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CIA's language on Benghazi was barely edited, White House says
politico44 ^ | 11/17/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 11/17/2012 2:59:18 PM PST by ColdOne

The White House made only small, factual edits to the CIA's initial intelligence assessment on the September attack on Americans in Benghazi, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Saturday.

"We were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment," Rhodes said aboard Air Force One en route to Asia. "The only edit made by the White House was the factual edit about how to refer to the facility.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: petraeustestimony
Yeah right.....factual edits. This White House wouldn't tell the facts on anything.

4 died that night. 40 others left to die.Obama did nothing to help them and that is a FACT!

1 posted on 11/17/2012 2:59:22 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

murderers attempt a rewrite, barely..........substituted terroist attack for demonstration


2 posted on 11/17/2012 3:01:59 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: ColdOne

A ha ha ...


3 posted on 11/17/2012 3:03:10 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ronnie raygun

One man’s terrorist is another man’s demonstrator/freedom fighter.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 3:04:59 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: ColdOne

Note the word game here - “altered” - when in fact the critical part was what they omitted. And omission is the most powerful form of lie.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 3:05:35 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: ColdOne
And, were those "factual" edits the ones the White House trotted out via Susan Rice et al (including Obozo himself) where they kept claiming the attacks were just a riot over a video that got out of control???

I'm fed up with the White House whores treating me as if I have zero intelligence. These people, beginning with the head of the snake (Obozo) need to be removed from office.

6 posted on 11/17/2012 3:06:20 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: ColdOne

Lies Lies Lies Lies Lies. Our country is going down fast.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 3:08:04 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: ColdOne

The WH could easily have sent the report back to be changed the way they wanted and still be making this same statement.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 3:10:00 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: ColdOne

Mr President, your protestations are fraudulent. All of the documentation and facts produced so far back up Petraeus.

You can lie all you want, until you produce answers, YOU LIED!


9 posted on 11/17/2012 3:11:53 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Everything here is a lawyerly word-game.

As Bill Clinton said, it depends on what the meaning of “is” is.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 3:12:12 PM PST by livius
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To: ColdOne
Lies2012
11 posted on 11/17/2012 3:13:21 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: ColdOne
CIA's language on Benghazi was barely edited, White House says

SO the White House DID edit the CIA's language.

Drip......... drip...... drip....... drip.....

12 posted on 11/17/2012 3:14:03 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: ColdOne

Now we have the ‘spontaneously changing intel memo’ to go along with the ‘spontaneous protest.’ I guess I will just hope that 0coward will spontaneously combust.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 3:14:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: ColdOne

We have become a 3rd world country so quickly


14 posted on 11/17/2012 3:14:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ColdOne

factual edit = LIE


15 posted on 11/17/2012 3:15:12 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ColdOne
"Barely."

Now there's a precision word. Not.

16 posted on 11/17/2012 3:16:14 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: ColdOne

How big must deceit be before it is criminal if it was used to hide the incompetence of a corrupt communists organization.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 3:16:29 PM PST by Logical me
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To: All
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Petraeus had indicated that the initial report pointed to Al Qaeda involvement, but that the talking points eventually cleared for use by administration officials had scrubbed that reference.

But Rhodes said that language never made it into the assessment that the White House and State Department received, and that any edit happened before it reached them.

Oh, I get it. The WH put the intel report on its website and let the Twitter community edit it. Tomorrow's talking point.

18 posted on 11/17/2012 3:20:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: theDentist

did the fool in the w h ever think that by admitting “they” barely edited the report that they confirmed they lied? think V. jarrett had anything to do with this?


19 posted on 11/17/2012 3:23:33 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: ColdOne
The difference between "It was an act of terrorism" and "It was not an act of terrorism" is just three lower case letters.

Hardly worth discussing, the MSM will say.

20 posted on 11/17/2012 3:24:07 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: All
Ambassador Rice

"I don’t know nuthin’ ‘bout birthin no terrorists."

21 posted on 11/17/2012 3:24:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: GeronL

We have become a 3rd world country so quickly
*********
With severe economic instability soon to follow.


22 posted on 11/17/2012 3:25:02 PM PST by Starboard
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To: ColdOne
One tiny change can make a big difference.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 3:26:40 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: ColdOne

Lies, Lies and More Lies.
No one even knows who edited it.
Reminds me of that Livingstone character back from
the Clinton years. Remember he is the one who got all
those FBI files.(which Hillary still has, I’m sure)
When he got fired. No one could ever find out who hired
him in the first place.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 3:28:09 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: ColdOne

Why was it edited in the first place??!!


