Within hours of last month's attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, President Barack Obama's administration received about a dozen intelligence reports suggesting militants connected to al Qaeda were involved, three government sources said.
Despite these reports, in public statements and private meetings, top U.S. officials spent nearly two weeks highlighting intelligence suggesting that the attacks were spontaneous protests against an anti-Muslim film, while playing down the involvement of organized militant groups.
That paragraph above "Despite . . ." is also Reuters but I can't get it to bold, sorry.
Do you get it? We were lied to. We were repeatedly lied to. We were thrown sop and we accepted it. A stupid YouTube video was used by the White House to cover up a terrorist action in which 4 Americans died.
Do you get how offensive that is?
The secrecy of this administration is no longer shocking, it's the natural reaction from this White House.
CNN's Michael Pearson has a timeline of the ever-changing remarks from the White House.
There needs to be a Congressional investigation. If the election weren't next month, I'd also advocate an independent investigation. But, as it is, we'll be lucky to get Congress involved before November.
After the election?
I don't think this issue ends with the election. Regardless of who the winner is, I want a full investigation into how the White House lied and misled the American people.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Tuesday: