For months the White House has been pinning the “it was the video” talking points on regarding the Benghazi attack on Susan Rice and/or the intelligence community, but not surprisingly the trail is leading to the top.

Yesterday, Jay Carney said that on the night of the attack, President Obama spoke with Hillary Clinton at about 10 p.m.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. the Hillary Clinton/the State Department released this statement:

I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.

This evening, I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation.

Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.

In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.

And by “some” Hillary’s probably referring first and foremost to Obama.

By the way, Susan Rice recently said that focusing on who originally suggested the “blame the video” talking points is a bigger tragedy than the attack that killed four Americans.

These people aren’t qualified to be in charge of a convenience store and yet they’re running the country.

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32 Responses to “Origination of Benghazi Talking Points Gets a Little Clearer”

  1. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 3:45 pm

    The most mainest take-away I get from all this, in spite of Shrillary accepting responsibility, lighted by the glaring ineptitude and corruption of this administration, is: NO ONE is accepting responsibility for anything and trying however futilely to pass blame somewhere – ANYwhere else and cover up / hide from the truth !

  2. Truesoldier__ on February 21st, 2013 3:49 pm

    Well this is very interesting. Remember, Panetta testified to Congress that he did not have any contact with Obama (after their regularly scheduled 5pm meeting) and never had contact with Hillary on the night of the attack.

    Well I guess now we know why, Obama and Hillary were to busy witha CYA to be bothered with things like sending in help.

  3. Joyanna Adams on February 21st, 2013 3:55 pm

    And here I thought it was just a propicious political moment for Obama and Hillary to promote the UN's wonderful progressive idea that speaking against Islam should be made a global crime. The question is: Was Susan Rice with Obama the whole night and they decided to take this course, (inbetween whatever esle they were doing?)

  4. Truesoldier__ on February 21st, 2013 4:02 pm

    And the MSM is yelling squirrel till they are hoarse. As has been said many, many times (though I haven't heard it form any of the gutless GOP) Nixon resigned over the Watergate coverup where no one died; yet Obama remains in office with blood on his hands.

  5. jeffythequick on February 21st, 2013 4:05 pm

    I'll look for this story in my local paper/news channel.

    Where is page A844, or channel -2?

  6. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 4:13 pm

    Was Nixon indeed actually impeached ? I heard he resigned just before the congress was set to vote on it; so did they vote, as a matter of procedure, or drop it since it would have been a waste of time ?

  7. Marshall_Will on February 21st, 2013 4:13 pm

    Joyanna,

    That was my question too. What exactly does HRC mean when she says "partner countries"? Reeks of U.N-speak that we're all just subsidiaries of the *same* multi-national conglomerate?

    It also is self-appointed, and self-flattering. For all their golden knee pads, this admin. hasn't made any more inroads than any other. I'd also challenge the use of "attack on our mission". You mean the embassy? What 'mission' precisely? It's just a noun; person, place or thing. The 'mission' of failing to protect our people, or the MISSION to cover it up?

  8. Truesoldier__ on February 21st, 2013 4:20 pm

    They dropped the vote due to his resignation.

  9. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 4:21 pm

    In my local lib paper, a Gannett publication, stories like this usually appear in the finest print between the "used, low mileage Yugo" and "Pinto parts For Sale".

    Channel "-2" must be an Over the Air ch, avail. only with a coat hanger antennae "bent just so" !

  10. Truesoldier__ on February 21st, 2013 4:24 pm

    I would go farther and say that this administration has reversed inroads we have made in the past. Our allies no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us.

    Just look at what happened in the Mali AQ hostage crisis for an example of "allies" not trusting us. The governement forces in Mali never notified our government (or any of the European govts) prior to making a rescue attempt for fear that we would either leak it or try to stop it.

    NoKo nuke tests and the Iranians openly flaunting that they are excited about Hagel as SecDef are just two examples of the lack of fear our sworn enemies have for us.

  11. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 4:28 pm

    That`s what I thought, since mention is made of Andrew Johnson and Billy Jeff Clinton as the only presidents impeached.

    There was the nagging thought that the vote "could" have gone on, but it was needless since he resigned. Congress DOES do stuff they don`t need to do.

  12. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 4:31 pm

    The gun-running, cash-funding of islamic rebels mission – THAT "mission" ?

  13. jeffythequick on February 21st, 2013 4:36 pm

    … and the news is on at 11:74 pm.

  14. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 4:51 pm

    No doubt delivered by a black, 300lb grey-haired Granny who stands 4'-13"….. on CNN.

  15. jeffythequick on February 21st, 2013 5:47 pm

    Can't be sure… My DVR won't record on the 2nd Tuesday of next week.

