Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Yes, a "witch hunt" to find out why the Administration lied about the lead-up to and cause of an attack on an American Embassy, resulting in the first service-related death of an Ambassador in 34 years, as well as 3 other Americans killed
Oh and lied to their families. Oh, and scapegoated an online video, tried to flex it's muscle to get it censored, then helped out and jail it's anonymous producer.
No big whoop. I'm sure if Bush'd done it, you probably wouldn't have even noticed.
Lied?? Are you going to continue to carry water for the politicizing of this tragedy, despite the release of the E Mails??
Pick another fight, this one is a lost cause, that hopefully allows scrutiny of the salient facts; why wasn't security better managed, was there ever an order to 'stand down' (can you point to the source of that comment? it wasn't Hicks) and could help have arrived in time??
One of the original talking points, based on an early memo, says: "We believe, based on currently available information, that the attacks in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by protests at the US embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US consulate and subsequently the annex." It added that this assessment might yet change.
The second point is the crucial one. The memo says: "The crowd almost certainly was a mix of individuals from across many sectors of Libyan society. That being said, we do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al-Qaida participated in the attack."
The series of email exchanges reveal that the vital phrase "with ties to al-Qaida" was later excised.
The White House said this was done at the request of the CIA and not the White House and that the emails support this, showing that a CIA analyst said there was no intelligence at that point to support the assertion of al-Qaida involvement.
In an email from the CIA three days after the attack, it noted the reference to al-Qaida, suggesting it was complicit in the deaths of the four Americans, and a CIA analyst says: "Do we know this?"