Saturday, November 17, 2012

Petraeus testifies that CIA reported al-Qaeda involvement in Benghazi attack, but that line was removed

From Jihad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer

If Obama were a Republican, Congress would be making a serious investigation of this coverup and all his lies to cover his support for jihadists in Libya. Instead, the truth dribbles out here and there, with ample time given for the administration to formulate new...talking points.

"Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says," from, November 16 (thanks to Kenneth):
Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that "Al Qaeda involvement" was suspected -- but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed. 
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who spoke to reporters after Petraeus testified before the House Intelligence Committee, indicated he and other lawmakers still have plenty of questions about the aftermath of the attack.
"No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points," he said.
Petraeus was heading next to the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify. At the same time, lawmakers unexpectedly convened a briefing with top members of various committees to examine a Sept. 25 letter to President Obama that asked a series of classified questions on Benghazi.
Petraeus' testimony both challenges the Obama administration's repeated claims that the attack was a "spontaneous" protest over an anti-Islam video, and according to King conflicts with his own briefing to lawmakers on Sept. 14. Sources have said Petraeus, in that briefing, also described the attack as a protest that spun out of control.
"His testimony today was that from the start, he had told us that this was a terrorist attack," King said, adding that he told Petraeus he had a "different recollection."...

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