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BREAKING: The president knew the truth about Benghazi

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ri...5445_blog.html


BREAKING: The president knew the truth about Benghazi

By Jennifer Rubin, Published: NOVEMBER 16, 5:18 PM ET


In a blockbuster report, John Solomon, the former Associated Press and Post reporter, has ferreted out the president’s daily brief that informed him within 72 hours of the Sept. 11 attack that the Benghazi attack was a jihadist operation.

Citing officials directly familiar with the information, Solomon writes in the Washington Guardian that Obama and other administration officials were told that “that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region.”

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The details from the CIA and Pentagon assessments of the killing of Ambassador Chris [Stevens] were far more specific, more detailed and more current than the unclassified talking points that UN Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used five days after the attack to suggest to Americans that an unruly mob angry over an anti-Islamic video was to blame, officials said.

Most of the details affirming al-Qaida links were edited or excluded from the unclassified talking points used by Rice in appearances on news programs the weekend after the attack, officials confirmed Friday. Multiple agencies were involved in excising information, doing so because it revealed sources and methods, dealt with classified intercepts or involved information that was not yet fully confirmed, the officials said.

Solomon cautions that there were bits of evidence pointing to a spontaneous attack but, as Eli Lake of the Daily Beast and others have reported, he writes: “Among the early evidence cited in the briefings to the president and other senior officials were intercepts showing some of the participants were known members or supporters of Ansar al-Sharia — the al-Qaida-sympathizing militia in Libya — and the AQIM, which is a direct affiliate of al-Qaida in northern Africa, the officials said.”

How could the president and his senior staff then have allowed (or rather, sent) Rice to go out to tell an entirely different tale to the American people on Sept. 16 on five TV shows?

This report indicates that the president certainly knew that Benghazi wasn’t a rogue movie review gone bad. He had information that plainly spelled out what was later confirmed by additional intelligence. If this information was too confidential to share with the public, at the very least the president and others should not have mislead voters.

This is a full-blown scandal, and in light of this information, the press corps’s slothful indifference to uncovering the truth at Wednesday’s news conference with Obama is all the more shocking. It is time for the president to come clean. The scandal has now enveloped the Oval Office and will define his second term, if not resolved satisfactorily.

The irony of this is that Rice may well have been used as a patsy, unaware that she was sent out to spin a misleading tale. My colleague Dana Milbank recounts Rice’s long-standing inability to get along with others and to be circumspect in her pronouncements:

It’s true that, in her much-criticized TV performance, she was reciting talking points given to her by the intelligence agencies. But that’s the trouble. Rice stuck with her points even though they had been contradicted by the president of the Libyan National Assembly, who, on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ just before Rice, said there was “no doubt” that the attack on Americans in Benghazi “was preplanned.” Rice rebutted the Libyan official, arguing — falsely, it turned out — that there was no evidence of such planning. . . . Obama can do better at State than Susan Rice.

Frankly the same could be said of many national security positions at this point. The American people made their choice in November on the president, but it now appears they were duped regarding the real facts concerning Benghazi. What are we going to do about that?
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #151
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I only look like a liberal next to a Right Wing kook like yourself.
I was honestly looking for an answer.

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #152
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I was honestly looking for an answer.

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Sure you were. That's why your question made so much sense.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:59 PM   #153
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Oh I understand not all businesses have been affected by this bad economy. He should be grateful instead of being so arrogant. I have a friend whose business is doing really well right now but I also have many business friends that are not doing so well or have closed up completely during this whole mess. I've always made a habit of looking at how much retail space is for sale or rent when I look through my town or visit other towns in my state and other states. I also go through the industrial parks to see how well the are filled or not filled.

I can tell you the last several years, just about every place I've been to, it is alarming how much retail/office/industrial space is available out there. I know we are on the downhill if we don't get this country back to what made private enterprise great and even minorities like myself had a shot at the American dream (I'm not completely out of the game but I can see the writing on the wall). With rising statism in this country, it is going to make it more and more difficult for everyone, not just business owners. It's private enterprise doing well that supports the government that is necessary, not the other way around like so many have been misled to believe in this country.

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #154
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Sure you were. That's why your question made so much sense.
Yes, I was. I see you arrogantly going after anyone that doesn't share your liberal view and was just wondering why.

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #155
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You wouldn't know how to read the answer.
You oiled yourself up for that one Willie.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #156
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What is it with you liberals and arrogance?

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Yes, I was. I see you arrogantly going after anyone that doesn't share your liberal view and was just wondering why.

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I don't hold very many liberal views at all. This is what something approaching the middle looks like from over there in loonyland.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #158
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I deal with a lot of construction and winter time firewood to the bigger cities.

Right now the TransCanadian % Keystone Pipeline is on hold and peoples pockets are hurting, not enough $ for a lot of people to buy the wood for night time fireplace burning.
Oh I know people are hurting. I've had some good customers lose their homes because of job loss or other factors. I wish I could have helped but when your customers are hurting, it affects your business too. I never believed the liberal media and their narrative that things were getting better. I saw first hand it wasn't from what I've seen and observed.

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Yes, I was. I see you arrogantly going after anyone that doesn't share your liberal view and was just wondering why.

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"liberal view" = believes Obama's birth certificate, social security card, and selective service papers are not forgeries
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I don't hold very many liberal views at all. This is what something approaching the middle looks like from over there in loonyland.
Oh Brock, that is soo funny, I don't even know where to start. You don't realize just how far left this culture has gotten.

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"liberal view" = believes Obama's birth certificate, social security card, and selective service papers are not forgeries
Trolling me again, huh?

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Oh Brock, that is soo funny, I don't even know where to start. You don't realize just how far left this culture has gotten.

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I love how you think you're the only person who's paying attention to anything. What were you saying about arrogance?
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