The Devil and Jim Gant

Review: ‘American Spartan’ by Ann Scott Tyson
Special Forces Maj. Jim Gant / AP

With such an extensive list of charges against him, what had Jim Gant done to be so popular with his own soldiers, and with the Afghans among whom he lived?

He had won.

Politicizing the Truth

Former officials: CIA politicized intelligence on Benghazi
President Obama, Hillary Clinton, James Clapper, Susan Rice / AP, Wikimedia Commons

The CIA removed references to al Qaeda in the talking points it drafted for United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice in what critics say is part of a broad pattern of politicization of intelligence under the Obama administration.

White House Changed CIA Talking Points

Hill intel leaders confirm CIA guidance on Benghazi attack deleted terror references
AP

Senior Republican members of Congress confirmed Sunday that the Obama administration changed CIA guidance to the senior official that had identified the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi as an al Qaeda attack.

CIA Talking Points Changed, Petraeus Says

Petraeus: CIA talking points on Benghazi attack edited to play down al Qaeda links
Gen. Petraeus, Rep. King / AP

Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a closed hearing on Friday that the CIA’s original talking points on the Sept. 11 terror attack on Benghazi were edited to play down al Qaeda links to the attackers.

Obama: ‘Go After Me’

Obama defends Benghazi failure; defiant toward GOP on future Rice nomination
AP

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has not seen assessments that indicate classified information disclosed in the sex scandal involving CIA director David Petraeus compromised United States security.

Sex, Lies, and Benghazi

Focus of probe into Benghazi, Petraeus resignation shifts to Capitol Hill
AP

Senior intelligence officials and the FBI’s deputy director will face tough questioning Thursday from House and Senate intelligence committee members upset over the Obama administration’s mishandling of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi.