Benghazi talking points an insidious shell game

UN Ambassador Susan Rice

Yes, we are still talking the talking points United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice used in spinning an “inaccurate” version (PC-speak for fictitious, false, lies) of events in the Benghazi attack. We now have “confirmation” there was no “spontaneous” protest over a YouTube video.  It was a well-coordinated terrorist attack that killed four American diplomats at the U.S. Consulate on Sept. 11, federal officials now acknowledge.

So, as in the childhood game of “Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar,” we ask, who “edited” the talking points Rice used that omitted any mention of al-Qaeda  or terrorism? The White House? Wasn’t us. The State Department? Wasn’t us. Then who? According to a CBS report on Tuesday, it was the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and not the White House nor the State Department.

Now, guess who the Obama-appointed Director of National Intelligence is? James Clapper, the man who said the Muslim Brotherhood was a “largely secular organization.” However, according to CBS, it is still unknown exactly who in Clapper’s agency edited the talking points.

The following statement was made to CBS:

“The intelligence community assessed from the very beginning that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.” DNI spokesman Shawn Turner tells CBS News. That information was shared at a classified level — which Rice, as a member of President Obama’s cabinet, would have been privy to.

But it was the National Review Online that made the best point:

So Rice was privy to the classified assessment that the attack on the consulate was a terrorist attack. That’s not consistent with the president’s narrative that Rice was merely spouting what she was told. Yet she went on five news shows and said the matter was a spontaneous demonstration prompted by a video.

Furthermore, nothing in the CBS News report indicates that the DNI’s office inserted anything about a video into either the classified or unclassified versions of the talking points. Just where did that idea come from?


Read the CBS report here.


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