Rice tells Stewart: GOP wasting time probing origin of Benghazi talking points

By Eric W. Dolan
Friday, February 15, 2013 0:28 EDT
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On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart interviewed Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., about the controversy surrounding the Benghazi attack.

Rice noted that Congress had already received ten hearings on the deadly attacks, along with thousands of documents. She told Stewart that Republicans in Congress who still questioned the event had “ample” evidence of what happened.

Stewart, however, insisted the Obama administration’s response to the attacks was convoluted and confusing. The administration had first announced the attack happened amid a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam film, but later admitted no protest occurred. The attack was actually planned and carried out by militants sympathetic to al Qaeda.

“There is always confusion when you have a tragedy of that sort, and Americans are killed” Rice responded. “The bigger tragedy is we’ve spent all of these months trying to figure out the origin of some talking points, which were cleared at the highest level of the intelligence community, and in my opinion not enough time doing the service that we owe to our fallen colleagues.”

Watch video of the full interview, via Comedy Central, below:

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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