Head of Agency That Edited Rice Comments has History of Errors

According to former CIA Director David Petraeus, the CIA's original talking points for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice included explicit references to terrorism and links to al Qaida, but during a standard review process, "someone" edited out those references, leaving Rice with talking points that blamed the Benghazi, Libya, murders of four Americans on a YouTube video.

Speculation had centered on White House officials, but as with every scandal this Administration causes, the buck ricochets off the Oval Office and stops somewhere else, anywhere else.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has "taken responsibility" for the lack of security that led to the deaths, sparing her boss's re-election chances. After the election, Petraeus "suddenly" was found to have had an affair that the White House and FBI had known about for months, and his girlfriend, who also knew what really happened in Benghazi, was found to have classified documents on her home computer -- documents which she had security clearance to view.

And let's not forget the commander of AFRICOM who suddenly retired, and the Navy admiral who was fired unexpectedly.

The heads are rolling over the incident in Benghazi, which the Administration -- CNN's Candy Crowley's protests aside -- painted for weeks as a spontaneous event spurred by a YouTube video, but which every Administration official from the CIA and military up to the Oval Office knew from Day One was a planned attack by Ansar al Sharia, which is linked to al Qaida.

Now meet James Clapper, whose name is appearing out of the swirling dust. He is the current director of national intelligence, an Obama appointee and career bureaucrat.

I say "current" because if the pattern holds, we may expect to see his resignation or retirement any day now.

It is his office that is being blamed for editing the talking points that led to Rice's ridiculous comments about Benghazi.

Clapper has a history of making bad calls and taking falls when it comes to intelligence on the Middle East.

For example, back in 2003, when he was in the Bush Administration working as the head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Clapper said that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction had undoubtedly been shipped to Syria before the U.S. invasion, which his own boss called a "personal assessment" that was unsupported. Clapper may have actually been right in that case, but he was certainly on the wrong side of the anti-Bush, no-WMD narrative.

Going up to the Obama years, he indicated during a December 20, 2010, interview with Diane Sawyer that he had no idea Britain had arrested 12 terrorists earlier that very day, a story which had been in the media.

During the Egypt uprisings in February 2011, Clapper told Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood was "a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," a description which thousands of Egyptian Christians and Israelis who have been targeted by rockets fired from Egypt might take exception to.

The Muslim Brotherhood's stated goals include world domination by Islam and the renewal of the Muslim Caliphate, which is getting closer. It differs from al Qaida in tactics, not goals. Clapper, like the rest of this Administration, no doubt played down the Muslim Brotherhood's nature because the White House was in fact supporting the Brotherhood's takeover of Egypt.

In March 2011, Clapper told the Armed Services Committee that Moammar Gadhaffi would "prevail" over the rebels -- which we were funding and arming. During the same hearing, Clapper was criticized for not identifying Iran and North Korea as nuclear threats to the U.S.

And now it is Clapper's "office" that is being singled out for editing the remarks about terrorism from Rice's script.

CBS News quoted an unnamed official as saying the reaction to Rice's statements caught the Administration by surprise. "The points were not, as has been insinuated by some, edited to minimize the role of extremists, diminish terrorist affiliations, or play down that this was an attack," the official said. There were "legitimate intelligence and legal issues to consider, as is almost always the case when explaining classified assessments publicly."

According to CBS, the original CIA talking points were distributed to officials with classified clearance, including Rice, which means she knew the video was not to blame, she was ordered to lie, and she did so handily and was caught doing it. That also further proves that President Obama also knew the video was not to blame and yet went to the U.N. and lied about it, at least six times in his speech.

All this lying and covering up is to hide from the public, with the help of the lapdog media, that Obama's policies of arming extremist elements to overthrow existing Muslim governments and replace them with his own puppets have backfired. Not only did Obama's policies lead directly to the attack in Benghazi, but they have brought us into conflict with Russia, which must not be mentioned by the U.S. media, and they have emboldened Iran -- which can smell weakness like a shark smells blood -- to goad Hamas into its current attacks on Israel.

In short, Obama has lit the fuse on just about every powder keg in the Mideast and Africa, and the American people are not being told -- and they will not be told without congressional intervention.

So start the office pool now on how long Clapper will last. I smell another resignation in the works.


  • DontTreadOnMe11

    Another aide falls on his sword for the Prince of Darkness. What is it about obama that these people keep doing it? Is it "for the cause"? I seriously do not understand it.

    • Screeminmeeme

      DTOM11......As I've said many times, I believe the battle for America is a spiritual one and indeed the Prince of Darkness has blinded the minds of those who serve him...and this would include the media.

