DC Trawler

By the way, the White House tried to hide the fact that Benghazi was an al-Qaeda attack

It was a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video. No, wait, it was a terrorist attack. Whatever. Details, details.

Washington Free Beacon:

Senior Republican members of Congress confirmed Sunday that the Obama administration changed CIA guidance to senior officials that had identified the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi as an al Qaeda attack.

“The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early,” said chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.).

The CIA “talking points” on Benghazi initially identified the attackers as al Qaeda or al Qaeda-linked terrorists but senior administration officials removed the reference, Rogers said on NBC’s Meet the Press…

Rogers said the talking points were reviewed by a “deputies committee” of senior officials that is “populated by appointees from the administration. That’s where the narrative changed.”

Rogers was commenting on closed-door testimony Friday by former CIA Director David Petraeus who revealed the talking points were changed, apparently to play down the terrorist connection.

Video courtesy of CNS News:

The White House was told from the start that Benghazi was a terrorist attack. They knew that despite all the gloating and jingoistic chants at the Democratic National Convention, al-Qaeda is not on the run. This truth didn’t really work for the Obama campaign two months before the election, so they created their own version of events. They lied until they got caught, then they lied about the lie, then they lied about the lie about the lie, and so on. They managed to pull it off long enough for Obama to get reelected, and now their codependents in the media are doing everything they can to convince you it’s not a big deal.

How does it feel, being played for a rube? Feel pretty good about it?