White House denies terror delete: Contradicting remarks made by ex-CIA chief Petraeus regarding Libya

November 18, 2012

The White House yesterday denied it edited talking points about the terrorist attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya - contradicting remarks made a day earlier by ex-CIA chief David Petraeus.

"The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word ‘consulate' to the word ‘diplomatic facility,' since the facility in Benghazi was not formally a consulate," Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters aboard Air Force One.

"Other than that, we were guided by the points that were provided by the intelligence community. So I can't speak to any other edits that may have been made."

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Petraeus on Friday told lawmakers that from the onset of the investigation about the Sept. 11 attack, US intelligence pointed to al Qaeda affiliates.

The former four-star general, who resigned from the CIA Nov. 9 due to an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, said the unclassified talking points were later revised to omit any mention of al Qaeda.

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