Originally posted by TheAngryFarm
they are calling out Rice because she lied.
No they are calling out Rice to exploit Americans being murdered to political advantage.
And despite all the fuss I remain unconvinced that she lied...she qualified every single one of her statements and was operating on talking points
that were unclassified at the time.
PS...having...examined...similair scenarios before, it is common for the CIA not to immediately share who they think is to blame and even sometimes to
discount the possibility that it was a pre-planned attack. The idea is to encourage terrorists to get frustrated and claim credit...which helps them
chase down leads and those responsible.
Either way...Rices statements....
ABC’s “This Week”:
MS. RICE: Well, Jake, first of all, it’s important to know that there’s an FBI investigation that has begun and will take some time to be
completed. That will tell us with certainty what transpired.
CBS’s “Face the Nation”
MS. RICE: So we’ll want to see the results of that [FBI] investigation to draw any definitive conclusions. But based on the best information we
have to date, what our assessment is as of the present is
I think it’s clear that there were extremist elements that joined in and escalated the violence. Whether they were al Qaeda affiliates, whether they
were Libyan-based extremists or al Qaeda itself I think is one of the things we’ll have to determine
Obviously, we will wait for the results of the investigation and we don’t want to jump to conclusions before then.
NBC’s “Meet the Press”
MS. RICE: Well, let us– let me tell you the– the best information we have at present. First of all, there’s an FBI investigation which is
ongoing. And we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpired. But putting together the best information that we
have available to us today our current assessment is that what happened in Benghazi
“Fox News Sunday”
MS. RICE: Well, first of all, Chris, we are obviously investigating this very closely. The FBI has a lead in this investigation. The information, the
best information and the best assessment we have today
I mean ...Ef...How many ways does she have to say...we are not sure yet?????????????
Did the CIA know? Well they were pretty sure, but not sure enough to go public immediately and going public with what they know doesn't serve the
mission of finding those that are hiding.
Now back to spin and BS.....