Reports are that Petraeus has testified that yes, the CIA knew quite early on that the Benghazi attack was probably terrorism, and no, the CIA wasn’t responsible for Susan Rice’s final talking points, the ones from which that information had been mysteriously expunged.
Petraeus had to thread another fine-eyed needle today, since he himself had blamed the attack on the video in previous testimony. Here’s how Petraeus dealt with that problem:
The other thing he’s claiming is that while he initially briefed Congressmen that there was some “evidence” for the Administration’s story (the spontaneous protest), this was “disproved over time” — in other words, “I didn’t perjure myself, because even though what I said was wrong, I didn’t know it was wrong when I said it.”
So, who took the references to terrorists out of Rice’s message, and who chose her to be the spokesperson when (as Obama admitted) she knew absolutely nothing about Benghazi? My guess is that it was someone quite high up in the Obama administration, at Obama’s behest, but that someone way lower down is being set up to take the fall, probably someone from State. Obama will plead total ignorance, of course. Ignorance seems to be one of his favorite defenses, especially since he knows the MSM is on his side.
Obama didn’t know about Petraeus’ affair until after the election. Right. He didn’t know who changed Rice’s memo. Of course not. In the second debate, Obama falsely claimed he’d said the attacks were “acts of terror” in a speech the day after, and Crowley backed him up (incorrectly) so that Romney and the Republicans would retreat, chastened. But Obama and his lackeys had gone on making public statements for weeks about the videos, in order to cover their own butts and help them win the election. It worked, with a huge assist from the MSM.
The whole thing is almost too egregiously rotten and tedious to write about. Every single American should be incensed about this (as well as about the administration’s failure to protect the ambassador and the security guards that day), or at the very least highly suspicious and perturbed. But that’s not what’s happening. Not at all.