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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:36 PM

Benghazi Testimony By Petraeus Shreds GOP Attack On Rice

Benghazi Testimony By Petraeus Shreds GOP Attack On Rice

by Joe Conason at the National Memo

http://www.nationalmemo.com/benghazi-testimony-by-petraeus-shreds-gop-attack-on-rice/#.UKeFrp0Sc_m.reddit

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Essentially, McCain and Graham, joined by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), accused Rice on Thursday of lying and covering up the fact that the Benghazi consulate had been attacked by terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda. They vowed to prevent her confirmation as Secretary of State, should the president nominate her to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton.

But with McCain departing so abruptly after the Petraeus hearing, it was left to others, including House Intelligence Committee chair Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) to reveal what their Arizona colleague didn’t care to discuss. In his testimony, Petraeus blew apart the half-baked theories offered by McCain and Graham—and left them looking foolish.

On earlier occasions, King had echoed the same complaints made by McCain and Graham, but after Friday’s hearing he reluctantly admitted the truth: Petraeus had confirmed that the CIA had approved the talking points used by Rice, tentatively blaming the incident on a notorious anti-Muslim video sparking demonstrations in Cairo and elsewhere at the time. Although Petraeus said he had believed that terrorists were responsible, that suggestion was removed from the talking points in order to protect the ongoing FBI investigation into Benghazi, which Rice also mentioned.

As King explained in response to reporters’ questions, Petraeus not only confirmed that any allusion to al Qaeda had been removed from the talking points given to Rice, but that his agency had consented to that decision:

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:45 PM

1. I see that Graham will be on tomorrow in his usual role as Sabbath Blow Hole.

I guess it is likely he will continue his lies because he is not on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

How convenient...

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:47 PM

4. And, the corporatemedia will let him lie and not call him on it.

I'd like to be shocked about this.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:46 PM

2. So McCain was out blabbing bullshit instead of actually relaying what went on

in the meeting? McCain is up in 2014 and hopefully Richard Carmona will be back or another Dem there will get this dispicable disgrace out of office.





http://theobamadiary.com/

Thank you, applegrove~

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:46 PM

3. Problem is crazy man McCain is still saying nothing changed, and he will go on the talk shows

Tomorrow, and I have no doubt they won't have a counter point, and let him spout his lies unchallenged


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:51 PM

5. "Petraeus was not asked to testify under oath, King said."

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:51 AM

7. So, what reason would he have to not tell the truth anyway?

What could it gain him, if King's wacko theories are actually right?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:33 AM

6. It won't shut McInsane up

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Response to doc03 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:02 AM

8. is mc cain going senile???

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:08 AM

9. he is just nuts

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