Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda–affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers. Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya.
If this is true, then one of two things happened: either UN Ambassador Susan Rice lied to the American people the Sunday after the attack…
“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice told me this morning on “This Week.”
…or Barack Obama lied to our Ambassador to the United Nations. Take your pick; it’s one or the other.
PS: If Susan Rice is the liar, the Obama White House colluded in that lie by remaining silent.