Saturday, September 29, 2012

U.S. Intelligence Takes The Fall For Not Providing The Proper Intel To The White House On The Benghazi US Consulate Attack

Intelligence Office Says It Got Libya Attack Wrong, Not White House -- McClatchy News

WASHINGTON — Extremists from groups linked to al Qaida struck the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack,” the top U.S. intelligence agency said Friday, as it took responsibility for the Obama administration’s initial claims that the deadly assault grew from a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam video.

The unusual statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence appeared to have two goals: updating the public on the latest findings of the investigation into the assault, and shielding the White House from a political backlash over its original accounts.

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More News On The Office Of The Director Of National Intelligence Trying To Explain Evolving Intelligence On Benghazi

In statement, spy chief’s office defends evolving accounts of Benghazi attack, cites shifting intelligence -- Washington Post
Office of the Director of National Intelligence Tries to Explain Evolving Intelligence on Benghazi -- ABC News
In revision, U.S. intelligence believes Libya attack a terror assault -- CNN
US intelligence now says Benghazi attack "deliberate and organized" -- Reuters
Top intelligence official backtracks on Libya story, says initial assessment premature -- FOX News
U.S. Intelligence Finds Organized Terrorist Attack in Libya -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Romney backtracks after criticizing Obama over Libya attack -- L.A. Times

My Comment: I call this "dumping bad news" in a late Friday public announcement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. But here is an easy prediction .... this announcement will not even going to come close to satisfying the critics who believe that the administration knew that the US consulate attacks was a terrorist attack .... but choose to spin a different story. As to what is my take .... what a "screw-up" .... and we still do not know who knew what was happening, who was informed, who pushed the "spontaneous riot" story (and why), and why was this spin continued for almost two weeks when everyone knew that this was a terrorist attack.

This has now become (officially) a major national security and intelligence failure .... and I do expect to see the Director of National Intelligence hauled in front of a Senate Committee by next week.

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