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Susan Rice defends initial comments on Benghazi
CBS ^ | 11/21/12 | Sara Dover

Posted on 11/22/2012 11:12:12 AM PST by Nachum

The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, defended her early account the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, responding to critics who say she gave misleading information about the nature of the attack and the motive behind it.

Rice said Wednesday she "relied solely and squarely" in preliminary information given to her by the intelligence committee shortly after the assault that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.

Asked about her initial comments by CBS News foreign affairs analyst Pamela Falk at the U.N., Rice said she "made clear that the information was preliminary, and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. Everyone has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on info available."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; rice; susan; susanrice
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1 posted on 11/22/2012 11:12:15 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Benghazi-Gate

Unfortunately, it's a gate that leads to nowhere.

2 posted on 11/22/2012 11:15:35 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Nachum

Rice’s world has no TV ,radio,newspapers or internet ,maybe even no friends ,is her husband a high muck a de muck at ABC


3 posted on 11/22/2012 11:16:18 AM PST by molson209
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To: Nachum

oh gee not the Bush lie again is it? based on faulty intel?


4 posted on 11/22/2012 11:18:36 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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5 posted on 11/22/2012 11:18:44 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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6 posted on 11/22/2012 11:19:44 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

So she’s admitting to incompetency or dishonesty?

Which is it?


7 posted on 11/22/2012 11:22:23 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Nachum

That’s her story; and she’s sticking to it.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 11:23:52 AM PST by Parmy
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To: Nachum

Doubling-down on the lies is the best thing they can do... for us.


9 posted on 11/22/2012 11:27:21 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

My thoughts exactly. I am kinda tired of them beating this dead horse,
she was given the info on what to say and she said it like a good little girl. She is not competent though to be the SS and if she had a teaspoon full of honor she would resign in protest of being used and lied to.

She did what she was told, leave her aloneand go find something else on the scumbags in the WH.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 11:30:09 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: Nachum

This was my comment from a WSJ article.

Opinion: White on Rice (1 day ago)
Comment: The claims of racism in regard to Rice’s statements are tied up with post modernist relativism. According to post modernist thinking everything is relative, including the truth. To a post modernist progressive, a Black person’s truth is not the same as Western White Capitalist’s truth. Everything depends on what the definition of “is” is.

We should recall that these post modernist progressives have repeatedly declared that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, or in this case, another man’s protester. We can also assume that when Obama and his minions blamed the anti-US actions in the Middle East on a You Tube video, that the video was only a metaphor for all the injustices that have been inflicted upon the Islamic world by the Western White Capitalists.

So, you see, in the minds of the post modernist Obama administration, a lie is not a lie, unless it is told by a Western White Capitalist or Republican. A false narrative, told by a Black member of the post modernist Obama administration, is not false, but simply an alternative narrative, told from the Black perspective as part of the greater revised meta-narrative. Blacks are always in the right, while on the left politically.

So, anyone who denies the revisionist narrative regarding the Benghazi attack, is committing a social injustice and is thus a racist, in the eyes of the progressives.


Now, to add to that, CBS told us that although we now know that the changes were made to the CIA report in the office of James Clapper the head of National Security and the original wording was made classified, that original classified information would have been available to Susan Rice. So, her story about the video is still as I described it above, an alternative narrative. I am pretty sure that there was no mention of the video in the talking points that Rice received. If she claims otherwise, she should release the original talking points and let Congress read them for themselves.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 11:30:17 AM PST by Eva
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To: Nachum
Rice, along with O-Pharaoh-Bama, and his entire group of appointee squid need to be exiled permanently, to the worst location.
12 posted on 11/22/2012 11:30:21 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

The only lie is the one falsely claiming the military campaign was only about WMD and there were no WMD. Much of the NBC which remained was shipped out of Iraq to Syria in the hours preceding the Coalition offensive. The trucks leaking the stuff and killing the drivers were shown on the nightly news broadcasts in the infr-red surveillance videos. The ground forces captured some of the illegal IRBM SRBM configured with stainless stell lined warheads balanced for chemical and/or biological weaponry. Remnants of the nuclear weapons program Hussein mothballed until the lifting of sanctions were captured. The Russian general resposonsible for implementing the covert coverup of client WMD programs was conspicuously decorated after the completion of the withdrawal of the WMD stockpiles and documentaiton from Iraq.

some of the WMD was stockpiled in Syria for its own NBC development programs and reported by syrian journalists. Israell bombed the later Syrian nuclear weapons research facility using some of the Iraqi material. Other WMD material was transshipped to Sudan enroute to North Korea, while other material was transshipped through Syria to Belarus.