25 posted on 11/17/2012 3:33:47 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: ColdOne

They just added a few smiley faces.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 3:35:53 PM PST by moovova
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To: ColdOne
What idiot would think that the White Hut, and the Agenda-minded Administration, did NOT instruct the CIA and all Intelligence Agencies on what items to include in the language in their "Assessment", and what language was NOT TO BE MENTIONED AT ALL? Then they can say "we didn't edit the Assessments (that's right, because you TOLD THEM WHAT THEY COULD PUT IN IT!)

This word-parsing crap is all over the place, when "no evidence exists" is code for "we destroyed or hid anything damaging", or "no Laws were broken" means that they tip-toed to avoid Legal recourse on their actions.

Unfortunately, the parasites who love having the Gubmint take care o' them with handouts or JOBS, or Union slugs who provide nothing but get their special "Exemptions" from Obamacare, or handouts to continue their pensions (TARP), or those who are employed in do-nothing/produce-nothing Gubmint jobs lap up all the rhetoric of the State-Run-Media, Hollywood, and the "Diverse" assholes running around to have politicians pander to them/give handouts to them, for their votes.

27 posted on 11/17/2012 3:39:36 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: GeronL

agreed, maybe that is why they did massive vote rigging and fraud.

Look at the Dem counties,Palm, Dade and Broward.
They had some of the lowest turn outs for this state.
http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/CountyReportingStatus/

That explains why obama kept going to those 3 Dem counties, he knew had to win by any means and never had the base for himself.
That also explains why he got less than 5000 votes in Tampa days before and yet he was supposed to have win we’re told.

Explains why I hardly ever see an obama sticker in this state when I drive around or know hardly anyone who voted for him.

If obama had got booted out as he should have if we had a fair election then we would get answers to Libya, Bin laden, fast and furious,spending, working wiht media, death of a border agent and yes his sealed records


28 posted on 11/17/2012 3:40:38 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: ColdOne

So, it appears that the CIA and the Obummer Cabal are squaring off.


29 posted on 11/17/2012 3:41:58 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ColdOne

Why edit it at all? The General is obviously much smarter and more qualified than anyone in the White House.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 3:43:11 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ColdOne

Other than Obama-bots, can anyone now doubt that Krauthammer was right?

Petraeus fell on his sword rather than let the White House blackmail him into lying to congress.


31 posted on 11/17/2012 3:46:36 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: SoldierDad
I'm fed up with the White House whores treating me as if I have zero intelligence.

These comments were obviously meant for Obama's supporters.

32 posted on 11/17/2012 3:52:35 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: livius

Yes, and they have 3 long long months to chip away at it, & perfecting their craft of lying.


33 posted on 11/17/2012 3:54:36 PM PST by annieokie
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To: ColdOne

Obama, like JFK, has now POed the CIA.

Wonder how that will turn out.


34 posted on 11/17/2012 4:03:12 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Starboard; manc

he’ll have to start persecuting internal enemies and find a war to distract the sheeple


35 posted on 11/17/2012 4:03:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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The real question the press perpetually avoids is WHO ORDERED THE SECURITY DETAIL TO BE WITHDRAWN? Who was responsible for securing the mission? Why did they intentionally leave it without adequate security?


36 posted on 11/17/2012 4:13:20 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ColdOne
CIA's language on Benghazi was barely edited, White House says

"You got a problem with that explanation?"

37 posted on 11/17/2012 4:25:02 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SteveH

There is a BIG difference between Allen Dulles and Petraeus.

Dulles headed up the CIA for years. His brother was Secretary of State.

Funny how Allen ended up on the Warren Commission.

MK Ultra happened under his watch. Dulles was ruthless.

One thing he had in common with Dave is that he was a womanizer.


38 posted on 11/17/2012 4:32:37 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: ColdOne
Who told the CIA and the Military to stand down?

Who initiated arms shipments to al Qaeda/Muzzie Bro's?

39 posted on 11/17/2012 4:55:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 1st Division guy

I’m betting Jarrett is knee deep in it.


40 posted on 11/17/2012 5:19:29 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: ColdOne
yeah, right... only the important stuff

41 posted on 11/17/2012 5:43:25 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne

- Al Qeda
-YouTube

Really it’s only a one character change.


42 posted on 11/17/2012 6:14:48 PM PST by NoLibZone (Secession nation(s) will be free of a history tied to slavery.)
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To: ColdOne

It doesn’t matter what edits you made, Ben, you’re still a bunch of screw-ups.


43 posted on 11/17/2012 6:48:30 PM PST by popdonnelly
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