Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s (R-CA) had strong words for the Obama administration during his opening statement of the 11/15/12 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack. He addressed Amb. Susan Rice and the Obama administration’s willful deception of the American people on the true nature of the Sept 11, 2012 attack.
“This administration, including the President himself, have intentionally misinformed, (read that LIED) to the American people in the aftermath of this tragedy. Now, President Obama has the gall to name as possible Sec of State the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the American people during this crisis,” he said.
Meanwhile, via The Other McCain:
CBS News has obtained the CIA talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on Sept. 15 regarding the fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, four days earlier. CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan says the talking points, which were also given to members of the House intelligence committee, make no reference to terrorism being a likely factor in the assault, which left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.
Rice . . . has been attacked by Republican lawmakers for saying . . . on Sept. 16 that all indications were the attack “began spontaneously” – suggesting it likely sprang from a protest against an anti-Muslim video found on the Internet. Protests of that nature had been seen in other Muslim nations in the days and weeks before the Benghazi attack.
“Available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault… There are indications that extremists participated,” read the CIA’s talking points.
And if you believe anything the Regime is saying about this, I’ve got a bridge to sell you – any bridge, anywhere.. Name your price. I’ve got a bridge just for you.
I can name one Republican who doesn’t buy it: Sen. John McCain launched a fierce counterattack on Obama after he called McCain’s criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice “outrageous” and said critics of Rice should “go after me.”
McCain then reminded Obama that although he is the president, he is not the king:
He really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. I’m a United States Senator. We have our responsibilities, we have our duties, and we are not picking on anyone here.
And McCain connected the dots by noting that whatever Rice said, her marching orders came from upstairs:
Those talking points did not come from the CIA, they came from the White House. Who at the White House gave her those talking points?
Obama might do well not to cross a man who’s survived more serious issues than a verbal attack.