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Top Intelligence Office: Blame Us, Not White House, for Libya Flap

Philosopher5 Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 11:25 AM
I guess 'falling on your sword for the Emperor' didn't die out with Rome.

The attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi have provided no small headache for the Obama administration, but top intelligence officials appears to be stepping in to take the fall for the messaging debacle. In the days after the attacks, President Obama and others speaking on the issue blamed a YouTube video for the violence; it has since come to light that that was not the case.

But don't blame the White House, says the Office of the Director of National Intelligence -- it has claimed responsibility for the faulty explanation:

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