48 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

And the left wing media buy it. The same media that touted “Bush lied, people died” after he said he was simply going with what intelligence reports said about WMDs.


42 posted on 11/22/2012 5:51:50 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Many keep saying,”Don’t mess with the intel community, CIA, etc. They have long memories, they’ll pay you back, blah, blah, blah” Well, Obama has been walking over them for over 2 months with impunity and they haven’t done jack squat. If they have tried, Obama is teflon man and nothing will happen to him or Hillary regarding Benghazi. I hope I’m wrong.


43 posted on 11/22/2012 5:51:50 PM PST by steadcom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz

I second that sentiment.


44 posted on 11/22/2012 5:58:37 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]


The Place for Conservatives
Why Donate?
Free Republic is funded solely by donations from readers.
Your donation will help assure that Free Republic remains a gathering place for individuals to discuss ideas, news and current events. P.S.
We are
Beholden to no one!



45 posted on 11/22/2012 6:17:24 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Laying the blame is what cowards do.


46 posted on 11/22/2012 6:17:24 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

“Either Obama will bring the Country down...or the Country will bring Obama down.”

There was a time when I would say the latter. I’m afraid we are now looking at the former.


47 posted on 11/22/2012 6:26:44 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

In the debate obama claimed he called it a terrorist attack the very next day in the Rose Garden. So she’s admitting she didn’t believe The One? Wow.

Anyway, intel better be careful how they respond to her accusations because she now has her “if you criticize me you’re a racist” shield.


48 posted on 11/22/2012 6:26:44 PM PST by chessplayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

“”I agreed to a White House request to appear on the Sunday shows to talk about the full range of national security issues of the day, “”

Is there a transcript or video of her appearance on five different shows? I didn’t watch anything except FOX but I don’t recall her talking about the “full range” of national security issues of the day!!! What would the others have been besides Benghazi?


49 posted on 11/22/2012 6:31:58 PM PST by Thank You Rush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux

Well, “Clapper’s office” did, anyway.


50 posted on 11/22/2012 7:12:56 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-58 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson