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Rice on Benghazi: Blame the intelligence community
Foreigh Policy ^ | October 5, 2012 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 10/06/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT by yoe

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told Republican senators that her televised statements last month on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were based entirely on information she was given by the intelligence community.

"In my Sept. 16 Sunday show appearances, I was asked to provide the administration's latest understanding of what happened in Benghazi," Rice wrote in a Thursday letter to Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "In answering, I relied solely and squarely on the information the intelligence community provided to me and other senior U.S. officials, including through the daily intelligence briefings that present the latest reporting and analysis to policy makers. This information represented the intelligence community's best, current assessment as of the date of my television appearances, and I went out of my way to ensure it was consistent with the information that was being given to Congress."

[snip] "Ambassador Rice claims the administration launched a 'comprehensive' effort to determine what happened in Benghazi, but the administration failed to secure the scene of the terrorist attack for three weeks -- allowing evidence and sensitive information to be compromised and destroyed. From beginning to end, the administration's behavior in the wake of the attack indicates a breathtaking level of incompetence and suggests an intent to deliberately mislead Congress and the American people."

(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicia; benghazigate; impeachnow; libya; susanrice; susanricelies; waronterror
Ms. Rice could not be backed off her original remarks about the video being what caused the up-roar. Her "best and current assessment of the riots etc. were unshakable. Apparently the comprehensive effort to determine the cause is some sort of novel approach as the/our embassy was left unsecured for days AND some extremely sensitive information is now in the hands of _?_. But I digress.....is there anyone who will relieve Ms. Rice and her colleagues of their positions and replace them with more intelligent people? Mr. Panetta needs to leave also and he might as well suggest Ms. Clinton come with him...it matters not where they work, our government will be better off with out them...maybe they could work for the AL-Qeada as it seems they hav...........Is this just more of Obama's fancy foreign policy footwork?
1 posted on 10/06/2012 10:54:28 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

I thought we were still blaming it on the video on YouTube.


2 posted on 10/06/2012 10:57:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: yoe

Was Rice sworn in under oath? She needs to go down as the lying liar that she is.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 11:00:12 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: yoe

yoe ~ “Ambassador Rice claims the administration launched a ‘comprehensive’ effort to determine what happened in Benghazi, but the administration failed to secure the scene of the terrorist attack for three weeks — allowing evidence and sensitive information to be compromised and destroyed. From beginning to end, the administration’s behavior in the wake of the attack indicates a breathtaking level of incompetence and suggests an intent to deliberately mislead Congress and the American people.”

Rice is another BLAMER , just like the irresponsible “Blamer-in-Chief” , who went to bed intead of demonstrating leadership . That’s just what we need - another Narcisist

To ignore at least 5 previous attempts to destroy the embassey in the few months prior to the attack ..
To deny additional security that the embassey had requested..
To remove the awaiting DC-6 as a possible escape vehicle ..
To arm marines with weapons (WITHOUT AMMO )..
..and then to blame intelligence people ~ that takes ‘CHUTZPAH !’

Whatever happened to your own innate, natural , intelligence and ‘gut-level’ feelings ??
How about just useing ... LOGIC !


4 posted on 10/06/2012 11:08:44 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (An armed society .. is a polite society !)
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To: yoe
You know, if I were intelligent if I were in the intelligence community, I would NOT be happy about working for butt-munches like these.
5 posted on 10/06/2012 11:14:12 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Lol, blame the intelligence community. That’s going to go over real well as they generally don’t like being scape goats. Que the intelligence community leaks.


6 posted on 10/06/2012 11:14:42 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: yoe
not my fault From Zero on down, nothing is ever this administrations fault.
7 posted on 10/06/2012 11:19:03 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: yoe

More CYA mischief!


8 posted on 10/06/2012 11:21:31 AM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: Usagi_yo
Even an idiot knows we had boots on the ground....and I mean CIA and military personnel. The problem of access...it's like putting a big target on their backs.

I doubt there's one single bit of "top secret" info. Obama just doesn't want any TRUTH getting out.

9 posted on 10/06/2012 11:23:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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Sacajaweau~ “ I doubt there’s one single bit of “top secret” info. Obama just doesn’t want any TRUTH getting out. “

Now , maybe the ‘SLEEPER-in-Chief’ will forgo his golf game and taking his nappies , and start showing up at the Intelligence Meetings .
Naw !!.. He has money to make for his re-coronatin .


