Washington Post: "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... '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."Note: On another subject, see my new piece at The Nation on Hollywood's wildest night ever--over politics and principles.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times reports the assault "appears to have been an opportunistic attack rather than a long-planned operation, and intelligence agencies have found no evidence that it was ordered by Al Qaeda."
Saturday, October 20, 2012
What? GOPers Wrong on Libya?
Taegan Goddard has a fine summary and links so I will just go with it here. As he tweets, Seems like a pretty big deal two days before foreign policy debate. Plus here's a CNN piece on same. And more: Rep. Issa screwed up big time, releasing names of classified contacts in his doc dump.