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    Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video [W:212]

    Newly released emails on the Benghazi terror attack suggest a senior White House aide played a central role in preparing former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her controversial Sunday show appearances -- where she wrongly blamed protests over an Internet video.More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications.
    The Rhodes email, with the subject line: "RE: PREP Call with Susan: Saturday at 4:00 pm ET," was sent to a dozen members of the administration's inner circle, including key members of the White House communications team such as Press Secretary Jay Carney.
    In the email, Rhodes specifically draws attention to the anti-Islam Internet video, without distinguishing whether the Benghazi attack was different from protests elsewhere.
    The email lists the following two goals, among others:
    "To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."
    "To reinforce the President and Administration's strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges."
    The email goes on to state that the U.S. government rejected the message of the Internet video. "We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is absolutely no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence," the email stated.
    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the documents read like a PR strategy, not an effort to provide the best available intelligence to the American people.
    "The goal of the White House was to do one thing primarily, which was to make the president look good. Blame it on the video and not [the] president's policies," he said.

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    Just as previously thought, and expressed by ANYONE with eyes, and ears....
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    Re: Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ ex

    One is left to wonder....if there will come a time that the rabid GOP can accept that the horse is dead.

    You guys are embarrassing to the sane wing.

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    Re: Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ ex

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    One is left to wonder....if there will come a time that the rabid GOP can accept that the horse is dead.

    You guys are embarrassing to the sane wing.

    Four dead Americans might be a dead horse to a left winger like you, Obama and Hillary but not to most Americans.
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    Re: Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ ex

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just as previously thought, and expressed by ANYONE with eyes, and ears....
    At least 2 other threads on this.
    The Obama fanboys are so beside themselves they're showing their support through links to Media Matters.
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    Re: Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ ex

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    One is left to wonder....if there will come a time that the rabid GOP can accept that the horse is dead.

    You guys are embarrassing to the sane wing.

    Sorry, you don't get to declare that as long as news about it keeps surfacing....You guys always approach these things the same way....

    Watch at :50 forward....

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    Re: Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ ex

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just as previously thought, and expressed by ANYONE with eyes, and ears....
    You always prep before going on a national talk show regardless of what you are talking about which always involves remembering the core messages you are trying to convey.

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    Re: Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ ex

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    One is left to wonder....if there will come a time that the rabid GOP can accept that the horse is dead.

    You guys are embarrassing to the sane wing.
    A horse died too? Damn, it's even worse than I thought. So you're part of the sane wing? The Rice talking points came directly from the WH even though they had full and complete knowledge that every bit of what she claimed was a damned lie. Maybe you're so accustomed to the continual stream of lies vomited forth from the WH that such a failure resulting in the deaths of four Americans, including our ambassador is no big deal. Maybe it's okay to you that the WH has claimed all along that seemingly no one knew exactly where the false talking points came from. If you read the memo in question, you'll also see that the president vowed to remain steadfast in the pursuit of the attackers. They've since been filmed and interviewed walking the streets of cities in Lybia and having lunch along street side cafes. It's been over a year and a half since the attack occurred. You're the one who's been cheaply bought.

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    Re: Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ ex

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    A horse died too? Damn, it's even worse than I thought. So you're part of the sane wing? The Rice talking points came directly from the WH even though they had full and complete knowledge that every bit of what she claimed was a damned lie. Maybe you're so accustomed to the continual stream of lies vomited forth from the WH that such a failure resulting in the deaths of four Americans, including our ambassador is no big deal. Maybe it's okay to you that the WH has claimed all along that seemingly no one knew exactly where the false talking points came from. If you read the memo in question, you'll also see that the president vowed to remain steadfast in the pursuit of the attackers. They've since been filmed and interviewed walking the streets of cities in Lybia and having lunch along street side cafes. It's been over a year and a half since the attack occurred. You're the one who's been cheaply bought.
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    Re: Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ ex

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    A horse died too? Damn, it's even worse than I thought. So you're part of the sane wing? The Rice talking points came directly from the WH even though they had full and complete knowledge that every bit of what she claimed was a damned lie. Maybe you're so accustomed to the continual stream of lies vomited forth from the WH that such a failure resulting in the deaths of four Americans, including our ambassador is no big deal. Maybe it's okay to you that the WH has claimed all along that seemingly no one knew exactly where the false talking points came from. If you read the memo in question, you'll also see that the president vowed to remain steadfast in the pursuit of the attackers. They've since been filmed and interviewed walking the streets of cities in Lybia and having lunch along street side cafes. It's been over a year and a half since the attack occurred. You're the one who's been cheaply bought.
    How could they have had "full and complete knowledge" less than a week after the attack, before any investigation?

    And I really am not sure what the right wing is trying to prove here. If it's that WH officials coordinated talking points early after an incident and 'spun' those talking points in a way favorable to the administration, then goodness, that's only happened..... after nearly every major event, for all of time in any administration in any country, ever. Politicians playing politics! Whoocoodanode???!!!!

    Sure, it's legitimate to call them out on their bullcrap, but goodness, that's just NOT a YEARS long controversy.

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    Re: Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ ex

    At least two New Benghzi threads, running back-to-back on SPY.
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