quote:I am pretty independent on this board and fight the flow on a lot of things, but I am not ready to clear Clinton on anything just yet. Obama and Rice appear to be in the clear, but I am willing to bet that Hillary was a bit more in control of this. At the very least she should have had some communications back to Stephens if he was knowing involved with the CIA or some communications to the CIA telling them to get their act together. It doesn't appear that she shared any of these concerns with the White House... which seems plausible of someone who probably thinks they should have been president.
Apologies owed to Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and President Obama
On that basis, I have serious concerns about all the parts highlighted below, and arming members of Congress to start making assertions to the media that we ourselves are not making because we don't want to prejudice the investigation.
Obama and Rice appear to be in the clear
quote:And they did so with politics at the fore, due to an election at stake. For an administration that touted itself as the most transparent in history, not even you can dance around that hypocrisy, try though you may.
the State Department would play the role of not so much decider as mediator in what would go out to the public
I gave specific reasons and provided links in support of why those people are owed apologies.
quote:They didn't have to omit that it was terrorism to keep al Qaida out of the talking points. After all, didn't Obama call it terrorism in the Rose Garden? Why not on the Sunday shows?
the FBI, more than anyone, was responsible for scrubbing references to Al Qaeda groups because that information was classified
quote:They specifically attributed their edit to the threat of Congress beating them up over it.
the State Department DID NOT scrub out information to make themselves look better.