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Exclusive: Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference
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Posted on 05/10/2013 5:05:20 AM PDT by Perdogg

When it became clear last fall that the CIA’s now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the documents were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community, but White House documents reviewed by Congress suggest a different story.

ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack.

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KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; braking; dupe; duplicate; hillaryclinton; obama
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1 posted on 05/10/2013 5:05:20 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Oops...


2 posted on 05/10/2013 5:07:13 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Perdogg
B*stards wanted him re-elected in the WORST way and did NOT want their pre-established "narrative" ("HEY EVERYBODY. ALL CLEAR. WE GOT BIN LADIN!") to be pissed on in any way, shape or matter.

And the RNC and Romney were not man enough to stand up to it.

3 posted on 05/10/2013 5:07:42 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: Perdogg

ABC? Are there cracks forming in the wall?


4 posted on 05/10/2013 5:09:16 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Romney did stand up to it and got hammered by the media.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 5:09:20 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Perdogg

Stephen Hayes article regarding this:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/benghazi-scandal-grows_722032.html


6 posted on 05/10/2013 5:10:19 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: Perdogg

“ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points.............”

Old cliches: “Talk’s cheap.”, and “Action speaks louder than words.”

Just thinkin’ about their “talking points” versus their actions, or lack thereof, and the results of both.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 5:13:15 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: llmc1

The Hayes article is interesting on its face, for sure, but it makes one begin to wonder now how quickly Patreaus was shown the door (ala his little tryst).

Did they perhaps think he may come forward?


8 posted on 05/10/2013 5:14:25 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: Mercat

Tragically, a lot of people here decided Romney did the right thing by mentioning it once and then FOLDING to the media’s outrage.

Speaker of the House worthy, perhaps, but not the Presidential in-your-face SMACK DOWN the Fraud-in-Chief deserves for his hatred of America and all we stand for.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 5:16:41 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Perdogg

I wonder why there is no ABC byline. Maybe that’s the norm for ABC. Since I ignore most mainstream news these days I have no idea how they operate.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 5:18:52 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Perdogg

Those first two sentences, are extremely obligated to lying.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 5:21:13 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Perdogg

Annnnnnd the first dinosaur media outlet begins to discover the eight month-old story.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 5:23:15 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
And the RNC and Romney were not man enough to stand up to it.

Well, in fairness here... the machinations pertaining to those talking points weren't fully known by the Repubs at that point, and Romney did attack the subject in the second debate... problem is, the "moderator" (yeah, right), Candy Crowley took Obama's side.

13 posted on 05/10/2013 5:23:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Perdogg

-——ABC News has obtained-——

Hmmm.... ABC news?

Do they smell blood on the water or is this prelude to more cover up.?


14 posted on 05/10/2013 5:24:23 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: nesnah

——Did they perhaps think he may come forward?-——

I think you have the tense wrong. Perhaps the statement should read “Do they perhaps think he may come forward?”


15 posted on 05/10/2013 5:29:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: nesnah

“Did they perhaps think he may come forward?”

I would say that’s likely. It’s what they do.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 5:30:09 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: Perdogg

If the documents were created in MS Word, I would love to have been able to look at the metadata. hee hee hee


17 posted on 05/10/2013 5:31:38 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Perdogg

Sounds like the MSM is throwing Hillary under the bus.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 5:32:04 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: Perdogg

Lie and lie after lie.

Notice in this piece how Nuland is pinned as the scapegoat at State. The only veiled reference to Clinton is this:

“These changes don’t resolve all of my issues or those of my buildings leadership,” Nuland wrote.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 5:35:31 AM PDT by randita
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To: NonValueAdded

I am not sure that is correct.

I think some in the CIA might be behind the info getting out.


20 posted on 05/10/2013 5:38:51 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: AmericanInTokyo; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; Nachum; ...

The biggest story that supported the State Dept’s position was by David Ignatius as he said the CIA supplied the information in the talking points. I suggest we all write Mr Ignatius and ask him how it feels to have been used by this admin.
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-10-19/opinions/35501083_1_cairo-benghazi-attack-safe-room

Talking points” prepared by the CIA on Sept. 15, the same day that Rice taped three television appearances, support her description of the Sept. 11 attack on

Davidignatius@wastpost.com


21 posted on 05/10/2013 5:39:28 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: nesnah
it makes one begin to wonder now how quickly Patreaus was shown the door

I am beginning to really believe that Petraeus was introduced to The Chicago Way.

22 posted on 05/10/2013 5:40:41 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: snowrip

Annnnnnd the first dinosaur media outlet begins to discover the eight month-old story

When I forced myself to watch Andrea Mitchell on Wed night I thoough to myself that her viewers had to be sitting up and saying “What the hell is this story? They had spend 1 min on the issue in the last 4 months.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 5:45:23 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Mercat

So! George Washington got hammered for years fighting the British before we caught an arrogant enemy resting on their laurels. I would expect nothing less from any person who wishes to lead our country and, I thrust disdain to those who cower. Romney and his handlers cowered in the face of attack.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 5:47:40 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Perdogg

Come on now, don’t be too hard on them. .. Even a good playwrite or screen writer needs a few drafts and revisions to create a compelling story. I know, I know. You night have been expecting something simple like the truth. Silly American. This is hussein we are talking about. Don’t you realize everything he and his cohorts do, everything about him and his administration is historic, unprecedented? That kind of drama, that kind of massage takes time and effort to put together. The truth is just a starting point, quickly left behind as the message and narrative unfolds. Not satire.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 5:49:15 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Mercat

With all due respect, Romney wimped out on Benghazi big time.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 5:50:06 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Old Sarge

Think about it, What are the odds that the FBI just happen to be watching e-mails of someone that just happen to be tied to a woman that just happen to be involved with Patreaus. This Justice dept will fry anyone if they have anything in their electronic closet. Time for many to clean it out, ask their families to forgive them and expose these people.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 5:50:09 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: BO Stinkss

Although they are late to the Benghazi party, this article from ABC News is important.

