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  •  The serious damage was done by Susan Rice (2+ / 0-)
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    PinHole, peregrinus

    ...lying at the UN and on the Sunday shows -- about a protest in Benghazi that turned violent. Lying right in the face of the Libyan president on Face the Nation.

    Meanwhile all of the Middle East and Europe, not to mention NBC news, were well aware there was no protest. It was a staged tactical event with heavy armament.

    That is the ONLY vulnerability that exists. That's all the Republicans have. And, they know the Administration cannot defend itself because of what was going on at the CIA compound consulate -- and the classified nature of Stephen's meeting that day with a Turkish "offical".

    God only knows why Rice was sent on this fool's errand.



    Denial is a drug.

    by Pluto on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:02:25 PM PDT

    •  Lying? Really? (4+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, myboo, cybersaur, native

      Fog of war.

      We will never be free from fear as long as we fear the NRA.

      by captainlaser on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:21:22 PM PDT

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    •  Frankly, (1+ / 0-)
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      if the CIA says it was because of a Youtube video, and NBC says it wasn't, I'm going with the CIA on that one.

      Hindsight makes that choice obviously wrong, but at the time it's the right call.  There's a good to really large chance that the CIA knows more about it than news agencies do.

    •  She was given talking points (7+ / 0-)

      She wasn't lying, she was saying what she was told to say.

      “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 the U.S. Consulate as a reaction to Arab anger about an anti-Muslim video prepared in the United States. According to the CIA account, “The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. Consulate and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.”
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:48:11 PM PDT

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      •  True. She delivered talking points. (0+ / 0-)

        And, if she had not read a newspaper in the five days preceding her false declarations -- then, she did not know she was lying. So, there's that.

        Pretty much the world knew it was a planned attack, hence Romney's bungled attempt the day after the attack, when he tried to say that it was a "terrorist" attack, not some spill-over from a street protest. Good grief.

        And thank god he is a smirking idiot and could not thread the needle.



        Denial is a drug.

        by Pluto on Tue May 07, 2013 at 11:16:58 PM PDT

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