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President Obama is dealing not only with a new violence aimed at American diplomatic outpost but also.
A growing debate about what part if any his policies have played.
In the uproar.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry has that part of the story.
On the campaign -- Trail tonight from Columbus, Ohio even as President Obama campaigns today in Ohio -- say he's getting regular briefings -- the pilot spreading across the Muslim world.
But what happened this past week underscores that we still face threats in the world.
Now we can't just pull back.
His top advisors continue to claim the attack that killed ambassador Chris Stevens -- three other Americans was not planned out.
And grew out of protests against an anti Muslim film.
The best information in the best assessment we have today.
Is that in fact this was not a pre planned premeditated.
That what happened initially was it it was a spontaneous.
Reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo.
It as a consequence of the video.
That was quickly contradicted by the interim president of -- Who said he believes al-Qaeda was involved and foreigners -- to Libya to carry out the attack tied to the anniversary of nine elevenths.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When patent and we're prepared and have kindness and and the times.
Top administration officials today insisted the Libyan president's comments do not match a consensus within the US intelligence community.
Even though an intelligence source on the ground -- -- -- tells fox the assault included rocket propelled grenades and mortar fire.
Republican Senator John McCain suggested the White House is just reluctant to admit there was a terror attack was really an act of terror.
People don't bring heavy weapons and rocket propelled grenades to demonstrations for the United States government to say that it was simply.
Hey yeah spontaneous act flies in the face of the facts White House officials have been claiming for days the rage has been motivated by the anti Muslim bill.
And despite skepticism about the bill being that influential on FOX News Sunday and four other Sunday news programs ambassador Susan Rice would not -- We've had that the evolution of the Arab Spring over the last many months.
But what sparked the recent violence was the erring on the Internet a very hateful very offensive video.
That that -- has offended many people around the world.
Now today our own James Rosen pressed the State Department spokeswoman Victoria nowlin on whether this was an act of -- she said.
The administration will not put a label on it until the investigation is complete but it's emerging as one of the key questions along with why there was not more security.
-- -- -- -- Ed Henry traveling with the president Columbus, Ohio tonight Ed thank you --
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