The Sunday network news shows are beginning to seem like the Obama administration’s nemesis. It was on the Sunday circuit that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice made questionable claims about the Benghazi consulate raid that ultimately dashed her chances at a nomination for Secretary of State.
Although the administration and its abettors in the mainstream media have done their darnedest to sweep the Benghazi fiasco under the rug, those in pursuit of the truth have been equally dogged in their efforts. Tomorrow, answers will presumably be provided, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faces tough questions from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.
She is expected to remain at New York Presbyterian Hospital for the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor her condition and treat her with anti-coagulants, said Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state.
I wish her a prompt and full recovery. This can be a most serious condition.
Well, it seems that mall security could have done a better job protecting our compound in Benghazi. According to Kerry Picket, who recently made her move to Breitbart News, “a source with personal knowledge of the security situation in Benghazi … were shocked to learn State Department security personnel agents were not immediately armed. Additionally, agents separated from Ambassador Chris Stevens left to retrieve their M4 weapons in a separate building. Only one returned to protect the Ambassador, while the other two hunkered down in the barracks, the source relayed.” Continue reading
One of the many mysteries still swirling around the September 11 attack in Benghazi is why the U.S. government seems so indifferent to the progress of the subsequent FBI investigation.
To see what I mean, let’s compare that incident to what happened after the attacks on Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in 1996 and the SS Cole in Yemen in 2000. Continue reading
A name and face have finally been connected to the edits to the talking points that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was given to read on national television five days after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
According to CBS News sources, Clapper, who is Director of National Intelligence (DNI), was in charge of the agency where the specific references to al Qaeda and terrorism were excised from the memo that Rice recited.
The plot thickens. A day after former CIA director David Petraeus testified in closed hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees that references to “Al Qaeda involvement” were deleted from his agency’s original talking points, the White House reacted. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, the New York Post writes, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes insisted:
The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word ‘consulate’ to the word ‘diplomatic facility,’ since the facility in Benghazi was not formally a consulate. Other than that, we were guided by the points that were provided by the intelligence community. So I can’t speak to any other edits that may have been made.
As one of the most wonderfully front-loaded distraction campaigns in recent memory keeps on rolling along and we get to hear all about the “social liaisons” (where is Pierre Choderlos de Laclos when we need him?), the real news is that David Petraeus has agreed to testify about the Libya terror attack before the House and Senate intelligence committees.
On his part, Obama Offered Rehearesed Tough-Guy Message on Benghazi, But Avoided Actual Answers, and the media fawned over O (imagine that!), who deigned to give his first press conference in five months and was asked 10 questions,
No one asked him if he really did not know about the Petraeus affair.
But fret not.
The Washington Post assures its readers that “Obama [is] relatively unscathed by [the] Petraeus investigation.” In the online version, the Post goes further, describing Obama as “untouched” by the affair.
In other (unrelated) news, the Dow’s down 185.23 today, down 674,73 since before election day.
At this rate, the only way we’ll have to to make ends meet is become “social liaisons”.
Cross-posted at Fausta’s blog.
The illicit affair between disgraced CIA director David Petraeus and writer Paula Broadwell is likely to have tragic implications for both their families. On one level, though, the revelation of their tryst has been a net positive for Broadwell. Sales of the biography of Petraeus she penned are suddenly booming.
And what, class, is the name of that biography? In a news segment on the scandal, the ABC Denver affiliate KMGH flashed a glimpse of the cover—or at least of what the editor thought was the cover.