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-- mounting questions for the White House as the country now learns the administration's official story on the terror attack that killed those four Americans and Ben Ghazi.
Paterno was heavily revised twelve different changes -- do the talking points delivered by United Nations ambassador Susan Rice.
-- -- explained almost five Sunday public affairs programs that the attack was a spontaneous demonstration.
Prompted by that YouTube video.
This is new emails reveal the White House was involved -- at least some of those revisions.
Pleading to charges that the White House tried to mislead the country denies doing that intentionally.
And denies any political motivation.
For someone's been at the highest levels of such policy debates in previous White House is we now turn to him.
Ambassador John Bolton Fox News contributor former US ambassador to the UN of course and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute ambassador -- -- Eric -- to do it when you heard that there were twelve revisions that they -- the department's going back and forth over this like a tennis ball.
Is this normal or is there something unusual at all about this.
Well I don't think it's surprising I think particularly when you have high stakes issues involved as -- That the level of scrutiny that speeches congressional testimony talking points a variety of other things get.
It is it is testimony to how important it is and and that's why I think the extent of these revisions.
And the revelation that we've seen this week is so important because up until now.
The white house press spokesman has said uniformly -- -- you know style change here -- there.
That story is completely false.
It could've been ascertained to be false I think it.
Really -- limits if not destroys the press spokesman's credibility I think that's a significant development.
What do you think the motivation wise do you believe that the administration lied.
Covered up intentionally misled the American people -- -- Carney said as you say it was stylistic.
Changes it was not meant to mislead anybody but just -- and accurately reflect the consensus of the intelligence community.
Well I don't think this was an aberration it was either -- cover up or was ideological blindness either of those explanations consistent with the fact that the Obama administration will not admit.
That the threat of international terrorism remains remains real they they didn't want to admit it was a terrorist attack in Libya.
Just two months before the election in six days after Obama himself said accepting the democratic party's nomination for president.
That Al qaeda's on the road to defeat.
That's why this is this is so important not just because of the tragedy -- Ben -- although that alone would make an important.
But because the entire administration worldview about international terrorism.
Is now shown to be wrong or do you think it's it's a fair assessment to say that when the they've got the drones and -- targeting and killing and they are trying to go after -- -- Well they've defined al-Qaeda to be a very narrow group of people living in Waziristan along the Afghan Pakistan border.
That's the whole thrust of their argument that al-Qaeda is on the road to defeat but the problem is obviously much law larger.
And it reflects itself in a lot of ways after the Boston Marathon bombing the president's top political advisor David Axelrod said.
Well you know the president thought that -- we didn't know for sure it was after all April 15 it was tax day.
Implying that that may be some of these people the IRS was investigating over the past few years.
We're responsible it's that inclination to blame anything other.
Then the threat of international terrorism that that should -- is because if you cannot identify.
A threat to American security you surely are not able to deal with -- Well let's take a look at one -- that was taken out by at Victoria -- and apparently the State Department that dealt with terrorism.
This was taken out of of their report quote.
At the agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists linked to -- cod and then guys in eastern Libya.
These noted that since April there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interest and bad guys and by unidentified assailants.
Including the June attack against the British ambassador's convoy.
That reportedly -- from the CIA and that was expunged what does that tell you.
Well I think it shows that three that the intelligence community was well aware what's going on and that the State Department really with a more political motive in mind.
Was trying to keep it out you know we know from others.
Emails that that that department senior leadership.
Was involved in in looking at these talking points.
And and -- this quote you've read is is significant and and another piece of evidence that the administration's latest spent.
You know this is just bureaucratic turf fighting is wrong.
Normally it's the CIA that's trying to keep information from being made public but to protect sources and methods of intelligence gathering.
What happened here clearly is that the CIA I think well understood what was out as did the state department's own employees on the ground -- Ben Ghazi.
And it was higher levels of authority back here in Washington that we're trying to put a different cast on the facts and funny -- -- should there be a select -- do you -- to investigate this.
I think absolutely look we've we've learned a lot just in the past few days but it's clear there's a lot more to go here -- let's do this on a bipartisan basis there's no point in taking.
Political advantage of this just let the facts come -- this is a bad American national security which should be something of five part.
And concern and we should also point out and salute the diplomats like Gregory hits and others that don't get a lot of credit their uniforms or jacket and ties and the women addresses from Ralph Lauren I guess they don't have their -- -- -- the training and -- -- out there putting their lives on the line for all absolutely ambassador absolutely great to see you thank you so much.
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