Saturday, November 17, 2012

White House: CIA's Language On Benghazi Was Barely Edited

Obama and Clinton at Transfer of Remains Ceremony for Benghazi attack victims Sep 14, 2012. Wikipedia

CIA's Language On Benghazi Was Barely Edited, White House Says -- Politico

The White House made only small, factual edits to the CIA's initial intelligence assessment on the September attack on Americans in Benghazi, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Saturday.

"We were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment," Rhodes said aboard Air Force One en route to Asia. "The only edit made by the White House was the factual edit about how to refer to the facility.”

The White House and State Department changed a reference in the report from "consulate" to "diplomatic facility," he said. "Other than that, we were guided by the points that were provided by the intelligence community. So I can’t speak to any other edits that may have been made.”

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My Comment: What was edited was the important part (i.e. that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack).

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