November 16, 2012

THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Petraeus: We Knew Right Away It Was Terrorism, But Talking Points Were Changed. “No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points.” Plus: “The suggestion that the intelligence was altered raised questions about who altered it, with King asking if ‘the White House changed the talking points.’”

UPDATE: Roger Simon: Who Is Responsible For Benghazi? “There’s your smoking gun, as the saying goes. Someone, or ones, somewhere redacted that crucial line. Who?”

Plus, someone else suggests: “Consider this possibility … the talking points came from the CIA, and they were altered by the campaign people in Chicago. The coverup has been about hiding the sharing of classified information with campaign officials who don’t have the proper clearance. This sharing of information could also be the source of the earlier leaks such as the virus in Iran’s nuclear program.” Well, stay tuned. Things seem to be unraveling, and today’s modified limited hangout isn’t likely to end the story.