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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Well, That Settles It

Rice 's statements were based on the CIA assessmentgiven to the White House at the time, which was confirmed on  Friday, when former CIA director David Petraeus addressed the conspiracy theories during closed-door testimony before Congress. Petraeus testified that while the reporthad initially referred to Benghazi as a terrorist attack, language labeling it as such had been "removed from the public explanation of what caused the attack so as not to tip off the groups that the U.S. intelligence community was on their trail." According to lawmakers who attended the meeting, Petraeus was "adamant" that the changes were not politically motivated, nor were they the result of White House interference. 

This seems imminently reasonable and gibes with the facts.

I guess we'll never hear about Benghazi ever again....

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