For the record, I had a security clearance to handle classified material when I was in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.
I was investigated by the FBI before the security clearance was issued to me.
David Petraeus appeared Friday before the Congressional committee looking into what happened in Benghazi, Libya when four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, were killed.
Petraeus made it clear that the sensitive material on the Benghazi raid by terrorists aligned with Al Qaeda went through a checking process to make sure nothing in the material could be used to alert the group that conducted the raid and that U.S. intelligence agencies knew who they were, before the final unclassified material was given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
Rice subsequently only repeated what the CIA and other intel agencies approved before she appeared on 5 TV shows two months ago to explain what the White House knew at the time of her TV appearances.
There was nothing nefarious about what Ambassador Rice said or how the Obama White House had edited the "talking points" presented by Rice to the American public through her multiple appearance on Sunday morning TV political shows.
Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsay Graham and many in the Republican Party are now left with egg on their faces in their rush to judgement when they didn't know all the facts until Petraeus set the record straight during the Congressional hearings on the Benghazi, Libya attack on September 11, 2012.
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