So, please drop the leftists’ false talking points and propaganda.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 11:33:12 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: SandRat

They are already trying to make US the worst location in which to be in.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 11:36:36 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Nachum

Orchestrated misdirection and obfuscation by Washington to continue to have Rice play ‘the victim’ while throwing the CIA under the bus, as a smokescreen to cover for the delay of O’s incompetence during the final days of the campaign.


15 posted on 11/22/2012 11:38:03 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: biff

As a cabinet level officer she is personally responsible for her statements, no matter where she got her information from. Even under the best of circumstances she is responsible for her dereliction of duty and must resign or be fired. If her superior is respponsible for causing her to be derelict in her duty, then she is responsible for so reporting it and holding her superior responsible for resigning or being remov4ed for cause. This playground stuff where no one is responsible for their actions is proper cause for removal from office and/or impeachments.


16 posted on 11/22/2012 11:38:26 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: Nachum
Preliminary information?? The CIA said it was terrorist.

These people just lie and lie and it doesn't matter.

17 posted on 11/22/2012 11:40:38 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: WhiskeyX

> The only lie is the one falsely claiming the military campaign was only about WMD and there were no WMD.

Wikileaks: WMD program existed in Iraq prior to US invasion

http://www.examiner.com/article/wikileaks-wmd-program-existed-iraq-prior-to-us-invasion


18 posted on 11/22/2012 11:41:11 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Nachum
she "relied solely and squarely" in preliminary information given to her

Give me her salary and I WILL tell you where the bear shit in the woods.

19 posted on 11/22/2012 11:44:08 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Jyotishi

Drop them all Naked as Jay-Bird, with no supplies, or no weapons in the deepest middle of the Amazon Jungle, and leave them there.


20 posted on 11/22/2012 11:46:54 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum

rice isn’t clear on the first rule of being in a hole, is she?


21 posted on 11/22/2012 11:47:43 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Dear Lord, I am grateful for eyes that still see, ears that still hear, wisdom to discern the truth, and a mind that will not accept the alternate reality that there can be no justice in this world. The lies of the left are building a weight that will become too heavy for them to carry and it will topple them somehow, some way, and soon. This is my prayer. Justice be done and America return to her roots.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 11:48:19 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Nachum

This isn’t a gate, nachum.

This isn’t going to cost Obama anything.

But sadly, it cost America everything.


23 posted on 11/22/2012 11:49:46 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nachum

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/ambassador-susan-rice-libya-attack-not-premeditated/

“Rice’s account directly contradicts that of Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf, who said this weekend that he had “no doubt” the attack was pre-planned by individuals from outside Libya.
“It was planned, definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their arrival,” Magariaf told CBS News.”

If she wasn’t lying, she’s a “mushroom.” So which is she, Obamamites?
A liar or a dupe? Either way, she’s qualified for a job with this gang.


24 posted on 11/22/2012 11:56:14 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Nachum

There is nothing to defend.

She said what she was told to say like the nice little Obama puppet that she is.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 11:56:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: MestaMachine
"Dear L-rd, I am grateful for eyes that still see, ears that still hear, wisdom to discern the truth, and a mind that will not accept the alternate reality that there can be no justice in this world. The lies of the left are building a weight that will become too heavy for them to carry and it will topple them somehow, some way, and soon. This is my prayer. Justice be done and America return to her roots."-Very Astute Prayer Mesta.

I have had trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel here lately. Many on our side seems to have given up, Ubama is coming for your 401k plan and I have a sinking feeling Americans will simply meet it with a "meh".

But I Won't. Ubama has mocked G-d for far too long, have we forgotten G-d was booed at the DNC? Or that the Democrats are the party of Abortion?

Salvation is NOT collective, but neither is punishment. When HaShem's wrath deceds on Hilary's et al evil, we will have needed to stand resolute.

Sarah's words are very poignant here Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin

26 posted on 11/22/2012 11:58:21 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: chris37
This isn’t a gate, nachum.

No, it isn't. But it is one more impeachable scandal, even if we do not have the power to exact justice. At least, not yet.

There will be a reckoning one day, and may that day come quickly.

27 posted on 11/22/2012 11:59:31 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The spinmeisters are hard at work...


28 posted on 11/22/2012 12:01:05 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
So she’s admitting to incompetency or dishonesty?

She is admitting to niether, we know, however, that she is covering for incompetence with dishonesty. So remove the question mark and it becomes a statement of fact..

29 posted on 11/22/2012 12:04:37 PM PST by cardinal4 (WTF happened?)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

They knew, they all knew, and yet, the lie was somehow easier to propagate than the truth.

And the truth right up front would have done them much better.

