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The Benghazi scandal: More Rice lies

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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 8:50 p.m.
 

So, how did U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, widely expected to be President Obama's nominee as the next secretary of State, attempt to assuage the concerns of Republican senators that she knowingly lied in her public pronouncements about the circumstances surrounding the fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September?

By continuing to knowingly lie about those circumstances.

Ms. Rice repeatedly regurgitated administration talking points that a quite amateurish U.S.-made anti-Muslim film was the spark that led to a spontaneous riot that led to the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three others.

She knew better then; it was an orchestrated terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with plenty of high-powered weaponry.

Yet in her Tuesday meeting with Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte — while admitting that initial assessment for public consumption was “incorrect” — she continued to say the real story of Benghazi only came to light later through evolving intelligence and that no one had misled the American public.

But again, as the facts show, that's a lie. In fact, CBS News reports that Rice was well versed in the truth from the get-go.

The Obama administration's response to all of this? Media “obsession” with a lying U.N. ambassador and prospective secretary of State is “misplaced.” In other words, pay no attention to the prevaricators behind the portieres. And in this case, in front of them, too.

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