October 19, 2012

THE ADDED BONUS HERE....:

U.S. description of Benghazi attacks, at first cautious, changed after 3 days (Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay,  McClatchy Newspapers)

 In the first 48 hours after the deadly Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya, senior Obama administration officials strongly alluded to a terrorist assault and repeatedly declined to link it to an anti-Muslim video that drew protests elsewhere in the region, transcripts of briefings show.

The administration's initial accounts, however, changed dramatically in the following days, according to a review of briefing transcripts and administration statements, with a new narrative emerging Sept. 16 when U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice asserted in a series of TV appearances that the best information available indicated that the attack had spun off from a protest over the video. [...]

[T]he administration's statements offer an ironic twist on the "fog-of-war" phenomenon: They apparently were more accurate on the day after the attacks than they were when Rice made her TV appearances four days later. Administration officials so far have provided no detailed explanation for the change.


...is the delicious spectacle of the Right backtracking on their own accusations and defending the innocent Arab Street.

Posted by at October 19, 2012 6:51 PM
  

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