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WaPo fact checker: Who rewrote the Benghazi talking points?
Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on May 7, 2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/07/2013 11:37:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Edited on 05/07/2013 11:42:43 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Some readers have suggested we should boost the Pinocchio rating for Rice’s comments. Still, it is clear Rice was simply mouthing the words given to her. The bigger mystery now is who was involved in writing — and rewriting — the talking points.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; soshillary; talkingpoints
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 11:37:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I predict they’ll say Rice re-wrote them herself, just went rogue to attempt to impress and curry favor with Obama.

Then, under the bus, and into a left-wing think tank where she’ll be well taken care of.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 11:44:32 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; Grampa Dave; ...

Just what did hillary and Obama have to do with them.??


3 posted on 05/07/2013 11:44:59 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Who hired Craig Livingstone?


4 posted on 05/07/2013 11:45:34 AM PDT by proudpapa (A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb!)
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To: All
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Michael Ramirez argues that it matters in another way — that the cover-up of Benghazi is at least as bad as that of Watergate, and perhaps worse, since no one died in Watergate and we didn’t lose a consulate to terrorists:

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Be sure and see his toon.....brings back memories of ....NIXON!!

5 posted on 05/07/2013 11:49:30 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Me thinks the term “Executive Privilege” will soon come into play. The “That happened a long time ago” excuse has just expired. Mr. Soetoro and Ms. Rodham were probably arguing about who should have picked up the big red phone at 2 am. My bet is that Huma re-wrote the talking points to avoid a bright light on Islamists, al-Qaed, and the Muslim Brotherhood which is now embedded into the State Department, CIA, and White Crib.
7 posted on 05/07/2013 11:50:13 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don’t know who wrote it, but I would bet the farm on who was behind it’s writing.

Hint: He travels with Reggie Love instead of the Mooch.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 11:51:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Did Rice ever say who gave her the info to read, other than her saying it was the best info she had at the time?


9 posted on 05/07/2013 11:52:32 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: bigbob

Valerie Jarrett is the Resident’s prima donna on EVERYTHING.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 11:53:37 AM PDT by Tugo (Never Submit!)
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To: bigbob

Couldn’t be Rice. She just won an award for being all awesome and stuff.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 11:54:17 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: NEMDF

We can guess where it came from.. s^%$ rolls downhill, right?


12 posted on 05/07/2013 11:57:26 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It looks like Rice was nothing but an “Obama puppet” despite claims by others that she was a brilliant, experienced woman re foreign affairs.

I thought that I read recently that she was going to either a “think tank” or university.

I my opinion, she is not as smart as people think because she has failed to perform honestly which it came to “crunch time” (Benghazi).

And if she knew that what she was saying at the UN was either false, then she’s a willing Obama liar. If she didn’t question the stupidity of the “video” claim after a week of the Consulate attack and available public knowledge about it, then she is just stupid and incompetent (very highly prized qualifications for Democrats in any major position).

In summary, Rice is any or all of the following:
* stupid
* a mindless dupe
* a willing dupe
* a willing disinformation Obama operative
* totally dishonest
* incompetent
* power-hungry

SHe is not qualified to represent the US anywhere, any time.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 11:57:49 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Hillary was the first to use the "Youtube video" excuse.

10:38-39 p.m., 9/11/12. @StateDept tweets: " #SecClinton: I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. http://state.gov #Libya" and "#SecClinton: We have confirmed one @StateDept officer was killed in #Libya. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss." Hillary Clinton issues a statement, saying, "I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack." She adds: "Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."

That was when Hillary herself took over the Cairo embassy Twitter account and personally posted. (anyone who thinks she wasn't directing the earlier Tweets is smoking something) That was at 10:38 PM Eastern Time. That would have been 4:38 AM Sept. 13th in Benghazi. About the time Woods and Doherty were making their last stand.

14 posted on 05/07/2013 12:00:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Axelrod wrote the talking points and made the recommendation to let the Embassy burn. New meaning to the phrase "gutsy call".
15 posted on 05/07/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Victoria Nuland.

Odd that no one seems to know WHERE she was born.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 12:02:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SpaceBar

Heck, I musta missed that. Now I feel like a racist for even thinking it.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 12:03:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

I don’t think they care who gets blamed. They know the MSM won’t report anything, Congress will be too spineless to do anything, and this will all go away after several GOP members grandstand for a little while.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 12:03:13 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: bigbob

My prediction?

All the blame will be dumped on Hillary, and Obastard will be absolved. This is a case of “Who’s ox does the media want to gore?” They want to protect both of the liars, but push will come to shove, and Obastard will be the one they protect.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 12:03:39 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: TigersEye
Comment at Hot Air:

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Hillary Clinton rewrote the talking points.
BTW, does any one else remember a curious report that came out two weeks after Benghazi and after the lies were obvious, that Hillary Clinton would be absolved of all responsibility if the truth were known. That curious report was attributed to Bill Clinton. It was curious at the time because all of the focus was on Obama and his meeting with Panetta. I think the Clintons thought the cat would be let out of the bag and were trying to set up Obama for the fall. But the fall never happened. The MSM censored the story in order to protect Obama, an extreme that the Clintons did not anticipate, but perhaps should have.

pat on May 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

20 posted on 05/07/2013 12:03:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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