Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:10 PM
cthulu2016 (10,960 posts)
Any REAL American would have been fooled!
Today's bombshell is that the White House failed to publicly endorse claims that the CIA later determined to be false.
And this is bad because???
(The Libyan government was spinning like crazy throughout the first week trying to pin the attacks on organized terrorists being directed from outside Libya because it's really embarrassing if ordinary Libyans killed our people. It is not any secret that there were early reports of organized terrorism... it was in all the newspapers.)
They join the roll-call of shame that includes people who said there were no WMD in Iraq, even at a time when the NYT was peddling fake intelligence for Cheney's office. Having not been taken in by those false claims suggests some un-American streak.
REAL Americans do not get things right.
White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails
(Reuters) - Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.
U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a "terrorist" attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers...
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Any REAL American would have been fooled! (Original post)
Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)
Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:13 PM
global1 (12,555 posts)
1. CNN Was Spinning This Story This A.M....
and going out of their way to make the Administration look bad. I really think that the powers that be at CNN don't want PBO to win.
Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #2)
Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:57 PM
global1 (12,555 posts)
3. It Seemed Like They Were Trying To Make More Of It Than It Is....
I believe I caught it on Carol Costello's show. She's the one that usually refers to the President as Mr. Obama instead of President Obama. Her bias against Obama always shows through in her reporting.