Skip to comments.Did Intelligence Tell WH There Were Protests in Benghazi?
Posted on 10/12/2012 3:30:19 PM PDT by mojito
The White House has clarified Vice President Bidens comment that he wasnt aware of security requests, saying he was speaking for himself and President Obama, not the State Department. But they still havent explained Bidens even more troubling claim that the intelligence community told the White House there were protesters outside the Benghazi embassy:
MS. RADDATZ: What were you first told about the attack? Why were people talking about protests? When people in the consulate first saw armed men attacking with guns, there were no protesters. Why did that go on for weeks?
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Because thats exactly what we were told
MS. RADDATZ: By who?
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: by the intelligence community. The intelligence community told us that. As they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment.
When the Obama administration rolled out its initial blame the video storyline in the days after the attack, they strongly implied that there was a protest outside the Benghazi consulate, but usually avoided stating it explicitly. If you listen to Jay Carney, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice, they tended to use vague words like spontaneous reaction and unrest. When they did use the word protests, it was usually in reference to the demonstrations across the Muslim world, not Benghazi specifically.
This is because the CIA intelligence at the time didnt support the idea that there was a protest outside the consulate....
Bidens unequivocal claim that the intelligence community told the White House there were protesters is simply not credible, and, worse, it glues the administration to its failed initial narrative. White House spokesperson Jay Carney had spent weeks slowly backing away from the protest story, and Biden has now made that impossible.
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If we didn’t have a cover-up here, why do we still not know the sequence of events? COVER-UP!!!!!!
Biden is a liar: From an email today - “Well, we werent told they wanted more security again.” Biden lied through his teeth about the fact that the administration—specifically, the State Department—had been told again and again that security on the ground in Libya, and in Benghazi in particular, was inadequate. The day before, in Congressional hearings on the Libya attacks, former regional security director Eric Nordstrom described his frustration with having those requests turned down by the government bureaucracy: “For me the Taliban is on the inside of the building.”
maybe they would have if the president ever attended his own intelligence briefings.
we need every PDB for the past six months.
We all know that Joe Biden is a known purveyor of untruths.
Joe Biden wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him.
This time it might.
. . . even if you buy their entire lie, candidate obama certainly didn’t allow “faulty intelligence” to explain the (apparent) lack of WMD in iraq. remember “bush lied, people died”?
and that was in 2008, when candidate obama was curiously running against GWB, who wasn’t even on the ballot.
Not to Minitru! They can take any straw from the Zero White Hut and spin it into gold.
Only intelligent people can see it for what it really is, but the libs only have to reach the people who pay half attention. Like when they put out an ad but withdraw it after criticism: the only point was to get it into the public's mind. It's irrelevant whether it was true or not.
How would they know? 0bama only attends a small percentage of his Presidential Daily Briefings. When the cat is away, the mice will play. He may have delegated such matter to Hilary anyway. Complete dereliction on so many levels.
24 days left.
The White House had no intelligence.
I believe that!
Well Joe did make news last night. Not sure if this is the kind of debate the White House wants to have from now till Tuesday.
Today he described how biden is lying through his teeth. He described the chain of command as far as who hears what and who is notified. He said there are hundreds of people who hear the transmission simultaneously including hillary, biden and HUSSEIN and they are also sent pictures of the action on the ground. The incident in Benghazi went on for 6 hours and no one did a damn thing.
Thanks for that link. I’m going to listen to the whole thing this weekend.
It’s my understanding that he was there to inaugurate a new hospital/clinic opening in Benghazi.
By the way, Hillary should have known too! She heads the Department of State. Make that three bassoons.
I was wishing that Ryan had looked at Biden, and asked “Is that because the President skipped his daily security briefings during the period leading up to the attack, or were they just ignoring what the State Department’s Career people told them?
Appreciate the links to Col. Hunt’s three discussions with Howie Carr.