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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:20 PM

Official: Changes to Benghazi talking points made by intel community

Source: CNN

The intelligence community - not the White House, State Department or Justice Department - was responsible for the substantive changes made to the talking points distributed for government officials who spoke publicly about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, the spokesman for the director of national intelligence said Monday.

The unclassified talking points on Libya, developed several days after the the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, were not substantively changed by any agency outside of the intelligence community, according to the spokesman, Shawn Turner.

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"First, the information about individuals linked to al Qaeda was derived from classified sources," the official said. "Second, when links were so tenuous - as they still are - it makes sense to be cautious before pointing fingers so you don't set off a chain of circular and self-reinforcing assumptions. Third, it is important to be careful not to prejudice a criminal investigation in its early stages."


Read more: http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/19/official-changes-to-benghazi-talking-points-made-by-intel-community/



This Faux Newz/GOP manufactured controversy is dead.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:23 PM

1. "This Faux Newz/GOP manufactured controversy is dead."

Don't make book on that just yet. They won't let this go until they find the next squirrel to chase.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:39 PM

4. This image comes to mind..

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Response to DCBob (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:04 AM

5. Perfect illustration...thanks.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:29 PM

2. And YET McCain is now calling on Rice to publicly apologize, adding insults to injuries.

What an idiot.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:31 PM

3. The only apology that Ms. Susan Rice deserves is...

 

a AYE vote for her nomination to the Secretary of State, and an immediate resignation due to senility, especially for McCain.



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