President's reaction to attacks in Libya, Egypt
Concern for American outposts overseas
- Duration 3:50
- Date Sep 12, 2012
Concern for American outposts overseas
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We begin though with -- White House correspondent Ed Henry.
On the president's reaction today good evening and good evening -- tonight the president is blasting Mitt Romney for his criticism of the administration's initial response mr.
Obama telling CBS's sixty minutes that mr.
Romney has a tendency to shoot first.
An -- later.
In cold blood for Americans murdered by a mob he had been Ghazi.
In a battle that lasted four hours on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks including US ambassador to Libya Cris Stevens.
The first American ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979.
Raising alarm bells about American outpost all around the globe.
-- also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world.
And make no mistake we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers.
Fox News has learned top Obama administration officials believe -- -- early signs the attack was planned.
In the protest outside the US consulate in Libya related to an anti Muslim movie may have just been a diversion.
Well a senior US official -- it's early in the investigation.
US is probing all leads including the possibility the attack was tied to the 9/11 anniversary.
It was a coordinated military style commando type raid that had both direct fire an indirect fire.
Military movements involved than it did this was a well planned well targeted -- no doubt about it.
The president did not take questions so he was not pressed on whether security was tight enough on the anniversary or how he specifically plans to mete out justice.
His remarks made no mention of the separate attack on the US embassy in Cairo.
As Republicans tried to lay blame for the violence across the mideast right at the doorstep of the Oval Office.
We're not nearly engaged in supporting their spring this we should -- it's about to explode.
Lack of leadership leading from behind is leading to uncertainty and doubt on all fronts.
In the Rose Garden the president tried to stay above the fray.
Ignoring the attacks from presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other top Republicans.
Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans.
Libyans help some our diplomats find safety and they carried ambassador Stevens has.
Body to the hospital where.
We tragically learn that he had died.
That -- to work with the Libyan government could be undermined by the fact there are reports that after ambassador Stevens was moved out of the US consulate.
Into a second building considered more safe.
Libyan security forces allegedly tipped the protesters off to his whereabouts leading to the murders.
In addition to unconfirmed reports the ambassador body may have been dragged through the streets.
US officials are investigating whether or pro al-Qaeda group.
Known as the imprisoned Abdul Robin brigades was involved especially after militant web -- late on Monday featured a new video.
From al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahri where he -- militants to avenge the killing of his late lieutenant who was -- -- -- by birth.
Another intriguing twist out -- what he's brother Mohammed was seen at Monday's protest at the US embassy in Cairo.
Does president pulls no punches in the sixty minutes interview saying quote governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and -- later -- as president one of the things I've learned you can't do that that you know it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the -- That you thought through the ramifications before you make them.
Meanwhile the president aboard Air Force One.
-- just called some of the families of the victims involved here he did that on his way to Las Vegas for previously scheduled campaign event for.
And a -- on north lawn Ed thank you let's get.