The Pardu

The Pardu
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Rachel Maddow Blog.."Spontaneously inspired".... McCain's War on "Air"

John McCain, his fellow conspiracy attack dog Lindsay Graham, and others (including one very visible female member of congress, Kelly Ayotte a top Romney surrogate) have very visibly taken on the role of Obama Administration 'killers'. I guess when attacking a woman, correctness from the GOP means, have a woman handy? 

Despite Obama's press conference remarks about the nature and scope of Ambassador Rice's appearance on Sunday Morning Talk shows, the attack dogs continue.

The three attackers even missed a security briefing related to the attack with preference for a nationally televised attack.  Motive here is so very obvious.

Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC The Last Word, discusses McCain's missing the briefing   O'Donnell has significant experience with working inside the US Senate  and on Capital Hill. Before the news segment, think for a moment, "...if McCain suffered a scheduling mishap", I suppose Lindsey Graham was not schedule to make the briefing?"

The silliness of making this tragedy a political football, is astounding.  
Rachel Maddow contributor , Steve Benen has taken a close review of Ambassador Rice's comments after the tragic attack.  His findings do no support McCain's "gonna get you" railings in anyway. 

'Spontaneously inspired'


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Five days after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Susan Rice appeared on "Face the Nation" to give the public an update on the available information. She explained that it was too early to draw "definitive conclusions," but the "best information we have to date" suggested the violence "began spontaneously ... as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in Cairo" in response to the anti-Islam internet video.

The ambassador then added, "But soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in Benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that effort with heavy weapons." Asked about a possible al Qaeda role, Rice said this was unclear, explaining, "I think this is one of the things we'll have to determine."
CIA Talking Points obtained by CBS. 

In an interesting twist, CBS News obtained the CIA talking points given to Rice in preparation of her interview. 

CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan says the talking points, which were also given to members of the House intelligence committee, make no reference to terrorism being a likely factor in the assault, which left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. [...] 

The CIA's talking points read as follows: "The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the US Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US diplomatic post in Benghazi and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations."

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