Axelgreese created Rice talking points(LIES), and Benghazi cover-up?
Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says
Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that "Al Qaeda involvement" was suspected -- but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who spoke to reporters after Petraeus testified before the House Intelligence Committee, indicated he and other lawmakers still have plenty of questions about the aftermath of the attack.
"NO ONE KNOWS YET EXACTLY WHO CAME UP WITH THE FINAL VERSION OF THE TALKING POINTS, HE SAID.
Petraeus was heading next to the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify. At the same time, lawmakers unexpectedly convened a briefing with top members of various committees to examine a Sept. 25 letter to President Obama that asked a series of classified questions on Benghazi.
Petraeus' testimony both challenges the Obama administration's repeated claims that the attack was a "spontaneous" protest over an anti-Islam video, and according to King conflicts with his own briefing to lawmakers on Sept. 14. Sources have said Petraeus, in that briefing, also described the attack as a protest that spun out of control.
"His testimony today was that from the start, he had told us that this was a terrorist attack," King said, adding that he told Petraeus he had a "different recollection."
Still, the claim that the CIA's original talking points were changed is sure to stoke controversy on the Hill.
"The original talking points were much more specific about Al Qaeda involvement. And yet the final ones just said indications of extremists," King said, adding that the final version was the product of a vague "inter-agency process." (OBAMA MANUFACTURED LIES)
Further, King said a CIA analyst specifically told lawmakers that the Al Qaeda affiliates line "was taken out."
Lawmakers are focusing on the talking points issue because of concern over the account U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice gave on five Sunday shows on Sept. 16, when she repeatedly claimed the attack was spontaneous -- Rice's defenders have since insisted she was merely basing her statements on the intelligence at the time.
BALONEY...SHE WAS THE DESIGNATED WATER BOY SENT OUT BY THE OBAMA ELECTION CAMPAIGN TEAM TO SPIN THEIR LINE THAT OBAMA HAS DESTROYED AL QAEDA AND THE WAR ON TERROR HAS BEEN WON.
The suggestion that the intelligence was altered raised questions about who altered it, with King asking if "the White House changed the talking points."
One source told Fox News that Petraeus "has no idea what was provided" to Rice or who was the author of the talking points she used.
"He had no idea she was going on talk shows" until the White House announced it one or two days before, the source said.
While Petraeus resigned last Friday over an extra-marital affair, his testimony Friday was expected to focus on Libya as opposed to personal matters. King said it barely came up, and only when Petraeus was asked if the affair and investigation had any impact on his testimony on Libya. "He said no," King said.
The pressure was on Petraeus to set the record straight, after other top intelligence officials struggled a day earlier to explain why their initial talking points after the Libya attack minimized the role of militant groups.
Lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees heard testimony Thursday in private meetings with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell. But Fox News was told there were heated exchanges on the House side, particularly over the talking points that administration officials relied on in the days after the Sept. 11 strike.
Fox News was told that neither Clapper nor Morell knew for sure who finalized that information. And they could not explain why they minimized the role of a regional Al Qaeda branch as well as the militant Ansar al-Sharia despite evidence of their involvement.
Further, Fox News was told Morell was pushed to explain why, during a Sept. 14 briefing, Petraeus seemed wedded to the explanation that the attack was in response to an anti-Islam video. Morell apparently said he wasn't at that briefing and had nothing further to add.
Lawmakers continue to express concerns on several fronts -- on whether warnings in the months preceding Sept. 11 were ignored, and on why the administration first insisted the attack was a "spontaneous" act.
Rice has been the focal point of that criticism. Obama, though, in his first post-election press conference Wednesday, called the criticism "outrageous" and told those lawmakers to "go after me" instead.
California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff also came to Rice's defense Thursday, saying after the House intelligence committee hearing that Rice was given the intelligence community's "best assessment" at the time.(BALONEY---SHE WAS GIVEN NOTHING BY THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY...ALL HER INFORMATION WAS CREATED BY HER WHITE HOUSE TALKING POINT CAMPAIGN INSTRUCTORS)
"Those who have suggested that Ambassador Rice was politicizing the intelligence( SHE WAS JUST OBEDIENTLY FOLLOWING OBAMA'S ORDERS TO SPIN THE VIDEO BULL SCHICT) or misrepresenting what the intelligence community was putting forward as its best assessment are either unfamiliar with the facts, or willfully disregarding them," he said.
General David H. Petraeus had his day to testify – and his testimony clearly indicates there has been an ongoing cover-up by a person or persons in the Obama administration.
According to the General, who was the CIA Director at the time of the Benghazi attacks on September 11th, the American intelligence community knew from the beginning that the attacks on the Libyan Consulate and CIA annex, which killed 4 Americans, were well-planned, military-style operations perpetrated by terrorists – probably by an Al Qaeda affiliated group operating in Libya.