      IMO, the deception is too vast in scope to be explained by anything else.

      • http://twitter.com/City_of_Suwanee Suwanee Georgia

        The Prince of Darkness? Wow... You are out there.

        • centermass

          Pull your head out of your non-believing ass.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HM63OD3M3DCXW4RFTETVMJBMOM Shell

        Screeminmeeme, Personally I agree with you, because if you observe the "signs" they are very close!

    • Kittyhane

      I think yomama gives them a 'polite shove'

    • http://twitter.com/lucitee4 Luci Tomlin

      It isn't HIM! It's the people who "CREATED" him for THEIR agenda! He has no real power except obedience! Val makes the decisions, directs his speech writers, decides who can and cannot have access to him! They're petrified that he will do something off the wall and all their billions of dollars and years of tutoring will be for naught! His first vote as a new Senator was for GW Bush in '04! Then they realized how inept he was when left to his own devices! He could not be trusted to "govern" himself, so it was arranged for Val to control the "remote"! Her father-in-law and 0'Bamas mentor Frank were fellow Communists in Chicago. "The Party" not only controlled the Unions,
      But Frank and Vernon was recuiters for them!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Wilkes/1849902565 Paul Wilkes

      Obama is a puppet and Soros pulls the strings. The Chicago mob is employed to enforce what Soros wants. Soros wants the economy of the USA to colapse and Obama is making sure it happens.

  • Screeminmeeme

    This administration is a cabal of liars seeking the demise of a free America. The disconnected, prevaricating Clapper is just another of Obama's stooges who is willing to do anything to serve his master.

  • Bryson Cookie

    OBAMA CAN’T EVEN SAY ‘RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST’. Lawmaker: President keeps 'blaming America for having freedom of speech' Lawmakers have just scratched the surface in their investigation of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, but Congress has made progress on getting to the bottom of the biggest mysteries: Why the State …READ MORE: http://bwcentral.org/2012/11/obama-cant-even-say-radical-islamic-terrorist/

  • Unhappy Republican

    This came from Obama - he sent his hand picked clueless UN Ambassador out to spread the fiction, and to add insult to injury proceeded to reiterate the fiction personally in front of the UN GA. Impeachment should be on the agenda.

    • SouthernLadyNC

      She wasn't clueless. The article said the original CIA talking points were distributed to officials with classified clearance, including Rice...

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hilda-Davis/1417985912 Hilda Davis

        lies, lies and more lies

  • catnip24

    oh what a tangled web we weave when first we start of to deceive.

  • Dean

    "Blame anybody or everybody but don't blame me", so says Obama the LIER in CHIEF.

    • http://twitter.com/City_of_Suwanee Suwanee Georgia

      It's spelled "liar" not "lier"... not suprised considering your lack of knowledge on how the real world works.

    • taliesin319

      The Obama Mantra sung by every one of the Messiah Most Mendacious's minions, " Oh please give him a pass and save his sacred azz cause he's B.Hussein Obama "

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Barb Patton

    We will never know the truth - not in this lifetime... too many lies and tooooo many liars.. starting at the oval office. enough said.

    • Laster

      Oh come on we found out about Ws lies about the infamous weapons of mass destruction. Can't keep those lies straight for long. W was a master.

      • SouthernLadyNC

        Did you not see in the article where Clapper got in trouble with the Dems agenda cause he said that Iraq's WMDs had undoubtedly been shipped to Syria before the U.S. invasion?

      • http://twitter.com/City_of_Suwanee Suwanee Georgia

        At least someone on here sees what is really going on. I am sick of people blaming "Obama" for everything... This is ridiculous...

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.havens.35 Lisa Havens

    Obama is a anti- colonialists. His policies are easy to understand when you realize his ideology. He is destroying our country. Congress seems helpless.

    • http://twitter.com/City_of_Suwanee Suwanee Georgia

      We just love how the people who are so sure about Obama being so bad can't seem to spell or use proper grammar... lol How can you expect to be taken seriously?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HM63OD3M3DCXW4RFTETVMJBMOM Shell

        Suwanee, you show how narrow your mind is by attacking other's grammer and spelling, but not the essence of their comments and opinions, however it may differ to yours, if you have one! A college professor once told us, it isn't the grammer or the pronunciation, but how your opinions are perceived, and obviously you understood enough to be critical, but not enough about the what is going on here. Another wasted education.

