Originally Posted by cosmo20002
I'm still trying to figure out why it matters if the terrorists were motivated by a video (which was the CIA's immediate determination due to other video-related protests in the Middle East) or if the terrorists were motivated by just a general hatred of the US.
As you said, the end result was the same either way.
And there you go putting words into the CIA's mouth again. The CIA - as of September 14th, since that is all that has been released - had talking points that the attack may have been inspired by the riots in Cairo, which themselves were only partly going on over the video. Saying the CIA 'immediately' ( and insinuating of their own accord ) blamed the video is a lie, period, end of discussion.
Why does it matter?! Obama seems to understand why it matters, for he and his were the ones to cover it up. He wanted to sell that the 'war on terror' was won, that he won it. Going into an election, if 'terrorists' attacked a diplomat, it would reflect poorly on him. Especially if it came to light that the CIA warned as far back as April and as recent as the day before the attack, that no help was sent and in fact, help denied.
What does it matter, seriously? To ask that, you must be like Hilliary - dishonest or a dumbass... maybe both.