But an unknown individual or group of individuals in the Obama administration decided to strip references to “Al Qaeda” or “terrorism” from the official talking points. Instead, the nation was systematically fed a line about a spontaneous radical reaction to an obscure anti-Islam film that had been posted on You Tube.
Taken as a whole, David Petraeus’ testimony raises even greater concerns about the Obama administration’s handling of the disaster in Benghazi.
The next question that must be answered: Why were the talking points changed – and who changed them?
the American intelligence community knew from the beginning that the attacks on the Libyan Consulate and CIA annex, which killed 4 Americans, were well-planned, military-style operations perpetrated by terrorists – probably by an Al Qaeda affiliated group operating in Libya.
Horror of horrors, insurgents killed 3 CIA agents and the ambassador to a destroyed country, in a town with no rule of law.
IT WAS WHAT THEY SIGNED UP FOR, idiot. It was the risk, and they were paid extremely well by those of us that pay taxes. that they were willing and EAGER to take on. This wasn't a bake sale in Springfield Oregon (home of the Springfield of The Simpsons). It was in a lawless place.
You and your kind L.O.S.T. the election. This is ginned up by the Fox News Liars and th GOP because they cannot fathom that they LOST.
"General David H. Petraeus had his day to testify – and his testimony clearly indicates there has been an ongoing cover-up by a person or persons in the Obama administration.... next question that must be answered: Why were the talking points changed ...?"
Senile Monkey, I answered that question earlier today.
I bet you also forget tchange yoiur adult diapers.
President Pinocchio get's more hilariou swith each passing day
“She gave her best understanding” of the intelligence that had been provided to her, Obama said today.
CONSIDERING IT BECAME UNIVERSALLY KNOWN (BY EVERYBODY INCLUDING OBAMA) KNOW WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER THE ATTACK, WHOEVER GAVE THE INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING, AND COACHED HER WITH THE WHITE HOUSE TALKING POINTS, WAS EITHER THE STUPIDEST PERSON ON EARTH OR WAS LYING THROUGH HIS/HER TEETH. WILL WE EVER LEARN WHO CHANGED THE INTELLIGENCE REPORT AND PREPARED THE TALKING POINTS LIES FOR RICE TO SPREAD AROUND LIKE HORSE MANURE?
“If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me,” Obama said.
A GOOD IDEA...PRESIDENT PINOCCHIO IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR FOREIGN POLICY. SO HE (TOTUS/COTUS/I/ME/MY) SHOULD HONESTLY REPORT THE FACTS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE...THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
Speaking of the truth, where is that list of "dozens of counties" in Ohio where Romney got zero votes? We're still waiting.
We wouldn't want to conclude that you were just yelling more filthy lies out of your diaper.
The Republicans lost the election, and lost badly.
So its Benghazi, Benghazi, Beghazi. And holy crap, a Republican general had an affair with a woman.
The droolers should be cheering. It was with a WOMAN and she was older than 12.
Happyrodent and his co-rodents have been plastering the Sewer with stuff like:"Petraeus' testimony both challenges the Obama administration's repeated claims that the attack was a "spontaneous" protest over an anti-Islam video..."
However they never posted the following (from a yahoo news story) that finally clears things up:
"The recently resigned spy chief explained that references to terrorist groups suspected of carrying out the violence were removed from the public explanation of what caused the attack so as not to tip off the groups that the U.S. intelligence community was on their trail, according to lawmakers who attended the private briefings."
So Obama took a lot of political fallout right before the election, because he put catching terrorists above his personal political interests.
My take on this thing days ago was that Obama's people in certain agencies asked Petraeus to "get with the program" and lie like Rice or else they would spill the beans about his affair... He did not comply and they exposed the affair and the rest of the story plays out.
this whole thing makes watergate look like pre-school stuff (which it always was)...
Say, lying drooler, you run away, tail between your hind legs, whenever I ask you for an explanation about what watergate was.
Why do you dodge the question?
And you still run away when I ask about the "busloads of blacks from Chicage coming to Wisconsin" and how you bravely defended this nasty influx. You were so concerned. You did block the border, didn't you, drooling liar?
C'mon drooler, time to rub your snout in your own excrement.
Happyhypocrite, who pontificates against name calling and personal attacks, referes to Axelrod as "Axelgreese" (and misspells "grease").
Happyhypocrite tried to justify referring to Clinton as "BJ Clinton" and Obama as "Barack Hussein Obama" by claiming that those were their real names, and that he meant no disrespect. Does he think Axelrod's real name is Axelgreese?
Obama as "Barack Hussein Obama" by claiming that those were their real names
Hmmmm...what is Pinocchio's real name?
Now that you 've your better than Fred Alastair's tap dance routine, why are you not challenging the Obama lies Petraeus disclosed in his testimony?