Spinning Benghazi: The C.I.A.'s Talki...

Spinning Benghazi: The C.I.A.'s Talking-Point Edits

There are 58 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from May 13, 2013, titled Spinning Benghazi: The C.I.A.'s Talking-Point Edits. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

For a long time, it seemed like the idea of a coverup was just a Republican obsession. But now there is something to it.

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“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

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#1 May 13, 2013
"Democrats will argue that the editing process wasn’t motivated by a desire to protect Obama’s record on fighting Al Qaeda in the run-up to the 2012 election. They have a point; based on what we’ve seen from Karl’s report, the process that went into creating and then changing the talking points seems to have been driven in large measure by two parts of the government—C.I.A. and State—trying to make sure the blame for the attacks and the failure to protect American personnel in Benghazi fell on the other guy."

I don't know whats worse, lying because you don't want any controversy before an election or lying because you don't want the justifiable blame.
The immaturity and lack of leadership of the Obama administration is appalling.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#2 May 13, 2013
Yawn.

The blame for the attacks falls on the terrorists. No one else. Nine hearings so far, and your fantasies still aren't reality. How long do you think they're going to whip this dead horse?

Since: Feb 12

Mystic, CT

#3 May 13, 2013
I wasn't concerned about the response to the attacks in Benghazi but when it came out that President Obama and the State department changed the official account of what happened, then I changed my mind.
There was no reason for this other than politics and this involves National Security.
President Obama and the State Department were wrong and they should answer for this.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#4 May 13, 2013
lrony wrote:
President Obama and the State department changed the official account of what happened
Changed it from what to what?
SSGT

Columbus, GA

#6 May 13, 2013
Hey dumbazz, from a coordinated attack by terrorists with ties to Al Qaeda to an angry mob mad about a youtube video.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#7 May 13, 2013
The President was watching it Live and did nothing.
Lie.

No help was sent.
Lie.

There was a carrier group in the area that could've helped.
Lie.

The President went to bed instead of doing something.
Lie.

All your lies have been exposed and all you've got left is: When there just happened to be hostile actions at 40 embassies that day, the administration didn't broadcast to the world that the other 39 weren't related for a few days. Because, you know, why would ANYONE POSSIBLY think that the other 39 MIGHT have something to do with it?

Wow. Some scandal you've got there.

If you hate lies so much, why do you keep spreading them?
SSGT

Columbus, GA

#8 May 13, 2013
BS, they were order to stand down.
You keep saying they wouldn't of made it in time but dumbazz, they didn't know when it would end while it was happening.
You distort the TRUTH and lie just like your asinine President.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#9 May 13, 2013
SSGT wrote:
BS, they were order to stand down.
No, they weren't. Help arrived at 1:15.
You're the moron who thought Marines were there, right?

What's it like to be so stupid? I can't imagine.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#11 May 13, 2013
The testimony of "whistleblower" Hicks, presented by Fox News:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/08/tr...

"The Tripoli response team departs at about midnight and arrives at about 1:15 in Benghazi."
Smiths Station Panthers

Pittsview, AL

#12 May 14, 2013
Jim R Pickens wrote:
"Democrats will argue that the editing process wasn’t motivated by a desire to protect Obama’s record on fighting Al Qaeda in the run-up to the 2012 election. They have a point; based on what we’ve seen from Karl’s report, the process that went into creating and then changing the talking points seems to have been driven in large measure by two parts of the government—C.I.A. and State—trying to make sure the blame for the attacks and the failure to protect American personnel in Benghazi fell on the other guy."
I don't know whats worse, lying because you don't want any controversy before an election or lying because you don't want the justifiable blame.
The immaturity and lack of leadership of the Obama administration is appalling.
Interesting article. Thanks for posting all the info on this Benghazi mess.
Mr Snyder

Columbus, GA

#13 May 14, 2013
Funny isn't it... Some folks on this forum are the same people who said nothing when the WMD lie was exposed. Why were none of you calling for hearings and investigations then?

PANTS ON FIRE!

