On Tuesday morning, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice and Michael Morell, Gen. David Petraeus’ temporary replacement as CIA director, met with Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire regarding the erroneous comments Susan Rice made up to five days after the September 11 Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack.
In summing up the results of the gathering, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s comments are not good for Ambassador Rice.
Graham told the press:
Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before… The American people got bad information on 16 September, they got bad information from President Obama days after and the question is, should they have been giving the information at all? If you can do nothing but give bad information, isn’t it better to give no information at all?
Additionally, Sen. John McCain said after the meeting:
<I’m> significantly troubled by many of the answer that we got and some that we didn’t get concerning evidence that was overwhelming leading up to the attack on our consulate that we tried to get. It was clear that the information she gave the American people was incorrect, when she said that it was a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful group, it was not and there was compelling evidence at the time that that was certainly not the case.
Yet, Susan Rice’s definitive statement on the Benghazi disaster was:
Neither I nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the American people at any stage in this process, and the administration updated Congress and the American people as our assessments evolved.
The three Republican senators who met with Rice and Morell are severe critics of Rice for allegedly covering up the foreign affair-malfunction with a story about an anti-Muslim movie causing the terrorist attack on September 11 to keep the story under wraps for President Barack Obama prior to the national election on Nov. 6.
Ultimately, an investigation should uncover who fed Susan Rice the misinformation which she took to five network news shows five days after the Benghazi attack. The Obama White House and senior intelligence officials have already admitted they approved Susan Rice’s talking points about the Benghazi terrorist attack being the reaction to a protest about a film rather than a terrorist attack. The effort of the Republican congressmen is to find out where the incorrect information initiated and which individual, specifically, is responsible for lying to the American public.
The Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
It has been reported that Susan Rice is in line for Obama’s next Secretary of State as Hillary Clinton is stepping down, and Michael Morell is in line to be the permanent replacement for David Petraeus as the nation’s CIA director.
Rice, reportedly, will be meeting with more congressmen later in the week regarding the comments she made after the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack.
Two weeks ago, during Obama’s first news conference since being reelected, Obama strongly defended Rice by saying that the critical congressmen – including McCain and Graham – should not go after Rice but should go after him instead.
The primary source of this article is ABC.