  • JennieWalsh

    See: forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/big-oil/wwiii-is-coming-soon--heres-why.html

    See: youtube.com/watch?v=bCw-oWp1wf8&feature=player_embedded#!

    in order to see past the MASSIVE, LYING, WAR MONGERING propaganda that is sponsored by the military industrial complex, the globalist Satanic neo-cons, who profit Big Time from wars.

  • daves

    Ms. Rice never lied. She never said it wasn't terrorists and she only said that there is reason to believe that protests of the video gave extremists an opportunity to attack.

    You folks need to get over this. If anyone can prove any wrongdoing by President Obama or anyone else then I will be on your side asking for their imprisonment. Until then chill.

    • Kittyhane

      Oh lord, here's another bama fone hugger. You don't know the truth when it stares you in the face. Go take a number and get to the end of the line of 'fools'

      • daves

        How about proving me wrong as opposed to insulting me? Too tough?

        • Kittyhane

          nope not tough at all. Liberals are easy to spot.Easy to read and fools. In fact you can't argue with liberals, they're brain dead

        • daves

          Waiting.....

        • SouthernLadyNC

          Why won't anyone give us the details of when the President knew and what he was told? Haven't you noticed that, with this pre-war skirmish between Hamas and Israel, they almost gave us the exact minute and second the President talked with Morsi and with Netanyahu last night? Yet they refuse to tell us whether the President knew everything as it happened on 9/11, or was it the morning of 9/12, or was it 9/15 when Susan Rice's remarks for the Sunday news programs was being prepared, or was it 9/25 when he told the United Nations General Assembly six times it was because of that stupid video? Come on, daves!

        • daves

          Why is this important to you? What if the government did mislead us on how the attack started? Do you think the government should always be truthful to citizens on matters of security? It took President Reagan years before he admitted that he supplied arms to Iran.

        • SouthernLadyNC

          Are you for real? 1. THIS is important because FOUR Americans were KILLED that could possibly have been rescued if the people in charge hadn't sat on their hands and done NOTHING! Millions of us American citizens want to know WHY ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WAS DONE. 2. This reeks of total incompetence and everyone involved needs to be removed from decision-making in the U.S. government. We have entirely too many people in the highest levels of government with divided loyalties. The top priority of ANYONE in the Executive Branch of our government should have been the rescue of these United States citizens! Was it or wasn't it? 3. YES!!! 4. Last but not least, we're not talking about what Reagan did 20 or 30 years ago, daves, we're talking about this current president and his minions.

        • daves

          None of the points you are making have anything to do with what the public was told about the attack. We definitely should find out what happened but why care about the story told to us in the weeks following the attack? How could this story have hurt anyone?

        • SouthernLadyNC

          Because high-level Obama administration officials deliberately lied to us repeatedly and the news media was complicit in suppressing this story until after the election. Deceit and dishonesty should not be tolerated in government officials - especially when people's lives are at stake. Knowing that the president and several of his minions lied repeatedly in order to cover up their incompetence (at the very least) bothers me, and I would never vote for someone who did this deliberately to, as we say in the defense industry, CYA. The Fourth Estate has failed this country's interests in a major way this time.   Sharon

        • daves

          You really want the government to be open and honest on all national security issues? I think we need to pardon that wiki leaks guy then.

        • SouthernLadyNC

          That is NOT what I said. There is no place in our government for deceit and corruption of this magnitude. If they screwed up and let political maneuvering get those people killed, the American public has the right to know that and expect prosecution against each and every one of those people involved. The ideology and possible embarrassment of this administration is NOT more important than unnecessary loss of human life. Letting those four men die for no apparent reason, just because their foreign policy plans were thwarted, would be the lowest form of immorality I could imagine. Hopefully, we still have SOME standards of morality and decency in this country. The way this whole situation was handled stinks!

        • http://twitter.com/City_of_Suwanee Suwanee Georgia

          Exactly... Ignorance is a loud voice of accusation with no solid proof to back it up...

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/HM63OD3M3DCXW4RFTETVMJBMOM Shell

          Ignorance is denial in most cases today when a vast amount of solid proof is at our disposal. Do you understand?

        • daves

          If you looked a little deeper you would find that what you believe to be solid proof would not be admissible in any U.S. court of law.

        • Northerm Bill

          Please comment on my previous note "Have done some reading and found that Mussolini's lead theme was "FORWARD" same as Obamas. Check it out."

  • Tomtom

    Goodby Clapper, you lying fraud. You are a disgrace to America !!!

  • Laster

    Hey all these guys are in good company.. Hard to keep track of the W PEOPLe who made up things about Iraq. And all the other countries did not agree with this intelligence. Subsequent investigations showed a huge distortion of facts. And the consequences were a huge war not just a discussion on Sunday morning talk shows. Really Obama did not kill the ambassador because he's a secret whatever. There are enought things to dislike without making up stuff. Only moochers are allowed to do that because they are morons.