This business about the relatively insignificant video was launched for an entirely different purpose, as a demonstration of the evils that “free speech” can cause in our country and the world, and as part of a program to clamp down on such expression here in the US. Not surprisingly, the Current Regime could twist a little on somebody’s arm to get the producer of this short video thrown in jail, at least for the short term.

This kind of sly play on the evils of free expression of opinion was only another clumsy move on the chess board in the effort to force all, or at least a majority, of America into the same conformity of thinking. Worked with some of the sheeple.


30 posted on 11/22/2012 12:07:32 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Hard to imagine that this load of crap took 2 months to fabricate.

Valerie is my bet


31 posted on 11/22/2012 12:11:44 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Nachum

She should say “I just read what’s on the teleprompter.” THAT would be believable.


32 posted on 11/22/2012 12:17:06 PM PST by Spok
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To: Nachum

She needs to turn herself in


33 posted on 11/22/2012 12:29:28 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: WhiskeyX

I know that is why I pointed it out


34 posted on 11/22/2012 12:34:07 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: WhiskeyX
was going to add:

Even if we didn't find any WMD's (which we did) it isn't a lie to make a mistake.

35 posted on 11/22/2012 12:36:20 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Nachum

Unfortunately, it’s become as difficult to get the truth about public affairs these days as it is to hold onto a greased pig at the County Fair.

But, of course, it all reflects Obama’s style, and we’re supposed to feel regret at so much as insisting he share his college transcripts or any variety of accurate picture of his bio.

Historically, the White House often sets the style for the nation, and when the president is a corrupt and incompetent liar, the nation finds itself populated with corrupt and incompetent liars.


36 posted on 11/22/2012 12:38:27 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum

The more you defend a lie... the longer your prison sentence.

LLS


37 posted on 11/22/2012 12:46:49 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: MestaMachine

Bless you. Ditto and Amen.


38 posted on 11/22/2012 12:50:53 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Nachum

39 posted on 11/22/2012 12:54:30 PM PST by mirkwood (gop est commoror per spineless ignavus)
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To: Nachum

We are not buying her story . Period.


40 posted on 11/22/2012 12:57:47 PM PST by libertymaker
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To: Eva

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” said Judge Sotomayor, who is now considered to be near the top of President Obama’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees.


41 posted on 11/22/2012 1:11:07 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Nachum
"made clear that the information was preliminary"

Well, there's still a YouTube user in jail for it.

42 posted on 11/22/2012 1:11:34 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: Nachum

She is a good liar, but this has already been exposed as a lie, still charging the windmill.


43 posted on 11/22/2012 2:21:51 PM PST by dila813
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To: Nachum

She’s got all the old white guys in the state controlled “media” out there defending her and playing the race card for her so she can lie her ass off and still come out smelling like a rose.


44 posted on 11/22/2012 2:58:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: Nachum
Obama and his administration have completely failed to grasp the necessity of credibility on the world stage. Here is this woman caught in one stupid lie after another on behalf of his adminstration. What happens when she in the greater role of Secretary of State tries to get some head of state to believe the latest line of crap Obama asks her to spew? I don’t think she’ll even be granted a meeting. Obama may have the media worship and the worship of blacks, but elsewhere he won’t get the time of day from anybody.
Emotionally, the Zero is still a 12 year old who thinks if the first lie doesn’t work, just try another. Credibility is the essence of leadership, and he has lost it.
45 posted on 11/22/2012 3:23:25 PM PST by Missouri gal
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To: tsowellfan

If he was ‘JUST’ a youtube user,he wouldn’t be in jail. Facts is facts. He was a muslim terrorist, an FBI asset, who was instructed to make this idiot video available and pass it off as being made by a “billionaire Israeli Jew” so the whole ME uprising could be blamed on Israel but he was identified by Walid Shoebat for who he was. They couldn’t leave him on the street for fear he would talk so they have him all snuggled away from press and anyone else who might wish to talk to him. I will be very surprised if he is EVER heard from again.

WHY don’t people get that this entire thing was planned MONTHS in advance???


46 posted on 11/22/2012 3:27:48 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: SpaceBar
Doubling-down on the lies is the best thing they can do... for us.

Thanks. You saved me some typing.

47 posted on 11/22/2012 3:28:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Nachum
feh...
48 posted on 11/22/2012 4:00:40 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MestaMachine

Beautiful and my hope and prayer as well.


49 posted on 11/22/2012 4:13:56 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: CMailBag

Valerie is my bet


That’s WHY Clapper has to take the fall...can’t have the nation know that Valsputin is in control.


50 posted on 11/22/2012 4:32:02 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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