It’s been more than two months since U.N. Amb. Susan Rice kicked off the Obama administration’s Benghazi spin-a-thon, appearing on not one but five network news programs to discuss the “spontaneous protests” which led to the deaths of four Americans on Sept. 11. Ever since, the CIA, State Department and White House have played a game of hot potato with the question of who knew what, and when did they know it?

Over the weekend, the CIA and White House passed the ball back and forth, after hearings Thursday and Friday reinforced the notion it was “crystal clear” that the CIA knew immediately that the assault in Libya was a terrorist attack. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), who attended the hearings, confirmed Sunday that the CIA’s original story named al Qaeda or a related group as being behind the attack.

Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, responded on behalf of the White House on Saturday when he told reporters on board Air Force One that the administration didn’t “heavily edit” the CIA’s talking points, making only one edit: changing the word “consulate” to “mission.” “Other than that,” Reuters reports Rhodes as saying, “we worked off the points that were provided by the intelligence community, so I can’t speak to any other edits that may have been made” — such as removing the al Qaeda reference.

So, where did Rice’s “blame the video” story originate, and why are we still asking that question two months later? Plenty still have questions.

https://twitter.com/kpb08/status/270650873795985408

Sen. Diane Feinstein to the rescue? The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has said that she will investigate.

In the meantime, others have their theories as to who changed the talking points, as well as why Amb. Rice was sent forward.

Of course the buck stops with the president, but it appears that bill will be passed around a few more hands while Obama is overseas. We’ll do our best to keep an eye on it.

  • http://twitter.com/KALKAM71 KALKAM

    Cue “We won the election…give up already….nobody cares” by some wonderful Hamas lovin progressive in 3….2…1…

    • orringtonmom (D)

      you know it.

    • http://facebook.com/schwagerjt Jeff Schwager

      Does it matter to you “HOW” you won the election? Does massive voter fraud have anything to do with Obama’s win? Ask the 108% that voted for him. The right isn’t going to stand down until the truth comes out.

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        kalkam was being sarcastic.

  • http://twitter.com/KALKAM71 KALKAM

    Cue “We won the election…give up already….nobody cares” by some wonderful Hamas lovin progressive in 3….2…1…

  • Cammo Berns

    “Making something out of Nothing” is the cowardice label Obama and Democrats apply to actual events that could eventually damage their party.

    Obama and his Cowardly Administration are easily offended by the GOP demanding answers from them concerning the mysterious death of 4 Americans killed in Benghazi.

    The death of 4 Americans is a non-ssue to Obama, Hillary, Stephanie Cutter, Axelrod and Susan Rice.

    The theoretical “Hunch” that Mitt never paid taxes was a far more important and news worthy topic for the Cowardly Obama admnistration than was the brutal death of Diplomat Chris Stevens.

    The Obama Administration verbalized more self imagined facts and hunches about Mitt’s Taxes than they had provided about Chris Stevens final 7 hours of life that were viewed and recorded in “real time” by Obama’s Admin.

    Susan Rice was sent out on the 16th of Sept. to provide statements on 5 different Sunday Talk Shows about what had occurred on Sept 11th when 4 Americans were brutally murdered.

    Susan made arrangements to speak on 5 Sunday Talk Shows with less than 4 days notice and she made herself crystal clear that the 4 Americans were killed by rioters angry about an anti-islam video on YouTube.

    It’s a shame the Brutal death of a Diplomat and the “Real Time” video that exists of his death is in no way as important as a “hunch” about what Mitt has paid in Taxes the past 10 years.

    • http://www.facebook.com/harvey.steele.5 Harvey Steele

      In 1996 Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff Sudan’s offer to turn Osama bin Laden,
      who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities. Rice reasoned that because Sudan had a poor human-rights
      record, the U.S. should have no dealings with that nation’s government — not even to obtain custody of the
      al Qaeda leader or to receive intelligence information on terrorists from Sudanese authorities.
      Bin Laden subsequently moved his terrorist operations to Afghanistan, from where he would mastermind the
      9/11 attacks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/harvey.steele.5 Harvey Steele

      In 1996 Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff Sudan’s offer to turn Osama bin Laden,
      who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities. Rice reasoned that because Sudan had a poor human-rights
      record, the U.S. should have no dealings with that nation’s government — not even to obtain custody of the
      al Qaeda leader or to receive intelligence information on terrorists from Sudanese authorities.
      Bin Laden subsequently moved his terrorist operations to Afghanistan, from where he would mastermind the
      9/11 attacks.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Or more important than liberal vaginas.