    • SouthernLadyNC

      Other countries did not agree? You mean like the Libyan Ambassador who said the next day it was definitely an act of terrorism?

  • Shirlgirl

    Valerie Jarrett, Top Advisor and right hand to MR. Obama(Liar in Chief), instructed Susan Rice to spread the nonsense about a video. Obama knows the meaning of Jhad "revenge",
    as he studied it for years. Obama's White House cohorts, are protecting Obama in not revealing it was Muslim Brotherhood buddies, who joined with Al Queda for attack in Benghazi. News reports merely state it was Al Queda and it's "affiliates". Seems Obama cannot call Islam radicals terrorists, to him, it's a matter of Jhad. Seems very possible, that Obama was elected twice via fraud and corruption. Wake up America.

    • Kittyhane

      shirlgirl...would you please show daves where the man is handing out numbers for fools? He doesn't have a clue

  • dad666

    You will never get the truth from this gubment pack of liars and self serving frauds.
    Fire them all and start over in 2014. Challenge the electoral college to deny Obozzo the win for the election fraud we now know was what gave him the victory. Write to your senators and representatives to insist that they refuse to vote for him or else.
    He is a liar and a fraud and will only continue his war on America.

  • djw663

    Like we all didn't know that!!!!!

  • Brabado

    If Congress had any shame left, they will identify everyone involved with the Bengazhi Massacre, process them, and throw them all in jail!!!!
    If, it had any shame...or even courage! Yet, no one respect them, of the Supreme Court, anymore... What a sad situation for America...
    YET, GOD WILL SEE US THROUGH: HE IS ON OUR SIDE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frank.wacaser Frank Wacaser

    When something threatens the top dog, they stir something else to take the heat......pretty soon everyone will forget it !

  • Fred Oskin

    WHY is everyone allowing Obama to divert attention from himself. I know he, Axelrod, Biden and all the Chicago gang are laughing as everyone does as he planned, chasing their tails while the real guilty party sits on his throne at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

    . He made Rice the issue and everyone is running with it and all the racial and sex bias became the issue when there are many liars involved including and I think led by Obama. After Rice gave all of those interviews Obama was still out saying it was the movie. The funniest example of it was the day that Jay Carney finally admitted it was terrorism and then later that day at a campaign stop there was Obama saying again it was the movie.

    Are you going to tell me someone was feeding him the wrong talking points as well? Give me a break. He knew he was lying the whole time. One of many from him in saying anything to get re-elected. The horrible part of all this is that we lost 4 lives and the "Liar in Chief" is re-elected.

    Congress has to "grow some" and call this man for what he is before he kills many more Americans. Yes we need an independent investigation so we can get rid of a scoundrel worse than we ever thought of Nixon.

  • Ithamar

    And ignorant and corrupt citizenry led by a debauched and incompetent pretender. What do we expect?

    • http://twitter.com/City_of_Suwanee Suwanee Georgia

      Ignorant? Try a grammar check on yourself...

  • jim

    Rice is Black, Obama and it doesnt matter if its true or not. She's democrat, which means she had no pride and she a coward.

    • http://twitter.com/City_of_Suwanee Suwanee Georgia

      Read what you typed out loud. Does that make sense to you?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HM63OD3M3DCXW4RFTETVMJBMOM Shell

        Are you the cyber word nazi? You obviously understand just enough to respond but not near enough to make an intelligent comment.

  • mwl

    This is crap!!!!! Rice knew exactly what she was saying and lied just the way obama wanted the Benghazi rape and muder of Stevens covered up. The Seals were doing their job and above. Protecting American soil. (Regardless what obama has called it, a mission vice am embassy ) obama wanted a cover up Rice gave it to him in exchange for the State job. Because Clinton was bailing out TOO much heat. Both were doing a sh*tting job at whatever they supposedly could possibly get out of any situation. More lies. These peole think Americans are that stupid. When they are found out they YELL RACISM, SEXISM, We know nothing. Just like obama, actions speak volumns and these two have big mouths so they thought that would prevail. I did not. Pursue and convict.
    Mike in Afghanistan

  • CCblogging

    What a cesspool of humanity the Obama regime is.