  16. Marshall_Will on February 21st, 2013 6:24 pm

    Our allies no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us.

    ……………. I honestly don't know what to SAY to that. Insert picture of clueless Andy Capp here____.

  17. Marshall_Will on February 21st, 2013 6:30 pm

    low mileage Yugo

    True story. While on shore patrol in San Diego in the mid-80's, the nicest young black gal asked if we could give her Yugo a jump start. We always kept cables in the van and said; sure, no problem!

    Thankfully we're also required to carry a fire extinguisher. Ahem, after the flames subsided enough to assess the scorched, smoking hole we uh… gave her a ride to the base shuttle bus…

  18. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 9:10 pm

    Fascinating how, even though his eyes are always covered, you can tell what he`s thinking !

  19. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 9:16 pm

    "…. in a Yugoooooo, and her Mama criiiied ! (Sung by Paul Shanklin in his best Elvis voice – Rush Limbaugh Show) (IMO, Paul does Obama better than Obama does Obama) Ha ha ha haaaaa !

    "How It`s Made on the Science Ch just featured the assembly of an electric sports car …. AlBore`s POS that experienced two fires during very public presentations.

  20. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 9:30 pm

    Also in the mid `80s, `86 to be exact, I needed a p/u for work. On a Sunday the wife and I stopped at every used car lot and had a look. One lot had a Yugo out front next to the curb. On a whim and knowing the salesman, I asked for the keys and took it for a "short" test drive. I went two doors down, circled thru a convenience store lot and back. I even backed it into its space … over the curb. Could NOT get out quick enough !! I think it was still bouncing when I got out. Man, the Russian Trabant was better. The ONE option; AM-FM radio.

  21. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 9:32 pm

    What, did you cheap out and not spring for the Metric-Digital version w/ popcorn popper ?

  22. Granny55 on February 21st, 2013 10:34 pm

    Not to interrupt the conversation but….. grandson #3 is on the way. I will be back after I inform his parents that from the moment he draws his first breath he is already $65,000 in debt. Thought he could arrive under better circumstances but ya know those pols in DC just keep on putting the screws to all of us.

  23. Marshall_Will on February 21st, 2013 11:37 pm

    Well, CONGRATS all the same..!

    With the Nightmare Act (TM) gaining steam at the State level ( just think what his college tuition will be in 18 years? ) We can make it back on the tax credits Moochelle has lined up for breast pumps though…

    Congrats again and pics when can!

  24. Truesoldier__ on February 21st, 2013 11:41 pm

    Congrats!

  25. Marshall_Will on February 21st, 2013 11:42 pm

    Ah… The Trabant keeps surfacing more often than an Algore pipedream! You can't drive a stake thru its heart! For some reason guitar players love to refer to it any time Eastern Bloc cold war era guitars come up.

    The quitessential example of when engineering goes wrong. Remember the Levi's commercial where the college kid on vacay in Romania trades his 501's for Youdon'tgo?

  26. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 11:47 pm

    Yeah, all together now, "WE WANT PIX, WE WANT PIX !" ;-)

    You`re gettin` to be an old hand at this "Granny thing" aren`t`cha ? Sorry, I didn`t really mean "OLD" ! Is this`n in Texas too ? Keep this up, the TSA will issue you a Frequent Flier "No Fondle / Grope" pass !

    BTW, Congrats !

  27. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 11:56 pm

    Speaking of which-ish; did you see the link from a couple days ago I left ya of the Gibson reps visiting a local collector here who has 50 ish pre-war Gibsons? It seems after they sold the co., things "got changed n lost n stuff" ! They came to make measurements and pix.

    Thought you`d find it interesting.

  28. SignPainterGuy on February 21st, 2013 11:57 pm

    It`s been a long time ago; the memory is all covered in cobbin` webs !

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  30. Granny55 on February 22nd, 2013 3:00 pm

    Blaise Ashton, born at 6:45 am this morning, 8 lbs 13 oz, 22 inches long. Good set of lungs, mom is very tired and dad is completely dazed and confused!

    SPG, no this one is a Michigan baby so not too far to travel for spoiling. Won't be able to go over to visit for a couple days as I have a really nasty cold. I am going to spend the weekend preparing some good old fashion comfort food to take over so they don't have to worry about cooking. And having grandkids never gets OLD!!!

  31. SignPainterGuy on February 22nd, 2013 4:31 pm

    Great news ! Spoil away ! :-)

  32. Truesoldier__ on February 22nd, 2013 5:44 pm

    That is great news! Hope you feel better soon Granny.

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