12 May 2013

Benghazi is coming home to roost...

I found this lurking in the "Draft" folder and cannot find my supporting notes.  Written on 05MAY13, it's kinda old news, but important, still. 

My original sub-head was "To quote Flounder: "This is going to be great!"..."

so anyway, the Benghazi shit just got real over the past 54-ish hours.  Friday afternoon, Stephen F. Hayes of The Weekly Standard fame drops dime. 


"Even as the White House strove last week to move beyond questions about the Benghazi attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2012, fresh evidence emerged that senior Obama administration officials knowingly misled the country about what had happened in the days following the assaults. The Weekly Standard has obtained a timeline briefed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence detailing the heavy substantive revisions made to the CIA’s talking points, just six weeks before the 2012 presidential election, and additional information about why the changes were made and by whom."

See also:


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


An ongoing Congressional investigation across five House Committees concerning 
the events surrounding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in 
Benghazi, Libya has made several determinations to date, including:


  • Reductions of security levels prior to the attacks in Benghazi were approved at the highest levels of the State Department, up to and including Secretary Clinton. This fact contradicts her testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on January 23, 2013.
  • In the days following the attacks, White House and senior State Department officials altered accurate talking points drafted by the Intelligence Community in order to protect the State Department.
  • Contrary to Administration rhetoric, the talking points were not edited to protect classified information. Concern for classified information is never mentioned in email traffic among senior Administration officials.



These preliminary findings illustrate the need for continued examination and 
oversight by the five House Committees. The Committees will continue to review who 
exactly was responsible for the failure to respond to the repeated requests for more 
security and for the effort to cover up the nature of the attacks, so that appropriate officials 
will be held accountable.

Read the whole Hayes thing.  He lays it out, chapter and verse.  I'll find the link to the "Executive Summary" and will update accordingly.

more soon

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