Contradicting Petraeus. Someone is lying, but there is no way to tell at this point who it is. “White House denies terror delete,” by Pedro Oliveira, Jr. for the New York Post, November 18:
The White House yesterday denied it edited talking points about the terrorist attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya “” contradicting remarks made a day earlier by disgraced ex-CIA chief David Petraeus.
“The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word “˜consulate” to the word “˜diplomatic facility,” since the facility in Benghazi was not formally a consulate,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters aboard Air Force One.
“Other than that, we were guided by the points that were provided by the intelligence community. So I can”t speak to any other edits that may have been made.”
Petraeus on Friday told lawmakers that from the onset of the investigation about the Sept. 11 attack, US intelligence pointed to al Qaeda affiliates.
The former four-star general, who resigned from the CIA Nov. 9 due to an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, said the unclassified talking points were later revised to omit any mention of al Qaeda.
The edits would have been made after the statements had left the CIA for review by the Defense and State departments, ultimately landing at the White House.
But instead of relaying what the CIA initially reported, UN Ambassador Susan Rice repeatedly insisted the attack was a spontaneous protest spurred by an American-made video depicting Prophet Mohammed as a pedophile….