  • Cammo Berns

    “Making something out of Nothing” is the cowardice label Obama and Democrats apply to actual events that could eventually damage their party.

    Obama and his Cowardly Administration are easily offended by the GOP demanding answers from them concerning the mysterious death of 4 Americans killed in Benghazi.

    The death of 4 Americans is a non-ssue to Obama, Hillary, Stephanie Cutter, Axelrod and Susan Rice.

    The theoretical “Hunch” that Mitt never paid taxes was a far more important and news worthy topic for the Cowardly Obama admnistration than was the brutal death of Diplomat Chris Stevens.

    The Obama Administration verbalized more self imagined facts and hunches about Mitt’s Taxes than they had provided about Chris Stevens final 7 hours of life that were viewed and recorded in “real time” by Obama’s Admin.

    Susan Rice was sent out on the 16th of Sept. to provide statements on 5 different Sunday Talk Shows about what had occurred on Sept 11th when 4 Americans were brutally murdered.

    Susan made arrangements to speak on 5 Sunday Talk Shows with less than 4 days notice and she made herself crystal clear that the 4 Americans were killed by rioters angry about an anti-islam video on YouTube.

    It’s a shame the Brutal death of a Diplomat and the “Real Time” video that exists of his death is in no way as important as a “hunch” about what Mitt has paid in Taxes the past 10 years.

  • CWLsun

    Ask Ben Rhodes again, he needs to check his edits.

    Mr. Rhodes said the WH did not “heavily alter” talking points, just changing references to the word “consulate”, because the mission in Benghazi was not a “formally a consulate.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-usa-benghazi-whitehouse-idUSBRE8AG0D120121117

    However, Amb. Rice, called the facility in Benghazi a “consulate” in her opening statement and then again later in the interview during her interview with Jake Tapper on ABC News This Week on 9/16. Amb. Rice also mentioned she had visited Benghazi.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/week-transcript-us-ambassador-united-nations-susan-rice/story?id=17240933

    I hope Amb. Rice is reminded of the statement she made on her trip to Libya in November of 2011. I’m waiting to see if “all necessary measures” were authorized for the Americans under attack in Benghazi on the evening of 9/11/2012 and into the early morning hours of 9/12/2012.

    http://usun.state.gov/briefing/statements/2011/177615.htm

    “…The United States was proud to play a decisive role in crafting the historic resolution to authorize “all necessary measures” to protect the Libyan people, and I was personally proud to cast my vote on behalf of the United States of America…”

  • CWLsun

    Ask Ben Rhodes again, he needs to check his edits.

    Mr. Rhodes said the WH did not “heavily alter” talking points, just changing references to the word “consulate”, because the mission in Benghazi was not a “formally a consulate.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-usa-benghazi-whitehouse-idUSBRE8AG0D120121117

    However, Amb. Rice, called the facility in Benghazi a “consulate” in her opening statement and then again later in the interview during her interview with Jake Tapper on ABC News This Week on 9/16. Amb. Rice also mentioned she had visited Benghazi.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/week-transcript-us-ambassador-united-nations-susan-rice/story?id=17240933

    I hope Amb. Rice is reminded of the statement she made on her trip to Libya in November of 2011. I’m waiting to see if “all necessary measures” were authorized for the Americans under attack in Benghazi on the evening of 9/11/2012 and into the early morning hours of 9/12/2012.

    http://usun.state.gov/briefing/statements/2011/177615.htm

    “…The United States was proud to play a decisive role in crafting the historic resolution to authorize “all necessary measures” to protect the Libyan people, and I was personally proud to cast my vote on behalf of the United States of America…”

  • http://twitter.com/Daisy761 Daisy76

    Let’s keep our eyes on the prize people. Debating on who changed the talking points is small potatoes compared to why the ambassador and 3 others were left to die.

    • nc

      We should be able to do both. This cover up is particularly nasty and we must get to the bottom of it. Of course, the cause of death of the four heroes and what happened before and after that night is most important.

  • http://twitter.com/Daisy761 Daisy76

    Let’s keep our eyes on the prize people. Debating on who changed the talking points is small potatoes compared to why the ambassador and 3 others were left to die.

  • Dondalonda

    by saying “come after me, not her”, obama confused the target for questioning. very clever. the questioners don’t know who to question, so they divide and are weakened and then their questions are weakened by being unsure if they asked the right person.
    and obama makes himself the target, and everyone fawns over him for “protecting a woman”.

    • Garth Haycock

      Everyone on the left fawns over him. Conservatives see it as a man who thinks a woman is incapable of defending herself.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Not only incapable of defending herself, but one that’s also incapable of personal accountability.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Not only incapable of defending herself, but one that’s also incapable of personal accountability.

  • Dondalonda

    by saying “come after me, not her”, obama confused the target for questioning. very clever. the questioners don’t know who to question, so they divide and are weakened and then their questions are weakened by being unsure if they asked the right person.
    and obama makes himself the target, and everyone fawns over him for “protecting a woman”.

  • TocksNedlog

    If that idiot actually nominates her for Secretary of State, there should only be one question asked at her confirmation hearing:
    “WHO told you to peddle the ‘spontaneous demonstration’ story?”
    And if she doesn’t answer, then every successive Senator should ask her the same question.

    • http://www.facebook.com/harvey.steele.5 Harvey Steele

      I think she is a possible choice by barry to be one of the Supremes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/harvey.steele.5 Harvey Steele

      I think she is a possible choice by barry to be one of the Supremes.

  • TocksNedlog

    If that idiot actually nominates her for Secretary of State, there should only be one question asked at her confirmation hearing:
    “WHO told you to peddle the ‘spontaneous demonstration’ story?”
    And if she doesn’t answer, then every successive Senator should ask her the same question.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/555HP3NPFJ2E7MRU4CZUN7GSEU James H

    Rice inexplicably rejected offers from Sudanese government that could have led to Bin Laden’s arrest.
    http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2002/01/osama200201?currentPage=1
    Also, on the inexplicable list – why hasn’t she been held to account for this?

  • Jack Deth

    Susan Rice got her talking points from Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the rope!

    It would have Professor Plum in the Dining Room, but there was an altercation with a knife.

  • Terry

    “…changing the word “consulate” to “mission.” ” Ok, so it wasn’t a consulate. What the hell was the “mission” in Benghazi all about then?

    • Zane Henry

      It was about running guns to the Muslim Brotherhood-backed rebels in Syria. Obama’s motives are plain as day. Guess THIS is the transparency he talked about.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Yes, I suppose Fast and Furious worked so well, they decided to try it on a much more grand scale. Looks like it did… instead of only one Border Agent dead, they got 1 Ambassador and 3 ex-SEALS. Do you think there’s a tally stick somewhere, that BO holds on to?

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Yes, I suppose Fast and Furious worked so well, they decided to try it on a much more grand scale. Looks like it did… instead of only one Border Agent dead, they got 1 Ambassador and 3 ex-SEALS. Do you think there’s a tally stick somewhere, that BO holds on to?

    • nc

      I heard Lieberman on Sunday refer to the “mission” instead of the “consulate.” I still don’t know the difference between an embassy and a consulate, but I’m guessing a mission is one step down from a consulate.

      Beware when libs start changing the language.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        A diplomatic outpost may be called a ‘mission’, just like small church outposts, hence ‘missionaries’. It’s not necessarily referring to a current course of action.

        • nc

          Careful, they are using the word as a noun, not a verb. See how easy it is to confuse the situation? Now why would they want to do that? And why, after more than two months, are they suddenly using a new word?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Further minimization.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        A diplomatic outpost may be called a ‘mission’, just like small church outposts, hence ‘missionaries’. It’s not necessarily referring to a current course of action.

  • soJa

    Other than making the case for Rice being unfit for a promotion, I can’t help but feel like we are barking up the wrong tree here. How about obama himself, even after rice lying on the networks, standing in front of the UN and continuing to blame it on a youtube vid?

    How about the failure to take the necessary steps to enhance security (that the consulate requested) before the attack? They knew terrorists were based in the area.

    How about, after failing the preemptive measures they also failed to render the proper aid to save their lives? They had enough information to act and basically did almost nothing. A couple of our guys chartered a jet and then got held at the airport by Libyan officials for 4 hours while our consulate is burning. Are you effing kidding me? This is the best we could do? Hell no it isn’t the best we could have done. So then why weren’t the necessary actions taken to defend our consulate (United States territory) and our people serving there?

