The Benghazi scandal: More Rice lies
Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 8:50 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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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For Ambassador Rice (and friends) it was critical to keep alive the Al-Quaida narrative that they were as dead as Osama. The fundamental LIE! Americans were not fooled. Obama's unleashing the Arab Spring, in 2009, brought with it many unsurprising results-like the Islamist Resurgence. To him it's just a chess game with CHAOS as the winner. Bruce hasn't pieced together that much of the Iraqui WMD's were destroyed, continued to be found long after the invasion. but many, like me, are convinced that the remainder went to Syria, possibly with Russian involvement. Look it up!
Submitted by: Bruce on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I hope your editor was as upset with Condaleeza Rice and Colin Powell when they read the deceptive talking points supplied to them about WMDs and Iraq.