National Security Advisor Susan Rice says she has no regrets about appearing on five Sunday talk shows following the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi and blaming it on an anti-Islamic YouTube video.
Rice was a guest on “Meet The Press” this Sunday. When asked by host David Gregory if she regretted her claim, she replied, “David, no.” Here’s a short excerpt from the video:
GREGORY: “When you were last here, Ambassador Rice, it was an eventful morning on a story of Benghazi and the horrible attack on our compound there. We haven’t seen you in a while. As you look back at your involvement in all of that, do you have any regrets?”
RICE: “David, no. Because what I said to you that morning and what I did every day since was to share the best information that we had at the time. … And that information turned out in some respects not to be 100 percent correct.”
Not 100% correct,” Ms. Rice? How about, 100% false?
On the Sunday after the attack, Rice appeared on all five major talk shows and repeated the Obama administration’s talking point that the attack was a “spontaneous” response to the obscure video.
A now-declassified document shows that top civilian and military leaders were told minutes after the attack began that it was a “terrorist attack,” and not the result of a video. Nor was it a “spontaneous attack,” as the administration also claimed at the time.
[This post was edited after publication.]