Skip to comments.Exclusive: Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference
Posted on 05/10/2013 5:05:20 AM PDT by Perdogg
When it became clear last fall that the CIAs 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
And the RNC and Romney were not man enough to stand up to it.
ABC? Are there cracks forming in the wall?
Romney did stand up to it and got hammered by the media.
Stephen Hayes article regarding this:
“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.
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?
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.
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.
Those first two sentences, are extremely obligated to lying.
Annnnnnd the first dinosaur media outlet begins to discover the eight month-old story.
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.
-——ABC News has obtained-——
Hmmm.... ABC news?
Do they smell blood on the water or is this prelude to more cover up.?
——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?”
“Did they perhaps think he may come forward?”
I would say that’s likely. It’s what they do.
If the documents were created in MS Word, I would love to have been able to look at the metadata. hee hee hee
Sounds like the MSM is throwing Hillary under the bus.
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 dont resolve all of my issues or those of my buildings leadership, Nuland wrote.
I am not sure that is correct.
I think some in the CIA might be behind the info getting out.
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.
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
I am beginning to really believe that Petraeus was introduced to The Chicago Way.
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.
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.
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.
With all due respect, Romney wimped out on Benghazi big time.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
...sorry I missed that.
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.
“Addendum: Per Jim Geraghty, another big takeaway here will be that Jay Carney either knowingly lied or was deceived into making that statement. If its the latter, Carneys resignation should follow relatively quickly. If it doesnt, then we can at least suspect that its the former.”
Holes in the dyke, this administration is going to run out of fingers very quickly to plug the holes.
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.
Don’t mess with the spooks.
ABC doesn’t mention Hillary only Victoria Nuland.
-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.
Look for Jon Karl to be penalized for this truthful “journalistic indiscretion”. Maybe he’ll join Jake Tapper at CNN, or worse?
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.
Chris Plante on it now at 9am...
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.
Nuland is the scapegoat.
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.
“This is old news”
“That happened a long time ago”
“It’s a Fox driven story”
“What difference does it make?”
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