Sandi wrote: Yes, but you are conveniently ignoring the timeline. The WH knew within 24hrs that it was an attack, and not a protest. One has to wonder where the YouTube protest contention came from, and it was never mentioned by the State dept or the security in Libya.
Ignore the "timelines" you have seen, they all come from FOX and other propogandists. Those timelines selectively edit quotes, and they omit any information that contradicts the cover-up narrative.
For instance, have you ever seen on any of those timelines the fact that the Arabic press was reporting the day after the Libyan incident that the attack began as a protest of the video, just like in Egypt, and as reported by the White House?
You state as fact that the WH knew within 24 hours that it was an attack, not a protest. This is just not true. Some lower-level intelligence sources have told FOX that they "knew" it was a terrorist attack, but the intelligence bureaucrats up the chain had a more mixed report, and they were the ones communicating with the WH. FOX headline on their website, "THEY KNEW"
IF you look at the transcript of Ambassador Rice's remarks, you see a far more ambiguous statement than is characterized by those timelines. Rice made clear that a planned terrorist attack was a possibility, but the best information was that extremist groups organized the attacks quickly after protests had started. Now, they had it wrong, but this is hardly "blaming the video", as the right wing is mischaracterizing.
The truth is going to come out. I'm sure the State Department screwed some things up, but the drumbeat of scandal from the right is garbage that has polluted the discussion. After the election, if anybody still cares, a sane, unpoliticized analysis will shine a light on any ineptitude.