Major kudos to Dick Morris for this enlightening revelation:
On September 13, 2012, — one and a half days before Obama aide Ben Rhodes sent an email advising UN Ambassador Susan Rice to blame the Benghazi attacks on a protest over an anti-Muslim Internet video — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the identical language embedded in a statement about the attacks.
The congruence of the two word-for-word statements suggests, at the very least, a close coordination between and White House and Hillary Clinton to deceive the American people about the true nature of the attack in Benghazi. And it may also be evidence that Hillary Clinton engineered that decision immediately following the attacks. Was the cover-up Hillary’s idea? The emails beg the question. Now Congress must investigate and decide what the answer is.
The language is virtually identical. Here it is line by line:
Hillary: “Let me state very clearly that the United States Government had absolutely nothing to do with this video.”
Rhodes: “We’ve made our views on the video crystal clear. The United States Government had nothing to do with it.”
Hillary: “We absolutely reject its content and message.”
Rhodes: “We reject its message and its content.”
Hillary: “The film is disgusting and reprehensible.”
Rhodes: “We find it disgusting and reprehensible.”
Hillary: “The film is no justification, none at all, for responding to this video with violence.”
Rhodes: “But there is no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence.” [...]
The Hillary Clinton and Ben Rhodes quotes in full accompanied by Hillary on video and a screenshot of the Rhodes email :
Hillary Clinton meeting with Moroccan leaders at the State Department Sept. 13, 2012.
“Let me take a moment to address the video circulating on the internet that has led to these protests in an number of countries.
Let me state very clearly and I hope it is obvious that the United States government had nothing to do with this video. We absolutely reject its content and message. America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.”
To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. But as I said yesterday, there is no justification — none at all — for responding to this video with violence. We condemn the violence that has resulted in the strongest terms. And we greatly appreciate that many Muslims in the United States and around the world have spoken out on this issue.”
The Ben Rhodes (Obama advisor – deputy national security adviser for strategic communications) Susan Rice Sunday Talk Shows Benghazi talking points “prep” email dated September 14th, 2012 (see “Top Lines-third”):
“We’ve made our views on the video crystal clear. The United States Government had nothing to do with it. We reject its message and its content. We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence.”
And we are working to make sure that people around the world hear that message.”
H/T Ed Driscoll at Instapundit
Also see: Administration Memo in Sept. 2012: How To Deal With Fox News Benghazi Revelations -The email is being withheld by the State Department
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