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Susan Rice on the Hot Seat

The following story is from GOPUSA reporting on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appearing before Senators in her role of the Benghazi cover-up. Liberal media sources in protecting Obama are trying to say there is no scandal here, but it sure is and big time as the article explains.

Everyone knew it was a terror attack from day one.The State Dept. watched it real time in the white house Situation Room and it was a seven hour attack. Messages were sent out for help before the attack and during but no help came save for the two brave Navy Seals that disobeyed the order to stand down and went in and saved 30 people before they were killed along with the ambassador. Gen.Petraeus said he knew it was a terror attack by AlQueda and members in the media knew also as did much of the public. Everyone knew except Obama who for two weeks wanted us to believe it was from this anti-muslim video before he admitted in the debate that he knew it was a terror attack. Can you imagine if this happened under George Bush? They’d have his head on a silver platter. Yes Obama lied and our ambassador and seals died. Incidentally the director of this video was a coptic christian in Egypt who came here to make the film so he could be free from death in his country,only to be thrown in jail for a year by the Obama administration without even a trial.

And No it is not being racist and sexist to disagree with her and question why she said what she did as her fellow supporters are suggesting.

On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice — a key figure in the political cover-up that resulted in the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya — met with GOP senators to discuss her original ill-worded statements. The senators came away with more questions than answers (go figure), and the American people are left wondering why a president of the United States would put politics ahead of the very lives he swore to defend.

As noted in a report on Fox News, following the meeting with Rice, Republican senators left “feeling more confused and ‘disturbed’ than before the meeting.”

“I’m significantly troubled by the answers we got and didn’t get,” said McCain, R-Ariz.

The lawmakers said the meeting covered questions about security at the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi before the Sept. 11 attacks, in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, and about Rice’s comments afterward.

Rice, U.S. envoy to the United Nations, went on network television five days after the attacks to say the strikes were “spontaneous” and seemed to grow out of a protest of an anti-Islamic video.

However, reports later revealed no evidence of a protest outside the Consulate, and U.S. intelligence officials later said the strike appeared to be a pre-planned terrorist attack.

Rice has maintained that she was using talking points provided to her from unclassified intelligence reports based on the best available information.

Of course there was no protest. Of course the murders were not the result of anger of an Internet video. We all know this. But what the media has refused to cover is why was this said? Why did Barack Obama go for weeks saying that the attack was spontaneous when it wasn’t? Why did he send Susan Rice to the political shows to say it wasn’t an act of terror when it was?

Rice, U.S. envoy to the United Nations, went on network television five days after the attacks to say the strikes were “spontaneous” and seemed to grow out of a protest of an anti-Islamic video

However, reports later revealed no evidence of a protest outside the Consulate, and U.S. intelligence officials later said the strike appeared to be a pre-planned terrorist attack.

Rice has maintained that she was using talking points provided to her from unclassified intelligence reports based on the best available information.

So… she got some bad talking points. That’s their defense? In the presidential debate, Barack Obama implied (with the help of the moderator) that he said the Benghazi attack was terrorism from day 1. But for weeks afterward, he avoided the “terror” label, and instead pushed the Internet video story. If he “knew,” then why did he keep promoting a false story? If he “knew,” then did he have a different set of talking points than Rice? If so, why?

As noted on National Review, after the meeting with GOP senators, Susan Rice issued her own statement:

Rice: In the course of the meeting, we explained that the talking points provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key aspect: there was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi. While, we certainly wish that we had had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case, the intelligence assessment has evolved. We stressed that neither I nor anyone else in the Administration intended to mislead the American people at any stage in this process, and the Administration updated Congress and the American people as our assessments evolved.

The report blasts the statement out of the water and includes facts such as a report by CBS News which states, ” Rice was privy to both the talking points and the original assessment. The original assessment referred to the attack as an act of terror linked to al-Qaeda, yet Rice made no mention of terrorism or al-Qaeda when she appeared on five national talk shows.”

The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama and his administration wanted the American people to think that they were all safe from terror. That Libya was now a peaceful country… that Obama had “gotten” bin Laden. A real act of terror, so close to the election, would surely not look good for the Obama team. So they covered it up. They put politics ahead of security, and four Americans died.

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