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November 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM

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Benghazi controversy clouds Rice nomination

Obama’s contradicting statements

The president should choose his words more carefully. He admitted during his recent news conference that the White House sent U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice on to all the Sunday talk shows to spread what was already known as a false story about what happened at Benghazi, Libya [“Rice’s would-be nomination erupts into partisan warfare,” News, Nov. 15].

All of this after weeks of misstatements, half truths and outright falsehoods about what happened. He was angry that some senators vowed to block her nomination to the secretary of state position, should she be nominated. His statements have contradicted himself and others since the beginning.

It’s too bad they cannot come up with a cohesive message to tell the American people, instead of claiming as he always does that, "We have to wait for the completion of the full investigation." Obama knew from day one what happened and has spent the last two months trying to lie his way out of it.

— Scott Stoppelman, LaConner


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