Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Top Obama Appointee Cut Reference To Al Qaeda In Benghazi Talking Points

Sources: DNI Cut "Al Qaeda" Reference From Benghazi Talking Points, And CIA, FBI Signed Off -- CBS News

(CBS News) WASHINGTON - CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack - with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes.

There has been considerable discussion about who made the changes to the talking points that Rice stuck to in her television appearances on Sept. 16 (video), five days after the attack that killed American Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and three other U.S. nationals.

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My Comment:
The White House or State Department may not have made these changes .... but it appears that President Obama's appointee to the DNI did. I may not be privy to the details on what the intelligence community may be thinking .... but I suspect that they are now thinking that James Clapper is being positioned to be the fall guy for the Benghazi debacle.

1 comment:

D.Plowman said...

Seems the Obama administration and the powers that be had one agenda that fateful day and after - That is to make a falsehood to the public that Al Qaeda did not just commit another terrorist attack on 9/11, a date synonymous with failing security precautions.

Again, politics getting in the way of national security due to the fear of opinion polls and the contradicting statements that have been pushed out before that Al Qaeda is in decline.

It seems someone wanted to paint a different picture.