Petraeus Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Rice’s Benghazi Lies

The release of the so-called CIA talking points yesterday were meant to preempt Petraeus’ testimony today and pass the blame for UN Ambassador Rice’s lies over to the CIA and Petraeus. With little left to lose, Petraeus refused to accept responsibility for the so-called “talking points” and has said that he believed that Benghazi was an Al-Qaeda attack all along.

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Peter King, R- N.Y. told reporters Friday morning after Petraeus testified that the initial “talking points” from the Obama administration to prepare officials for what they should say publicly in the first days after the attack had been changed to delete references to any al Qaida involvement in the event.

King said he and his colleagues now needed to hear testimony from officials in the State Department, the Defense Department, “and also people at the White House – to see if anyone at the White House changed the talking points.”

So we have a set of talking points that are being used by Obama and his cronies to cover their lies on Benghazi. If Petraeus won’t accept responsibility for them, they will find some fall guy in the CIA who will.

In his closed door meeting on the Hill,  “[Petraeus] will also say he had his own talking points separate from U.N. ambassador Susan Rice. [Hers] came from somewhere other in the administration than his direct talking points,” Barbara Starr of CNN reports, referencing a source close to Petraeus.

The former CIA director will move to further himself from comments that didn’t accurately characterize the terror attack that Rice made 5 days after on national television shows.

“When he looks at what Susan Rice said,” CNN reports, “here is what Petraeus’s take is, according to my source. Petraeus developed some talking points laying it all out. those talking points as always were approved by the intelligence community. But then he sees Susan Rice make her statements and he sees input from other areas of the administration. Petraeus — it is believed — will tell the committee he is not certain where Susan Rice got all of her information.”

All this is DC business as usual. The talking points are a red herring. They’re a blank check for covering a lie that the Obama administration decided to tell. They mean absolutely nothing.

A decision was made to lie to the American people about Benghazi. And that lie was carried on by Obama and everyone below him. Susan Rice did much of the lying, but so did Obama.

  • JacksonPearson

    Petraeus shouldn't be the fall guy for Obama's home spun lies. The Muslim Brotherhood and their ties to al Qaeda are what they are. No small Obama pillow talk will change those facts.

    • Jim_C

      I don't see why Petraeus would be the fall guy for anyone. He has no motivation to cover for Obama, and he is not being positioned as a scapegoat.

      • Mary Sue

        I'd suspected there was either a carrot (or an even bigger stick than the whole adultery thing waiting in the background) to motivate him to cover for him, but apparently he had integrity enough all along to tell the truth, or that letter that made the rounds of the retired generals ripping Petraeus and calling him a fraud may have given him that extra kick in the pants to make him do the right thing.

      • JacksonPearson

        We still don't know the truth, or why the FBI chose the timing to expose him. The up coming congressional hearings will shed more light on him, and for everyone.

  • JacksonPearson

    All are valid points Daniel.
    Obama's Benghazi spin is rapidly coming unraveled. In all appearances, the Obama administration can't come to terms with the word "terrorist" in their lexicon. Why?….Because once a Muslim, always a Muslim. Plus, by hook, or crook, Obama is hell bent on reestablishing a Middle East Caliphate.

  • BLJ

    Good for Petraeus. I hope Barry Soetoro hangs for this. Anyone who doesn't think he is lying through his teeth is a fool.

  • Jim_C

    Ah, Conservative Justice: Guilty, until proven otherwise!

    Evidence for conviction: Gut feeling, previous dislike of president, devastating election loss

    ~All speculation: admissible!~ ~ All conclusions: foregone!~

    Jim C's expert dissenting opinion: Benghazi: The Little Scandal That Wasn't

    Outcome: Conspiracy theories will abound about "media coverup" and "cowardice" of Republican lawmakers to indict Obama, failure to accept looking foolish and unseemly, further loss of conservative brain mass

    TAKE IT TO THE (well-regulated) BANK, PEOPLE!

    • BLJ

      Are you in a coma or something? Any person with a brain can see the coverup here. I guess those 4 deaths just don't mean much to some people.

      • Jim_C

        I know you're oh-so concerned about those deaths, BLJ. I'm sure you were just as outraged over deaths that occurred in similar situations over the last 10 years–because that would show you have principles. I know you are open to the possibility that conflicting intelligence reports and human/institutional error, without the benefit of hindsight, all might go a long way toward explaining what happened, and why. And I know you would give your president the benefit of the doubt that he has our security and best interests at heart in each decision he makes. Because you would never be so cynical to exploit those deaths simply as a means to deliver a blow to a political opponent you despise for perfectly rational reasons.

        Take my prediction to the bank.

        • Mary Sue

          The only thing those situations had in common was they happened at consulates.

          Everything else was dissimilar. At least those places had better security than Benghazi.

        • BLJ

          Who the hell are you to question my concern over the deaths of these 4 men. I would be pissed no matter who the C-in-C is. I also still think every day about our troops in Afghanistan. The good people that serve in the military are the best of the best.

        • gerry

          We know the ruth,the rest of the world knows the truth and is laughing at us.The president said that he gave he gave the order(was it for 4 sandwiches and cokes) to do everything to save these people.So,Mister President show us the order!Don't forget that Obama is a pathological liar.Anyway the show to our great delight,goes on and on!

          Obama lied
          Four Americans died
          Obama died
          Chris Stevens was sodomised.

          • Jim_C

            Thank you for admitting that this "show" "delights" you. That's what this is all about.

    • Barb Davis

      Uh, hello! Anybody home? A terrorist attack occurred on American soil in Benghazi that lasted several hours. Help was requested and NEVER CAME! All the lies and coverups and balogna crapsandwich vomit that is being spewed by the MSM and the WH don’t change those FACTS. FOUR AMERICANS ARE DEAD BECAUSE SOMEBODY DIDN”T DO THEIR JOB!!!!! That somebody is ultimately BHO because he is the president. Period

      Remember Benghazi!

  • Johnconrad

    I knew it was the video all the time.

    People throughout the middle east are glued to UTube.

  • vinnie from indy

    You poor delusional right wingers! Ol' Gramps McCain held a press conference ranting about the lack of information being provided to the Congress about the Benghazi incident AT THE VERY MOMENT he was missing a top level, classified briefing about the Benghazi incident being given to the intelligence committee on which he sits!!!! You folks that consume Rush Limbaugh and FOX News are mentally ill an the rest of America knows it.

    • BLJ

      I think you are late for your ACORN meeting vinnie.

    • Mary Sue

      You're projecting. You're the mentally ill one that forgives an Obama lie so easily yet accuses Republicans of the same.

    • nightspore

      It’s almost eerie the way you guys always project. Freud may have been a charlatan in many respects, but he certainly got some things right.

      Obama, Rice et al. insisted that the video was the cause while their on-the-scene surveillance had shown that it was a well-organized attack. And now you dance right out to tell us that righties are deluded!

    • JCS

      So do you still believe the Benghazi attack was because of the video? King Barack I said it was 6 times at the U.N. If Obama told you to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge your body would be found in the East River.

  • riverboatbill

    If it It was just a" text lie", like Bill Clinton's;that would be one thing. But this was a full scale lethal attack on America- our embassy is considered US soil.Impeach all the treasonous swine.

  • Fred

    Obama's entire being is a lie. Susan Rice has just discovered that she -like all Obama robe clingers- is expendable.