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The Source of U.S. Intelligence

From the Wall Street Journal, reporting the White House release of e-mails concerning Benghazi:

One of the White House officials involved in the talking-points debate, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, issued a statement Wednesday defending the way the administration handled the matter.

“Some people have understandably asked how we were so wrong about there being a protest,” Mr. Vietor said in the statement. “I don’t know. When I was in government, I asked some intelligence officials how it happened. They told me that there were many different strands of information indicating there was a protest, both open source and intelligence based.”

He added, “In fact, a number of news outlets reported there were protests.”

So there you have it. It must be true. He read it in the papers.

Denis BoylesDennis Boyles is a writer, editor, former university lecturer, and the author/editor of several books of poetry, travel, history, criticism, and practical advice, including Superior, Nebraska (2008), Design Poetics (1975), ...

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