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Petraeus: I Was For Al Qaeda-Linked Terrorist Group Before I Was Against It

Here we go again. Now former CIA director David Petraeus is saying he didn’t say before Congress what he said before Congress and that the dozens of stenographers, administrative assistants and recording devices in the room just (dang it!) got it wrong.

Then someonnnnne changed his original talking points! It’s a long process, you know? First you jot down your notes and then… well, the dog steals them or something.

Fox News:

Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al Qaeda involvement” was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who spoke to reporters after Petraeus testified before the House Intelligence Committee, indicated he and other lawmakers still have plenty of questions about the aftermath of the attack.

“No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points,” he said.

Let’s see. First off, you are the CIA director, right? So you, like, know what you know. Hippest guy in the room on secret stuff. So you prepare your talking points to testify before Congress. Then you send your notes to a whole slew of other guys and voila! Turns out you didn’t know what you know after all.

So then the administration gets this dumb girl to do the Full Ginsberg on all the media programs on Sunday morning, who does it because she’s a dumb girl and doesn’t know anything anyway… But she’s probably smart enough to be Secretary of State

Big Peace:

Republican Congressman Peter King just exited the closed-door hearing with David Petraeus to update the media, and his description of the ex-CIA Chief’s testimony contained more than one bombshell.

For starters, King said Petraeus told them that the CIA talking points meant for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s Sept. 16 round robin of five Sunday network news shows, originally contained the information that there was evidence al-Qaeda elements were involved in the attack. These talking points were then altered through “an inter-agency process.”

Because truth is relative anyway, right? I mean there’s your truth and there’s my truth, and they are different truths, but they are still the truth. Right? So if I don’t want to believe your truth, that’s okay.


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