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November 22, 2014

Finally, The Truth! About Benghazi!

Yesterday was a Friday - keep that in mind for a bit.

In politics when you need to release something to the public that you don't necessarily want the public to see, what do you do?  When do you release it?  You release it late in the day, when all the reporters are past deadline and/or are headed home.  Better yet, you release it late in the day and late in the week (say on a Friday) so that anyone who's job it is to notice is already out the door and won't be back to work for 2 days.  Release it late in the week just before a holiday is even better.

Guess what was released yesterday, a Friday - the Friday before Thanksgiving week, by the Republican-controlled Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence?

The Investigative Report on the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012.

And what, oh what, did they find?

From the summary:
In summary, the Committee first concludes that the CIA ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and, without a requirement to do so, ably and bravely assisted the State Department on the night of the attacks. Their actions saved lives. Appropriate U.S. personnel made reasonable tactical decisions that night, and the Committee found no evidence that there was either a stand down order or a denial of available air support. The Committee, however, received evidence that the State Department security personnel, resources, and equipment were unable to counter the terrorist threat that day and required CIA assistance. [Emphasis added.]
This information even made it onto the pages of the Tribune-Review (by way of the AP):
A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, intelligence about who carried it out and why was contradictory, the report found. That led Susan Rice, then-ambassador to the United Nations, to inaccurately assert that the attack had evolved from a protest, when in fact there had been no protest. But it was intelligence analysts, not political appointees, who made the wrong call, the committee found. The report did not conclude that Rice or any other government official acted in bad faith or intentionally misled the American people. [Emphases added.]
Let's see if the Trib's editorial page actually reads the Trib's news pages.

9 comments:

Heir to the Throne said...

Reminds me of when the AP/progressive said the DOJ IG report on Fast and Furious exonerated Eric Holder and the White House when the IG was prevented from investigating any links to them.

Heir to the Throne said...

In politics when you need to release something to the public that you don't necessarily want the public to see, what do you do? When do you release it? You release it late in the day, when all the reporters are past deadline and/or are headed home. Better yet, you release it late in the day and late in the week (say on a Friday) so that anyone who's job it is to notice is already out the door and won't be back to work for 2 days. Release it late in the week just before a holiday is even better.
Your Regularly-Scheduled Post-Election Friday Document Dump: IRS Discovers 30,000 "Lost" Lois Lerner Emails
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/353308.php

Dayvoe said...

Look over there!!!

Heir to the Throne said...

Opps AP story contradicts itself.
http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/22/about-that-benghazi-report/
Keep in mind, these are not two paragraphs separated by miles of text. They’re back to back. And somehow, in the space of four sentences, we went from there was no intelligence failure to reading it was intelligence analysts… who made the wrong call. If you’re making the wrong call – particularly one which turned out to be so incredibly far off base – then that sounds like an intelligence failure to me.

Ed Heath said...

Hot Air and Ace of Spades. That says it all.

Heir to the Throne said...

The Nation, Media Matters and Crook and Liars That says it all. ;)

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/353364.php
By the way, the report only examined failures by the intelligence agencies -- that is, the CIA -- in Benghazi. It did not examine the White House or State Department or Department of Defense.

Dayvoe said...

So the Republican House committee is now covering for the Democratic White House?

Is that what you're trying to say?

Heir to the Throne said...

Nope it is a CYA for the CIA report

Nine-El said...

Eddie ...snark..?. unbecoming ...Sen Graham characterized the report as "crap". Who to believe?