If Rice knew that what she was saying was not true, what was there to be gained by lying? Certainly you're not claiming that she is unsophisticated enough to believe that the truth wouldn't come out.
I know that the right keeps claiming that the administration lied because they wanted to cover up evidence that they've been overselling their success against al-Qaeda -- an extreme stretch at best. As far as I've seen the only "evidence" of an al-Qaeda connection was an unconfirmed claim by a Libyan terrorist group.
In fact, evidence shows there was no al-Qaeda link.
McCain and Graham aren't going to want to hear this. Will they ignore facts to continue spinning wildly out of control in the media?
CIA: We Didnít Ask for Help During Benghazi Attack
When the CIAís acting director, Michael Morell, testifies Thursday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he is expected to say that the agency never requested Europe-based special operations teams, specialized Marine platoons, or armed drones on the night of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official.
The disclosure may put an end to one line of inquiry into the Benghazi affair about why reinforcements from the region were not sent on the night of the attack. ďAssistance from the U.S. military was critical, and we got what we requested,Ē the senior U.S. intelligence official said.
According to a Pentagon timeline made public last week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta prepared multiple military responses from the region at around midnight Benghazi time, more than two hours after the initial assault began. Those orders included mobilizing two special Marine platoons known as Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) from Rota, Spain, to deploy to Tripoli and Benghazi. Panetta also ordered a special operations force, training in central Europe, to deploy at the Signonella Airbase in Italy. Another special operations team based in the United States also prepared to deploy to Libya.
Those mistakenly accusing Panetta of not sending a CIF force in are plain wrong. Because we immediately sent a CIF force to the rescue by dispatching previously convert CIA Force to their immediate and successful rescue from the time it was ordered.
Republicans keep insisting that we have got to find out what happened in Benghazi. This is the most grave and serious issue America has ever faces and if we leave a single pebble unturned WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!
McCain Skipped A Briefing On Benghazi To Hold A Press Conference
Soooooo, Senator McCain why did you miss that critical and crucial breifing on Benghazi? We're Republicans, we don't need no stinking facts! It's all about feeling the hate. Besides if you go to those briefing they give you information. Then you can't go on TV and scream that the Adminstration won't give you any information. IT'S A COVER UP!Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is demanding a special select committee to investigate the events leading up to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya and has held around-the-clock television appearances pressing for a complete review of the incident.
But all of the senatorís media interviews and press availabilities may be interfering with his ability to gather information about the event. On Thursday morning, CNNís Dana Bash reported that McCain chose to hold a joint press conference with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) rather than attend a closed-door briefing about the attacks:
I have to tell you something that just happened on Capitol Hill, and that is our senate producer Ted Barrett just ran into John McCain and asked about something that weíre hearing from Democrats, which is John McCain is calling for more information to Congress, but he had a press conference yesterday instead of going to a closed briefing where administration officials were giving more information. Well, Ted Barrett asked John McCain about that, and it was apparently an intense very angry exchange and McCain simply would not comment on it at all.
God help us the morons think they're incharge.
...............sorry, in my rush to get out to the office I misread your post about secrecy! And did not notice that you were actually accusing me of wanting secrecy for Obama and not for Bush? You could not be more wrong my friend, I want the whole Benghazi incident investigated but through the correct investigations and all of those investigations are in place. If the closed door sessions don't then go on to include public sessions then I will be the first to join the others and scream COVER-UP! But I am not going to do it like McCain and others are doing until at least the closed door sessions are completed.
Where we differ is that you are already sold on the fact that you think that Benghazi was being operated as a CIA Black Site for holding and interrogating prisoners and I am not. Or though I concede that it is one explanation it is not the only explanation for the CIA being there. The CIA could easily have been there with the full knowledge of the Libyan Government working covertly on all kinds of operations that did not include the holding and interrogating prisoners. Have I cleared that up for you because now I have really got to run?
My question remains 'what in God's name was Stevens up to in the first place, that he needed to be rescued'?
The subordinate parenthetical was placed in my statement because I can only make a definitive statement for my own position.
global war on terror overseas contingency operations are ongoing, being expanded and involve the CIA is no secret and is out in the open. When even Camp Lemonnier is no secret then why the after-the-fact secrecy?
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