    Rice is a failure and should be fired, but I don’t want to lose sight of the real problems that haven’t been answered yet.

  • Garth Haycock

    Anyone with a brain knows that it was Obama that passed the word to Rice to lie about Benghazi.

  • nc

    Rice wasn’t the only one pushing the false video story. Hillary Clinton, Jay Carney and BHO each said it multiple times, including making that video statement to be shown in Pakistan apologizing for it. But we all knew it was a lie from day one, didn’t we? I remember yelling at my TV every time the charge was made, and I know most of you did too.

    So here we are, months later, and still being lied to. When will this end?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      And don’t forget the UN speech that the video was the center point of.

      • nc

        Of course. Six times. Ugh.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      And don’t forget the UN speech that the video was the center point of.

  • Isahiah62

    oh no they are not finished making up crap to deflect truth from airing- they are hellbent to frame the GOP for picking on RICE- ya know that fake “war on women” that does not exist except in their narrative (LIES) – hidden from the LSM “news”- one of those mean GOP is a women (of 3 who demanded Rice head on a plate-they reported only 2, the men)
    Megyn Kelly on Fox nailed it – how damn paternalistic and pandering of Obama to pretend chivalry- to take the BLAME after shoving RICE under the bus- until after his re-election (not that it would have make a whit of difference to the brain-dead O worshipers) and ZERO will be reported as the HERO of this sordid farce, once again YOU are the bad guys for forcing the truth out of these professional liars.

    So get ready feministas- women will not get put into any positions of power- they b/c cannot handle it w/o a man OR yo will allow this ridiculous gender bias to stand and remain silent?? Yes in 2012 women are too fragile to take blame for lies or errors b/c they are women!! how very old fashioned you progressives are

  • http://twitter.com/YTICBT DUH

    Please tell me, were Obama found to have flavored the Libya murders to help in his election
    just what! …could/would happen? Anything? DUH

    • orringtonmom (D)

      mmmm flavored libyans…

  • Joe Smith

    obama is dirty this coverup is dirty time to impeach and start firing not one of these people involved has any character to be secretary of state

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      I’m praying for impeachment!

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      I’m praying for impeachment!

  • Joe Smith

    obama is dirty this coverup is dirty time to impeach and start firing not one of these people involved has any character to be secretary of state

  • GEORGE_W_TUSH

    It’s good to see that the GOP is once again “focused like a laser” on jobs

    The GOP desperately needs a cause; if it were not Rice it would be someone/thing else. I am not concerned because just LOOK at their failed decision makers and that is not gonna change over night. I feel they will continue to pick causes, things, people to attack that will not resonate with the public. This Rice thing just makes them look foolish, which we know they are. The more they dig the deeper the hole and the more faint their voice to the people becomes…Keep it up boys

    If Susan Rice should be investigated for lying about Benghazi, O-Mitt Romney should be investigated for lying about everything?

  • Cammo Berns

    Hey Dumbchit, 7 Times In 2008 Obama Promised To Create 7 Million New Jobs in Green Energy and Construction. Three years before the GOP won the house in Jan 2011. Obama and the Libs had both houses and the Presidency from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 and didn’t do squat on Jobs Dumbchit.

    Take your sorry azz over to http://www.gop.gov/indepth/jobs for the 39 Bipartisan Jobs Bills passed by the House that are still waiting on action from cowardly Harry Reid and the Senate.
    Since you feel that the cover-up of the murder of 4 American Diplomats isn’t a serious crime, why don’t you volunteer yourself as a Sissy piccolo player and lead our Troops into battle coward.

  • Cammo Berns

    Hey Dumbchit, 7 Times In 2008 Obama Promised To Create 7 Million New Jobs in Green Energy and Construction. Three years before the GOP won the house in Jan 2011. Obama and the Libs had both houses and the Presidency from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 and didn’t do squat on Jobs Dumbchit.

    Take your sorry azz over to http://www.gop.gov/indepth/jobs for the 39 Bipartisan Jobs Bills passed by the House that are still waiting on action from cowardly Harry Reid and the Senate.
    Since you feel that the cover-up of the murder of 4 American Diplomats isn’t a serious crime, why don’t you volunteer yourself as a Sissy piccolo player and lead our Troops into battle coward.