Rice says Benghazi comments based on preliminary intelligence

UNITED NATIONS Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:55pm EST

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Susan Rice speaks with the media after Security Council consultations at U.N. headquarters in New York June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Susan Rice speaks with the media after Security Council consultations at U.N. headquarters in New York June 7, 2012.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, defended on Wednesday her remarks after a September attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to the North African nation.

"When discussing the attacks against our facilities in Benghazi I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community," Rice told reporters at the United Nations.

"I made clear that the information provided to me was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers," said Rice, who is seen as a possible nominee to replace U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Paul Simao)

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Comments (3)
kevin2ia wrote:
Liars, damn liars and liberals – these truths are eternal.

Nov 21, 2012 7:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:
News flash-NO idiot goes on international tv in front of the whole world, addressing the UN, spouting gusses based on priliminary intellegence. Any one that would is most definatly NOT qualified to be the Secrtary Of State for the United States Of America. Any one that would nominate her is NOT qualified to be the President Of The United States. But we already knew that. This whole screwed up mess along with negotiating peace with known terrorist groups that have treatened the US with jihad (Taliban and Hamas) should convince any one with half a brain the questionable agenda of obama.

Nov 21, 2012 8:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bflat879 wrote:
I can’t believe we have to put up with 4 more years of this administration. Susan Rice could have said this a month ago, when the questions were first coming up. I think most of us, especially the ones who have followed this, know what she said is bunk. Everything this administration does, it does in such a manner where there is so much antagonism out there. They’re constantly trying to divide the country and it continues. I used to think it was a campaign strategy, but he’s apparently not satisfied with the split he got there and he wants more. If I hear people are picking on Susan Rice because she’s black one more time, my head is going to explode. Cooperate with Congress and get the story straight, or keep lying, either way it’s all about the story and no ones skin color.

Nov 21, 2012 10:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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