10 posted on 10/06/2012 11:35:45 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (An armed society .. is a polite society !)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...
MI Ping

FUSR

11 posted on 10/06/2012 12:11:23 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ASA Vet

I saw on brietbart hollywood that the national geographic channel is having a 2 hour movie on killing bin laden as a obama get out the vote effort, although it will only be declred as a made for tv movie.

I wonder how many anti-american riots in the middle east it will cause? And will they happen on the 5th before election day.


12 posted on 10/06/2012 12:27:40 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: yoe
Here you go honey, maybe it will help.....


13 posted on 10/06/2012 12:28:19 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: yoe
That dog will not hunt you corrupt lying slut for satan. It is your fault... hildebeast’s fault and your messiah the kenyan muzzie’s fault.

LLS

14 posted on 10/06/2012 12:44:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: yoe

Believes everything she’s told? Chalk up another one in the dumbass column.


15 posted on 10/06/2012 1:03:30 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: yoe

The intelligence community was GUTTED under Bill Clinton & Madeline Albright.

They got sold the idea that “boots on the gound’ were NOT superior to electionic eavesdropping & satellites.

They have been proven wrong many times and still the Liberals sing the same old chorus to the same old song.

They are disgusting.


16 posted on 10/06/2012 1:07:36 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: yoe

Ambassador Susan Rice’s career is about to be terminated with extreme prejudice by the very same intelligence community she so rejects. Bye-bye, Suzie, we hardly knew ya.


17 posted on 10/06/2012 2:43:15 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Sioux-san

Maybe we need to start keeping a list of all the lies and liars from this admin. it’s getting tough to keep it all in memory.


18 posted on 10/06/2012 4:22:57 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Izzy Dunne

The CIA and FBI are apparently not thrilled to be the fall guys in this. Obviously.


19 posted on 10/06/2012 4:24:36 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: yoe; All

Does anyone think that Hillary wanted this thing covered up and lied about? This is a serious question. She can’t resign over this and expect to run for prez in 4 years.

Ideas?


20 posted on 10/06/2012 4:27:56 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: uncitizen

I would love to do a citizen’s arrest.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 5:18:19 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: yoe
Received a letter back from my Senator, who happens to be a democrat and serves on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, want to see it?

Dear Mrs. Woodward:

Thank you for contacting me about the recent attacks against U.S. embassies abroad. I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter.

Like you, I am saddened and angered by the recent attacks against U.S. embassies abroad. On September 11, 2012, Christopher Stevens, a dedicated, lifelong civil-servant who was serving as our country’s ambassador to Libya, was killed in a reprehensible and senseless attack on our embassy in Benghazi. Sadly, an Oregonian was also among the four Americans killed in the attack in Libya. Tyrone Snowden Woods, 41, was a Portland native and Oregon City High School graduate who was working on a private security detail for the U.S. State Department.

As you may know, in response to these attacks Senator Rand Paul demanded a vote on his bill that would have immediately cut off all assistance to Libya, Egypt, Pakistan, and any country that has had protests at our diplomatic posts, including countries who are steadfast allies, like Israel and India. The bill would have also set an impossible bar for reinstating aid — requiring the U.S. to have in U.S. custody anyone associated with demonstrations, even if they are peaceful. Instead of punishing the terrorists who murdered our Ambassador and State Department employees, Senator Paul’s bill would instead weaken emerging democracies and play into the hands of extremists who are trying to drive a wedge between their countries and the United States.

This is why 80 of my Senate colleagues and I voted against this dangerous proposal. Everything must be done to swiftly bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice. However, I don’t believe that the violent actions of a few should blind the United States to continuing and strengthening key strategic partnerships in critical regions throughout the world. Please know that as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I intend to scrutinize every dollar of foreign aid carefully to ensure that it is targeted appropriately and spent effectively.

While we may disagree on this issue, I trust there are many other issues upon which we do agree. Again, thank you for keeping me apprised of your concerns.

Sincerely, Ron Wyden

United States Senator

22 posted on 10/29/2012 7:52:43 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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