Benghazi, seems like only yesterday. Jay Carney said that I am very much mistaken, because it happened so long ago and that an American Ambassador and three security heroes were slaughtered in Libya, while the White House remained on Deaf Com 6 - Got an Election, Folks! Distraction.
Samantha Power, Susan Rice and President Lame Duck #44 will be the Fall Person's tossed to history's dentures by Hillary Clinton: When the smoke clears Hillary Clinton the #45 Wannabee will put the jacket on Mrs. Cass Sunstein, (Samantha Powers), The proud black woman named Rice who is not named Condalisa, ( Susan Rice) and the Al Green in Chief President Barack H. Obama. The bus is rolling.
From Stephen Hayes for the Weekly Standard, The Nation with a moral core:
After the internal distribution, CIA officials amended that draft to include more information about the jihadist threat in both Egypt and Libya. “On 10 September we warned of social media reports calling for a demonstration in front of the [Cairo] Embassy and that jihadists were threatening to break into the Embassy,” the agency had added by late afternoon. And: “The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists linked to al Qaeda in Benghazi and Libya.” But elsewhere, CIA officials pulled back. The reference to “Islamic extremists” no longer specified “Islamic extremists with ties to al Qaeda,” and the initial reference to “attacks” in Benghazi was changed to “demonstrations.”I see the penmanship of Samantha Power, the Foreign Policy Czar of the Obama White House, the Irish-born OxFam activist/journalist who remains in the shadows but crafts the daffy Obama Middle East balls-up universal, all over the talking points read by Susan Rice. Reuters reported that Samantha Power is about to be 'disappeared' to a State Department post.
The talking points were first distributed to officials in the interagency vetting process at 6:52 p.m. on Friday. Less than an hour later, at 7:39 p.m., an individual identified in the House report only as a “senior State Department official” responded to raise “serious concerns” about the draft. That official, whom The Weekly Standard has confirmed was State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland, worried that members of Congress would use the talking points to criticize the State Department for “not paying attention to Agency warnings.”
In an attempt to address those concerns, CIA officials cut all references to Ansar al Sharia and made minor tweaks. But in a follow-up email at 9:24 p.m., Nuland wrote that the problem remained and that her superiors—she did not say which ones—were unhappy. The changes, she wrote, did not “resolve all my issues or those of my building leadership,” and State Department leadership was contacting National Security Council officials directly. Moments later, according to the House report, “White House officials responded by stating that the State Department’s concerns would have to be taken into account.” One official—Ben Rhodes, The Weekly Standard is told, a top adviser to President Obama on national security and foreign policy—further advised the group that the issues would be resolved in a meeting of top administration officials the following morning at the White House.
There is little information about what happened at that meeting of the Deputies Committee. But according to two officials with knowledge of the process, Mike Morrell, deputy director of the CIA, made broad changes to the draft afterwards. Morrell cut all or parts of four paragraphs of the six-paragraph talking points—148 of its 248 words (see Version 2 above). Gone were the reference to “Islamic extremists,” the reminders of agency warnings about al Qaeda in Libya, the reference to “jihadists” in Cairo, the mention of possible surveillance of the facility in Benghazi, and the report of five previous attacks on foreign interests.
Samantha Power is like cashiered Green Czar Van Jones, one of the power persons who appear out of left-field and manage to craft bad policy while avoiding the blame. Unlike Jones, Power keeps her ego in her purse. When it got the better of her ambitions, got her knocked off Obama 2008 Campaign for nasty comments on the future Secretary of State. Van Jones took his ego to TV.
Hillary will bounce Power quicker than Bill Clinton's next exploitable chick comes along.
When the dust settles on the Benghazi Disaster Sept. 11, 2012, so long, long, long ago in the words of White House Press Flak Jay Carney, Hillary Clinton will be required to get from under her fish-monger roar of 'What difference does it make?"
Samantha Power is ready for tenure at Columbia.
The President already purged the military in this matter, Rice resigned quicker than the time it takes to have a new talking point, but Hillary Clinton thinks she will walk into the White House in 2016.
What a difference a long time makes.