The mystery of where Rice got her talking points from has been solved
Washington Post wrote:
“Talking points” prepared by the CIA on Sept. 15, the same day that Rice taped three television appearances, support her description of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate as a reaction to Arab anger about an anti-Muslim video prepared in the United States. According to the CIA account, “The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. Consulate and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.”
The CIA document went on: “This assessment may change as additional information is collected and analyzed and as currently available information continues to be evaluated.” This may sound like self-protective boilerplate, but it reflects the analysts’ genuine problem interpreting fragments of intercepted conversation, video surveillance and source reports.
What bothers me most from this is what else has come out of the GOP witch hunt to blame Obama. Issa managed to reveal CIA operations
in Benghazi during his televised hearings. Sources now say that Libyan informants
working with the US are in danger due to the GOP investigations and leaks.
I think there's a very real chance that some of the administration obfuscation comes from not wanting to reveal sensitive information and, much worse, the GOP knows
this and knows
that Obama can't respond fully and is using this to a campaign advantage at the cost of national security. Edited, Oct 20th 2012 12:29pm by Jophiel