“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

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#14 May 14, 2013
Mr Snyder wrote:
Funny isn't it... Some folks on this forum are the same people who said nothing when the WMD lie was exposed. Why were none of you calling for hearings and investigations then?

PANTS ON FIRE!
Same people, really? How do you know what I personally was posting back then?
Why are we STILL talking about Iraq when there is an abundance of current scandals of Obama happening right now.
As I have said before, email me what you got on Iraq and I'll post it or start your own topic. Iraq does not lessen Obama's cover ups , IRS hit lists, AP surveillance or any of the other corruption of his administration.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#16 May 16, 2013
Jim R Pickens wrote:
Why are we STILL talking about Iraq when there is an abundance of current scandals of Obama happening right now.
Because there isn't. Try as you might, your little fantasies aren't scandals.
Nine hearings on Benghazi and the only lies that have been exposed are the ones that your puppetmasters are trying to get to stick. People who the president doesn't have authority over giving extra scrutiny to IRS applications that were approved, who were caught and exposed by their superiors? Good luck with that. Conducting criminal national security investigations with legal subpoenas at the behest of Senate Republicans? That's the funniest of them all.

"Impeach him because there were national security leaks to the Press!"
"Impeach him for investigating national security leaks to the Press!"

You losers can't even agree with yourselves. It's funny to watch y'all scream and pout and whine in impotent frustration.

We're STILL talking about Iraq because thousands of our children were sent to die for nothing and people like you want to pretend it didn't happen or that it doesn't matter. It matters ten million times more than the pissant, childish, bullshit molehills that you spend your days desperately trying to construct into a mountain.
Smiths Station Panthers

Pittsview, AL

#17 May 24, 2013
Changing the account of what happened in Benghazi from a coordinated terrorist attack to a mob rioting over a video just so there won't be controversy before is election is wrong.
Is this an impeachable offense I don't know but it is wrong and Obama is responsible.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#18 May 24, 2013
Smiths Station Panthers wrote:
Changing the account of what happened in Benghazi from a coordinated terrorist attack to a mob rioting over a video just so there won't be controversy before is election is wrong.
Is this an impeachable offense I don't know but it is wrong and Obama is responsible.
Yeah, calling it an "Act of Terror", not a "coordinated terrorist attack"..........THAT'S Impeachable.

Quite a compelling argument you've got there. Do you ever wonder why everyone starts laughing when you tell them your opinions?
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#20 May 24, 2013
David523 wrote:
Once again, your reading comprehension is revealed as extremely lacking. While “Smith Station Panthers” asked a question
Questions end with a form of punctuation known as a 'question mark'. They look like this:?

Please feel free to instruct us more on reading comprehension. It's a hoot.
Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#22 May 30, 2013
Repeating bullshit doesn't make it true. That only works on Mouth-Breathing Fox 'News' viewers. It's why all of your 'scandals' are going nowhere.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#25 May 31, 2013
Jim R Pickens wrote:
I don't know whats worse, lying because you don't want any controversy before an election or lying because you don't want the justifiable blame.
Mark Twain said it well:

"If you tell the truth you never have to remember."

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#26 May 31, 2013
Frisbee wrote:
The President was watching it Live and did nothing.
Lie.
No help was sent.
Lie.
There was a carrier group in the area that could've helped.
Lie.
The President went to bed instead of doing something.
Lie.
All your lies have been exposed and all you've got left is: When there just happened to be hostile actions at 40 embassies that day, the administration didn't broadcast to the world that the other 39 weren't related for a few days. Because, you know, why would ANYONE POSSIBLY think that the other 39 MIGHT have something to do with it?
Wow. Some scandal you've got there.
If you hate lies so much, why do you keep spreading them?
Excellent points.

As John Lennon said:

"Just gimmie some truth, all I want is the truth."

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Frisbee

Seattle, WA

#28 May 31, 2013
Will Dockery wrote:
Mark Twain said it well:
"If you tell the truth you never have to remember."
Funny how that works, isn't it?
NOT opinion, easily verified truth. Nothing David can say will ever change that.
It's what makes him a chump.

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