Monday, October 22, 2012


The sails are coming off the latest wingnut Swiftboating as Reuters, the LA Times and now the WaPo:
U.S.: Evidence doesn’t show planning in Libyan attack
By Greg Miller, Published: October 19
Washington Post

U.S. intelligence officials said Friday that no evidence has surfaced to indicate that the Sept. 11 assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya was planned in advance, a conclusion that suggests the attack was spontaneous even if it involved militants with ties to al-Qaeda.

“There isn’t any intelligence that the attackers pre-planned their assault days or weeks in advance,” a U.S. intelligence official said. “The bulk of available information supports the early assessment that the attackers launched their assault opportunistically after they learned about the violence at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.”

That emerging consensus among analysts at the CIA and other agencies could lend new support to the Obama administration, which has struggled to fend off Republican allegations that it has been reluctant to admit that the attack in Benghazi was an act of terrorism.

1 comment:

Ken Hoop said...

The assault could have been somewhat pre-planned and somewhat impromptu.

Romney should ask about this, except that he doubtlessly approved of it.