  • sovereigntyofone

    Is there anyone here reading these comments that doesn't know from the past since 9-11-2001 that terrorists have tried to pull something on September 11th since then? Duhhhh
    And isn't it a given that the government ( with any brains ) puts it's foreign offices on hightened alert and takes measures accordingly? Now all of a sudden we have the Obama administration that ignores requests for help by one of it's ambassadors (Benghazi, Libya) and is ignored repeatedly. Then the president goes to the UN and tells them the attacks were nothing more than a protest over a youtube movie that got out of hand. Then we have Mrs. Rice that goes on national television and " parrots " the same story. Obama must think the American public is a bunch of idiots to believe that someone in the intelligence community changed the lines about " terrorist attack " to a movie about youtube. I don't buy if for a minute. This has Obama's finger prints all over it, because it follows Obama's way of thinking, NOT the intelligence community that deals in facts. (or should).

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.miller.37604 Jerry Miller

    I smell the down fall of America, if we continue to follow this Communist. Obama is nothing more than a agent to bring down the USA.

    • http://twitter.com/City_of_Suwanee Suwanee Georgia

      Why don't you look up the definition of communist and then explain in detail a few ways Obama is one? Back your words up.

      • Northern Bill

        Have done some reading and found that Mussolini's lead theme was "FORWARD" same as Obamas. Check it out.

  • RocktheBenz

    obama is such a coward he had to send this woman out to take the fall for him. Have you ever seen as big a TRAITOR as this guy is? If he let my son die in bengazi that would have been the last thing he did...It is time for his impeachment!!

  • centermass

    I will take my children to see Obama's public execution. It'll be a great learning experience for them.

  • http://twitter.com/lucitee4 Luci Tomlin

    I STILL think this Administration would be far ahead if they got rid of the "bus" and get a Peterbilt that has a wider under-carriage! Even jacked up, that "bus" is running out of room!
    Is the "Crapper" part of the "inner-circle" WH Octopus with it's wide-spreading, vacuum cleaner tentacles? However, he has fulfilled his usefulness and will be discarded! Just as the loyal "sheep" that follows the "Head Sheep" with a bushy tail? He wears a fake "wool" coat made from cheap polyester! From China? He no longer has to "sweet talk" the gullible that he looks down on! They will lose the "support" from him that he got from them! From here through the next twelve years, we will be OWNED by progressive, ultra Left Liberals! 0'Bama will campaign heavily for Hillary to repay Bill for HIS assistance, and the same people who financed HIM will finance HER! She is far too chummy with our enemies, and too condescending to our Allies! Sweet-talking and buying support from radicals, while ignoring our Countries needs in favor of theirs! China and Russia are "bidding" for our natural resources! The factions in our Government and White House will decide which one gets us! Communist rule is the ultimate goal, complete loss of our rights/freedom is our destiny! I voted for Hillary when she was running against 0'Bama, but that was before she went extremely LEFT! She, like the rest of the ultra Liberals are so far LEFT they are horizonal! NOT a positive sign for those of us who are Conservatives Conservative Republican, Democrat, or Independant, WE will be silenced!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HM63OD3M3DCXW4RFTETVMJBMOM Shell

    Clapper will only resign if it takes the heat off Obama, Rice, Clinton, et.,al. You see it doesn't make any difference who has to fall as long as it isn't Obama, who is the primary cause of it all, because of HIS FAILED FOREIGN POLICY and quite frankly, his domestic policy is in the tank, as well. He is just simply in over his head, but then his only experience was in "community" organizing, which is a high school level governance and our federal government is showing his lack of intellect and experience.

  • aryton senna

    Seems like few believe that Insane Hussein is a Narcissist Sociopath and Psychotic communist.

    ret expat MD

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wolfman4u Wolfman Thomas

    Rice another Obama puppet

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.ebersole.50 Edward Ebersole

    All throughout history lies have promoted and truths covered up. Why am I not surprised by all this. I've dealt with people trying to cover up things before, but it always comes out in the wash in the end.

  • ANNE

    TRUTH HAS DIED AND NO ONE CARES. THERE ARE NO REAL HEROS OUT THERE TO SAVE OUR DAY. WE HAVE LEFT GOD AND HIS GUIDANCE BEHIND. SO SAD!

  • Justintime

    How is it the common folk can go to jail for fraud and lies
    when the government workers do it its a mis judgement ?>

  • John Tashjian

    Why am I not surprised? Were I to have done even ONE of the above-mentioned things, my own father would not be the only one demanding to hand me my head...in a PINE BOX.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hilda-Davis/1417985912 Hilda Davis

    Why don't you contact Dave Gabautz, and ask him where the WMD were hidden? He provided the info, exact locations, etc., but no one ever did anything to remove them. There's a lot of crap that goes on within our federal government, and it must stop.