Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:20 PM
DCBob (16,464 posts)
Official: Changes to Benghazi talking points made by intel community
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.
"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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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:23 PM
Sekhmets Daughter (7,482 posts)
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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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:31 PM
Panasonic (2,921 posts)
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.