CIA Documents Supported Susan Rice’s Description Of Benghazi Attacks

This is the must read newspaper column of the day.

If you are like me two things are taking place concerning the issue of the attack in Benghazi.

First, you are interested in the story and following the details are they emerge, understanding the consequences for the region in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

But second, you are sickened by the partisan spin and hectoring that Republicans are taking at this time by turning the death of an ambassador into a mere campaign plank aimed at trying to elect Mitt Romney.

Today one of the nation’s most intrepid reporters aces a column that deserve everyone’s attention.   That would also mean those partisan hacks on the other side of the aisle who only wish to use the tragedy in Benghazi for their political ends.

I post a small segment here but urge the entire column be read, and if you work for the Romney campaign, heeded.

The Romney campaign may have misfired with its suggestion that statements by President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the Benghazi attack last month weren’t supported by intelligence, according to documents provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official. ‘Talking points’ prepared by the CIA on Sept. 15, the same day that Rice taped three television appearances, support her description of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate as a reaction to Arab anger about an anti-Muslim video prepared in the United States.

According to the CIA account, ‘The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. Consulate and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.’

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