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No Question, There’s A Cover-Up

posted at 10:01 pm on November 1, 2012 by

Former Defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, was just on Hugh Hewitt’s show, and was asked about UN Ambassador Rice’s appearnace on five Sunday shows to peddle a false narrative, and whether a cover up is ongoing. Here’s that exchange.

HH: You’ve done a lot of Sunday shows in your life, and when Ambassador Rice did five Sunday shows and said the same thing five times about the video precipitating this event, had she been briefed by the White House, in your experience? Did that have to have happened?

DR: Absolutely. I don’t know the woman, but I really, I almost feel sorry for her, because the way it works is that the White House communications people work with the chief of staff and the national security advisor and the President, and they decide what talk shows they want to put people on, and what the message ought to be. And she was told, without question she was told by the White House, we want you to go on these shows, and here’s what we want you to say. There can be no doubt about that.

HH: Is there a cover up, in your opinion, underway, Mr. Secretary?

DR: Oh, I don’t see how you could, anyone who understands the English language, could come up with any other characterization. It is, without question, a case of people being uncomfortable with the truth, grabbing arguments of convenience that seem to fit the narrative they’d like the American people to believe, and then finding that people don’t like that out there, that there’s someone in the CIA said well, wait a minute, we didn’t tell anyone to stand down. And all of a sudden, that contradicts what the White House is putting out. And then the intelligence agency looks at it and says well, no, it wasn’t spontaneous. We had warnings that al Qaeda affiliates were active in the area. And piece by piece, it comes out. You know the old story in Washington. It’s not what you do, it’s the cover up that counts.

You can read the whole interview here.

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Where has Ms. Rice been since that Sunday?

It’s not so much a cover up as it is an exercise in CYA.

Jvette on November 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM

How crazy is it that in all this time, the Obama administration has come up with a different story that they think the American public might buy?

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Benghazi-Gate has two parts:

1. The events of September 11, 2012.

2. The cover-up that occurred after September 11, 2012.

Dextrous on November 1, 2012 at 10:16 PM

You know, if obama had sent in a quick reaction force, or even just ONE airplane to do a strafing run…or anything, things would be different for him now.
If he had taken some action – even if the four had still died – and then said to the American people, “We did what we could to save our people. Unfortunately, four people died – but 37 others lived,” he could have had his “October Surprise” and come out smelling like a rose.

As it is, he abandoned our people, lied about it, lied some more, and is still lying in the face of bits and pieces of the truth coming out.
D’ohbama may not be impeached and he may not go to jail…but when the whole truth is known – and it will be known – he will be forever disgraced.
And, he’d do well to consider that the memory of the Special Operations Community – and their reach – is quite long.

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Also I Will NEVER forgive the willing accomplices in the MSM! I hope they fail just as their messiah has, Was that hail Obams or go to h–l?

neyney on November 1, 2012 at 11:42 PM

So the very first terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11/2001 and our own president was complicit.

The Notorious G.O.P on November 2, 2012 at 12:15 AM

So the very first terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11/2001 and our own president was complicit.

The Notorious G.O.P on November 2, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Remember: Liberals always project on to conservatives that which they would do themselves. Thus, 9/11 Truthers, thus Benghazi.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Years ago, Donald Rumsfeld told a story about when Bush’s team was getting briefed by Clinton’s Secretary of Defense team. It was supposed to be a simple exchange of information, but it became so heated he actually thought the roomfull of super-nerds was ready to come to blows. Both sides accused the other of untentionally screwing around.

A few hours later, after he’d calmed down, he looked back and realized that Clinton’s team were genuinely trying their best to be helpful, but they were approaching every issue from a different direction. What Bush’s team wanted to know: “How will this affect American security?” But everything Clinton’s team said was in terms of: “How will this make us (i.e., the administration) LOOK?”

In general, conservatives tend to look at the world objectively, while liberals see everything subjectively. This difference in outlook explains EVERYTHING about the modern liberal movement.

logis on November 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I wonder the same about Ms. Rice. Where has she been since that Sunday?

I also wonder, has there been a funeral service for Ambassador Stevens? Or is his body being held somewhere for “investigation purposes”? He WAS a US Ambassador. You’d think we’d know something about whether his family claimed his body and had a service. Did the president attend his funeral? How about Michelle, did she go with him? When was it??? Any of the other Ambassadors attend his service? Just curious…

roxi618 on November 2, 2012 at 2:57 AM

The religion of peace at work.

acyl72 on November 2, 2012 at 8:07 AM

In general, conservatives tend to look at the world objectively, while liberals see everything subjectively. This difference in outlook explains EVERYTHING about the modern liberal movement.

logis on November 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

This is why I’ve long said that the philosophical underpinnings of modern liberalism and the so-called progressive movement are deeply rooted in postmodernism.

Wish I had the time to do it myself, but I would love to see someone write an analysis and critique of the connection between liberalism and postmodernism.

psrch on November 2, 2012 at 8:12 AM