This may be the most arrogant move in a Presidency already plagued with an over-abundance of haughtiness . Today President Obama nominated former State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland to be the department’s top diplomat for Europe and Eurasia.
Ms. Nuland has been in the news a lot lately, she was the person in the State Department behind taking out the truth in those Benghazi talking points.
The internal documents released by the White House last week showed Nuland concerns about blaming the Benghazi attack on the al Qaeda-linked terrorists already proven to behind the Attack. Her rationale was she had “serious concerns” about lawmakers “making assertions to the media that we ourselves are not making because we don’t want to prejudice the investigation.” Her contention ignored the fact the FBI had already approved blaming the attack on the terrorists.
“These changes don’t resolve all of my issues or those of my
buildings leadership,” Nuland wrote. In an email dated 9/14/12 at 9:34
p.m. — three days after the attack and two days before Ambassador Rice
appeared on the Sunday shows – Deputy National Security Advisor Ben
Rhodes wrote an email saying the State Department’s concerns needed to
“We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency
equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to
undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking
points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.”
After that meeting, which took place Saturday morning at the
White House, the CIA drafted the final version of the talking points –
deleting all references to al Qaeda and to the security warnings in
Benghazi prior to the attack.
Nuland also made the CIA remove the section of the talking points which referred to about previous Benghazi attacks:
“could be abused by Members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings so why do we want to feed that either?
Until we have a full understanding of why the American people were deceived and why Ms Nuland participated in that deception, Victoria Nuland should not be rewarded with a promotion. Then again, this has been a president who rarely gives a damn what the public think.