White House Throws Intelligence Under the Bus


Is General Petraeus or General Clapper going to be the next casualties in the blame game as President Obama attempts to shift blame from himself to just about everyone else?

Ambassador Rice allegedly told WaPo reporters that before she goes on TV, as in her embarrassing performances on the Sunday News Shows on the Sunday following the Tuesday attack, that she is given talking points and daily updates by the intelligence community.

There was no way I can believe that the intelligence community did not know after having real time access the Tuesday before. I don’t believe her.

via WaPo

…The administration’s characterization only days after Rice’s TV appearances that the assault in Libya was a terrorist attack has raised questions about why she attributed the incident to a protest that officials now say did not take place. Republicans have pressed for answers on whether she simply went too far in her assessment or was reading from an administration script that was designed to protect President Obama’s record on national security in an election year.

In an interview Monday with The Washington Post, Rice said she relied on daily updates from intelligence agencies in the days before her television appearances and on a set of talking points prepared for senior members of the administration by intelligence officials. She said there was no attempt to pick and choose among possible explanations for the attack.

“Absolutely not,” Rice said. “It was purely a function of what was provided to us” and had been given to Congress the day before…