Rice cover-ups go much deeper

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Par­don those who did not take Su­san Rice at her word when she re­cently went be­fore MSNBC TV cam­eras and “cat­e­gor­i­cally de­nied com­mit­ting any wrong­do­ing by seek­ing the redacted names of Trump campaign aides” in her lat­est po­lit­i­cal dust-up (“Un­mask­ing’ of Trump aides re­veals Su­san Rice at cen­ter of mul­ti­far­i­ous con­tro­ver­sies,” Web, April 12). Lost in ear­lier Belt­way spar­ring over Rice’s role in the Obama administration’s re­sponse to the Benghazi at­tacks were the hard facts of the time­line for those events.

The at­tacks on the Benghazi con­sulate oc­curred on the evening of Sept. 11, 2012 (the an­niver­sary of the Sept. 11, 2001, at­tacks). Rice did not go on the five Sun­day talk shows un­til the fol­low­ing week­end, at least four days af­ter the atroc­i­ties.

By then the in­tel­li­gence com­mu­nity, mil­i­tary and State De­part­ment had all had plenty of time to up­date and con­firm that the the killings were in fact car­ried out by or­ga­nized, hard­ened ter­ror­ists, and were in no way the do­ing of a “spon­ta­neous”

mob an­gry about an anti-Is­lam video on the in­ter­net. There is good rea­son to think Rice will­fully de­ceived the Amer­i­can pub­lic over the Benghazi at­tack be­cause let­ting the facts out would have dam­aged the Obama’s 2012-re­elec­tion nar­ra­tive that al-Qaeda was “on the run.”

Fur­ther, Army Sgt. Bowe Ber­dahl did not serve with “honor and dis­tinc­tion,” as Rice also pub­licly de­clared at the time of Obama’s trade of Bergdahl trade for the five Tal­iban prisoners. So let the Se­nate and House In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tees’ in­ves­ti­ga­tions go for­ward. Amer­i­cans de­serve to learn the in­for­ma­tion that has been un­earthed. COL. CHRIS J. KRISINGER U.S. Air Force (re­tired) Burke, Vir­ginia

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