Where did Amb. Susan Rice's talking points come from?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 4:00
- Date Nov 23, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Welcome back US ambassador Susan Rice choosing the week of Thanksgiving to break -- silence on the -- scandal explaining why she blamed.
The video -- set of terrorism for the attack and -- Gaza.
When discussing the attacks against our facilities and -- -- I relied solely and squarely.
On the information provided to me by the intelligence community.
I made clear.
That the information was preliminary let me -- our particular gratitude.
To president -- of Egypt for his commitment to regional security.
As well as to -- and secretary.
We regret that part of it but let's first talk about where exactly the talking points came from.
On that very day joining us is Fox News legal morning Harry Johnson -- day after Thanksgiving and I Juliet good morning.
And man missed the -- yesterday I don't Juliette -- the college you -- estimated.
He was here flattered and righting the wrong.
But how about Susan Rice I want to talk about the -- -- comment Baylor and -- up in America but listen.
Isn't -- her job to take the intelligence.
Talking points and relay them to the news media wasn't that thoroughly and very good day brilliant -- -- -- -- -- -- -- at Stanford.
I heard she was had had a doctorate from Florida served you know I heard today was -- Truman Rhodes scholarship.
-- -- -- And our biggest mistake was.
To take talking points from the White House -- I get -- little house from the Internet.
It's -- trust us well -- James clapper.
Right says -- and I I Director of National Intelligence I took that that kind of -- and al-Qaeda stuff out right.
And -- so.
So for Susan Rice the the secretary of state in waiting as it were to say.
I'll take these talking points given he's a talking -- that you guys have put together that have been sanitized there have been cleaned up there have been altered.
And then I'll go out on national television live shows and I'll read it and -- said she shed some light at the same time you treat me as a credible person.
Who's worthy of becoming secretary of state.
So it was worthy of credibility.
And truth -- in diplomacy.
People tell lies all the time but there has to be some sense of credibility.
How will she be what -- you know world.
What you wish he had done it should have told the truth but to her that was the general no no no not how pushing -- way to find out the latest technology -- -- it.
Well common sense is a guide.
History is a guide past experience is -- guide.
Five attacks in the -- it in the previous few months the Red Cross being -- being on our own embassy being bombed the British ambassador almost -- assassinated.
Named -- being known is a hot bed for terrorism.
In an al-Qaeda in the mideast let's take those four pieces of information and then let's take the piece of information that -- -- this is a as spontaneous.
Unplanned I don't think that's the biggest question I think the question is why -- struggling to put her out there though he knew there was more information -- why people around there's the biggest question.
The biggest question is why didn't we protect.
These folks to begin.
The biggest question is why didn't we respond.
When we knew that we had to -- never overhead.
And that they were under attack in two separate occasions the biggest question is where people being held.
At that CIA.
Mission perhaps interrogation of law.
The biggest question is why the president hasn't answered any of these questions -- yet two months later those are the biggest questions I agree.
-- sideshow General Petraeus -- it -- things that sideshow in terms of the the relationships but I think he's a patriot.
And a hero but he made it clear in his testimony but we understand.
That in fact.
He told them it was.
Terrorism and we still haven't interrogated the guy who we know to have been involved with it a lot of questions remain Peter Johnson do -- thing -- like to know why he put her out there in the first place straight ahead -- --