Someone changed the crucial content of the CIA report and then passed it on as a lie to America and the rest of the world for weeks.<quoted text>
Well, well. Aunt Bitties second favorite news source got it wrong!!
CNN has obtained an email sent by a top aide of President Barack Obama, in which the aide discusses the Obama administration reaction to the attack on the U.S. posts in Benghazi, Libya. The actual email differs from how sources characterized it to two different media organizations.
The actual email from then-Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes appears to show that whomever leaked it did so in a way that made it appear that the White House primarily concerned with the State Department's desire to remove references and warnings about specific terrorist groups so as to not bring criticism to the department.
So, let me get this straight. Someone -- we don't know who -- leaked misleading information to ABC and the Weekly Standard, they ran it, other news organizations embraced it, we've had several days of "scandal" based on it, and the information wasn't true?
Some interesting reading;
The Bush FBI Targeted Journalists with the New York Times and the Washington Post.
The Bush Pentagon Spied on Dozens of Anti-war Meetings.
The Bush FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force Targeted Civil Rights / Anti-war Activists
The Bush IRS Collected Political Affiliation Data on Taxpayers.
The Bush IRS Audited Greenpeace and the NAACP
Do your homework Bittie!
But I was talking about Obama saying he learned about the IRS targeting conservatives for the first time on Friday too when the rest of us did.
Presidents get daily briefings from all departments including the Treasury Department. The targeting had been going on for years. You mean to tell me not one person briefed him beforehand that this was happening or that it was about to become breaking news and he only learned about when the rest of us did?
Any other president would have been given a heads up. Why is Obama always so out of the loop?