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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:44 PM

GOP's Benghazi Conspiracy Falls Apart: WH Didn't Change Susan Rice's Talking Points

GOP's Benghazi Conspiracy Falls Apart: WH Didn't Change Susan Rice's Talking Points

By Hamed Aleaziz at Think Progress

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/11/20/1219641/susan-rice-talking-points-cia/?mobile=nc

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Another anonymous intelligence official echoed Turner, saying that the changes were made based on legitimate intelligence and for legal purposes:

“First, the information about individuals linked to al Qaeda was derived from classified sources. 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.”

Indeed, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told the New York Times last week that in his closed door briefing, Petraeus “was adamant there was no politicization of the process, no White House interference or political agenda.”

The fight over the talking points will most likely continue; it has even become a campaign cause for Republican senators like Lindsey Graham. Others like John McCain have vowed to do “everything” to block the potential nomination of Susan Rice for Secretary of State. But Democrats in Congress and media commentators are beginning to wonder why Republicans are picking a substance-free fight with Rice, a woman and an African-American, after the drubbing they took in last month’s elections among those demographics.



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NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #1
Cha Nov 2012 #2
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #3
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #4
pangaia Nov 2012 #5
applegrove Nov 2012 #6

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:51 PM

1. I love Susan Rice and cannot wait to see her serve as SOS.

Regardless of what these two twits have to say.



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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:57 PM

2. Because they're stupid?..

But Democrats in Congress and media commentators are beginning to wonder why Republicans are picking a substance-free fight with Rice, a woman and an African-American, after the drubbing they took in last month’s elections among those demographics.


Thanks applegrove~

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:25 PM

3. K&R nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:31 PM

4. Oh my, what is Mccain and his dog to moan and groan about now.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:32 PM

5. According to others on Du

with more experience than I, McCain is pissed at Ms Rice and seeking vengence because she made such a fool of him for walking around that market in Baghdad with a flak jacket on , about 20 soldiers around him, sharpshooters on the roofs and 3 helicopters overhead.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:38 PM

6. I think they want to knock Obama's foreign affaires bone fides down

several knocks when Hillary goes. So they are sullying the waters Rice will face. Any foreign affairs 'scandal' will do.

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