Liar Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary “The fact that there are inputs is always the case in a process like this, but the only edits made by anyone here at the White House were stylistic and nonsubstantive.”

Just remember this, friends: nobody was murdered, nobody died as a consequence of Watergate.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 5:55:01 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: crosslink

Good idea, but I doubt he cares. He doesn’t see it as being used....he sees it as supporting ‘his’ president and his own politics. We no longer have a press in this country, we have the DNC and liberal statists running all the printing presses.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 5:55:59 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Perdogg
The "reporter" ("I'm making quotation marks with my fingers" - Thanks Chris!) says "I have obtained..." and ABC (a foggy memory of something from the past...) calls this an "exclusive."

I'm laughing because "I have obtained..." translates to "I got it on Free Republic."

I wonder if Jonathan Carl (sp?? - who cares???!!!) has made his DONATION!!!

Have you?

30 posted on 05/10/2013 5:57:51 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Perdogg

...sorry I missed that.

WMAL ROCKS!!!


31 posted on 05/10/2013 5:58:16 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: crosslink

Bingo!!

I think there can be no doubt that this administration is blackmailing a whole lotta people! And the ones not being blackmailed, are being bought off.

The Abuse Of Power in this administration is rampant and will continue unchecked until these people come forward.


32 posted on 05/10/2013 6:00:38 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Addendum: Per Jim Geraghty, another big takeaway here will be that Jay Carney either knowingly lied or was deceived into making that statement. If it’s the latter, Carney’s resignation should follow relatively quickly. If it doesn’t, then we can at least suspect that it’s the former.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/05/10/abc-benghazi-talking-points-went-through-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-reference/


33 posted on 05/10/2013 6:05:46 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: BO Stinkss

Holes in the dyke, this administration is going to run out of fingers very quickly to plug the holes.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 6:06:42 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Perdogg
Victoria Nuland appears to be the one who will be thrown under the bus according to this story. She is married to a Republican. It is all about protecting Hillary.
35 posted on 05/10/2013 6:07:58 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The edits

http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/Benghazi%20Talking%20Points%20Timeline.pdf


36 posted on 05/10/2013 6:08:07 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Mercat

Yeah, and he wanted to focus on the economy (we know). The fact of the matter that blacks outvoted whites in 2012. That means Romney didn’t inspire even enough white people to go out and vote for him to win.


37 posted on 05/10/2013 6:08:58 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: RummyChick

Don’t mess with the spooks.


38 posted on 05/10/2013 6:09:05 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: NonValueAdded

ABC doesn’t mention Hillary only Victoria Nuland.


39 posted on 05/10/2013 6:09:17 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: bert

-——ABC News has obtained-——

Hmmm.... ABC news?

Do they smell blood on the water or is this prelude to more cover up.?


First CBS (Sharyl Atkinson), now ABC. That leaves the Obama Press Agent NBC as odd man out. Things are going to heat up on those Sundays tv talk shows.


40 posted on 05/10/2013 6:11:07 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: BO Stinkss

Look for Jon Karl to be penalized for this truthful “journalistic indiscretion”. Maybe he’ll join Jake Tapper at CNN, or worse?


41 posted on 05/10/2013 6:11:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: crosslink

Andrea Mitchell is so far up Hillary’s lady parts she’ll NEVER report this story honestly.

Did you know it takes “over 5 Hours” to fly from Aviano, Italy to Benghazi, Libya?

Even liberal Google maps says a commercial airliner can do it 2 Hours and 6 minutes, so we can only conclude the airforce is using Cessna 172’s for ground attack missions instead of F-16, now... and this was 6 months BEFORE the sequester.


42 posted on 05/10/2013 6:13:05 AM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: randita
Nuland is married to a Republican and has worked in Democrat and Republican administrations. She will be the sacrificial lamb for Hillary.
43 posted on 05/10/2013 6:13:30 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Perdogg

Thanks


44 posted on 05/10/2013 6:15:31 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Chris Plante on it now at 9am...

http://www.wmal.com/


45 posted on 05/10/2013 6:15:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: outpostinmass2

Why doesn’t someone stick a Microphone in the face of that slob Crowley now. Ask the Evil Propagandist how you feels about LIEING on National TV during a Presidential Debate and not only allowed a Sitting US President to lie thru his teeth but to then chastise his Adversary for calling him on it.

CROWLEY IS A FRAUD. A PAID HACK of the White house.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 6:17:04 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: outpostinmass2

http://whirledview.typepad.com/whirledview/2011/05/the-strange-appointment-of-victoria-nuland-as-states-spokesperson.html

Nuland is the scapegoat.


47 posted on 05/10/2013 6:17:50 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: UNGN

Even liberal Google maps says a commercial airliner can do it 2 Hours and 6 minutes,

You and I know that F-16 can do the 2246 miles with tanks(2600 mile range), I am sure NATO had tankers or we had Air National guard on station that could have got them home, Or we could have had them land in Tripoli and refueled to go home.

ANGRY is all I can feel.


48 posted on 05/10/2013 6:19:53 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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49 posted on 05/10/2013 6:21:05 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Perdogg

“This is old news”
“That happened a long time ago”
“It’s a Fox driven story”
“What difference does it make?”


50 posted on 05/10/2013 6:22:29 AM PDT by PogySailor
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