Skip to comments.Benghazi e-mails show clash between State Department, CIA (Nope, nothing to see here)
Posted on 05/10/2013 11:32:36 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
New details from administration e-mails about last years attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, demonstrate that an intense bureaucratic clash took place between the State Department and the CIA over which agency would get to tell the story of how the tragedy unfolded.
That clash played out in the development of administration talking points that have been at the center of the controversy over the handling of the incident, according to the e-mails that came to light Friday. Full article here
Liberals had been giddy all week, believing their own silly press releases (commonly known as "newspapers") arguing that the 'Republican-run' Benghazi hearings produced no real smoking gun, all the while furiously attacking the whistleblowers and insisting they weren't attacking the whistleblowers.
Many libbies even fantasized that the Benghazi hearings had already blown over -- some were making this keen observation minutes after the hearings began.
Liberals kept telling each other that Benghazi won't even be a teensy-weensy, itty-bitty blip on the radar screen by the time Campaign 2016 rolls around -- that more than enough time will have elapsed between the murders in Benghazi and the next presidential campaign, paving the way for president Hillary, Gaea willing.
But then Jonathan Karl of ABC news had to gum up the works. Remember Him? He's the chap accused of perpetrating journalism a few weeks ago, when he reduced Obama during his press conference into insisting he still had the relevant juice and that reports of his de-juicification are greatly exaggerated.
Now Jonathan Karl reports there were a dozen differing versions of the Benghazi talking points which show extensive editing "as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA" to the "final version" written entirely by Mr. Magoo.
No threats of terrorist attacks, no terrorist attacks, no warning of five other recent attacks in Benghazi against foreign interests, no Ansar al-Sharia and no al-Qaeda to see here, move along.
Since it was clear the original version written by the CIA was riddled with factual accuracies, Hillary's State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland insisted on plenty of dishwashing liquid and scrub brushes as part of the 'editing' process. It was all to ensure the final version their programmed little robot Susan Rice would read off from on all the Sunday news shows pegged the needle on the ol' Baghdad-Bob-o-meter past the breaking point.
For months, White House flack Jay Carney kept frenziedly pointing the press to his own lies back in November as evidence he was telling the truth about the talking points.
Today, Obama's spokes-hack was pulled out of that comfort zone by Obama's jilted lovers during his 'Honey, It's-not-what-you-think-- I-can-explain!' presser which had the whiff of blood in the water all over the place. Benghazi won't be dropping into any memory hole yet -- in fact, this is just the warm-up act.
My Two Cents...
Saturday-morning ping! Have a great weekend and, to you moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!
>"It was all to ensure the final version their programmed little robot Susan Rice would read off from on all the Sunday news shows pegged the needle on the ol' Baghdad-Bob-o-meter past the breaking point.
Still waiting for the gun-running reports to surface.
When is the next round of hearings? I would like to see that Army officer who took the “stand down” order testify...
Mesta the sharks, at least some of them, actually looked like journalists today at the presser. May it continue.
I enjoyed your summary, JH2. Also worthy of a read is this WEEKLY STANDARD report at the link - http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/benghazi-scandal-grows_722032.html?page=1
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What happened to Fast and Furious?
And why did 0bama choose Susan Rice? Because you’re guaranteed to be called a sexist and a racist if you question her remarks!
Say what? The Post writers take the same pains as the State Department disinformation team to obfuscate the story even further.
>> low-information voters.
Thanks for the ping, John. Saturday morning bump.
John ... here’s a series of posts that put some things together - just recently ...
Transparency: White House Holds Benghazi Briefing ... Off-the-Record
LYING IN STATE [i.e. US State Department] - by Mark Steyn
Benghazi E-Mails Show Clash Between State Department and CIA