David Ignatius has a great piece at WAPO on the Benghazi attacks and why Willard is painting himself into a corner by politicizing the attacks.
CIA talking points and initial assessment match what the administration has said in public. So much for the right wing's concocted outrage over Benghazi. You can just about count on the President mentioning the CIA assessment at the debate Monday.
Willard is proving to be as inept at foreign policy, as his domestic policy. Seems to me the only thing foreign he knows how to do is ship jobs overseas to China to fatten his bank account.
The Romney campaign may have misfired with its suggestion that statements by President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the Benghazi attack last month weren’t supported by intelligence, according to documents provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official.
“Talking points” prepared by the CIA on Sept. 15, the same day that Rice taped three television appearances, support her description of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate as a reaction to Arab anger about an anti-Muslim video prepared in the United States. According to the CIA account, “The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. Consulate and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.”
The CIA document went on: “This assessment may change as additional information is collected and analyzed and as currently available information continues to be evaluated.” This may sound like self-protective boilerplate, but it reflects the analysts’ genuine problem interpreting fragments of intercepted conversation, video surveillance and source reports.