it becomes clear that a) the video clearly could have been a factor in the timing of the attack and
b) Obama has never said it was the only reason for the attack in Benghazi.
state a finding/fact as a conclusion as this administration did with the video.
using the pretext of demonstrations against U.S. facilities in Egypt against the film to cover their intent
If Obama was such a good fundraiser why'd he have to borrow $15M from Bank of America? If I were them I'd call the loan......
quote:They should have listened to this guy:
Then why repeatedly state the video caused it as FACT? And simply not repeat, "we don't have all of the evidence"?
Oct. 9: At a background briefing, senior state department officials reveal there were no protests prior to the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi — contrary to what administration officials have been saying for weeks. A senior department official says “everything is calm at 8:30 p.m.” (Libya time) when Stevens was outside the building to bid a visitor goodbye. The ambassador retired to his bedroom for the evening at 9 p.m. The calm was shattered by 9:40 p.m. when “loud noises” and “gunfire and an explosion” are heard. (The background briefing provided on Sept. 12 also said the attack began at about 10 p.m., or about 4 p.m. EDT, but it did not provide information about what happened prior to the attack.)
A senior official says it was “not our conclusion” that the Benghazi attack started as a spontaneous protest to the anti-Muslim video. He also said “there was no actionable intelligence of any planned or imminent attack.”
Question: What in all of these events that you’ve described led officials to believe for the first several days that this was prompted by protests against the video?
Senior state department official two: That is a question that you would have to ask others. That was not our conclusion. I’m not saying that we had a conclusion, but we outlined what happened. The Ambassador walked guests out around 8:30 or so, there was no one on the street at approximately 9:40, then there was the noise and then we saw on the cameras the – a large number of armed men assaulting the compound.